Nia Peeples plays Shay Mitchell’s mom on the ABC Family hit TV show Pretty Little Liars, but in real life — she’s like a big sister.
The 51-year-old mother of two, who plays Pam Fields, tells RumorFix exclusively, “It’s a great relationship.”
Having worked in TV and film for more than 30 years, Nia says, “I’m definitely the vet and my job on set is to make her stumble as much as possible by making her laugh, because that’s all I do.”
The veteran of shows like General Hospital and Fame says she’s even helped her onscreen daughter with her dating life — but things didn’t go so well.
“We do chitchat about men. I actually set her up with someone a friend of mine … She comes to meet my friend and brings an ex boyfriend who happened to be in town and I went Shay what are you doing? And the ex boyfriend happened to be a body model.” she adds.
Even though Shay has reportedly been linked to the Glee actor Jacob Artist, Nia says “She’s not ready to settle down, She’s not one of those gals who is pining for a guy. She’s like I want the right guy.”
Nia’s new online show More Than Skin Deep airs on August 9 on her Facebook page.