Congrats are in order for Mindy Kaling, who is expecting her first child! And, the news wasn’t only a surprise to her fans! — Mindy’s first pregnancy was a complete shock to her as well, according to the report!
Mindy Kaling, 38, is pregnant with her first child, according to E! News, July 17, which claims her pregnancy was an “unexpected surprise.” She’s reportedly expecting a little girl and fans couldn’t be more excited! So, will the thrilling news halt production on The Mindy Project? — It looks like Mindy is already supermom, because a source tells the site that there will not be any changes made to the production schedules of her upcoming projects. The Mindy Project, which is currently in production of its sixth and final season, is set to air on Hulu later this year.
Nearly a month after Mindy’s pregnancy news broke, the star opened up about becoming a mom in a super candid interview with Willie Geist for Sunday Today. It was the first time she had spoken publicly about her happy news. “It’s so unknown to me,” Mindy revealed in an Aug. 15 preview for the interview. “I have a lot of control over a lot of aspects of my life, and this is one where I’m like, ‘Okay, it’s out of my hands,’ which is kind of a fun feeling.” The comedian added that she’s looking to her own mother, who died of pancreatic cancer in 2012, for parenting inspiration. “My mom was incredibly fierce and so devoted to us, just loved us and really wanted us to be happy no matter what we did,” she said.
“My career choice was not something that she was familiar with and she was just so supportive of that. If I could give that to my child, just that open-mindedness, I’d be so happy.” The father of Mindy’s future child has not been disclosed. However, she has said this: “I’m not cavalier about who I would have a kid with.” That comment, Mindy made during an interview with Yahoo in 2015. From what we know, Mindy is currently single. She previously dated Benjamin Nugent from 2008-2012 and her Office co-star B.J. Novak, 37, from 2005-2007.
In that same interview, the actress previously spoke about wanting children, and ironically enough, admitted that she wasn’t into the planning phase. “I think I’ve decided that unlike everything else in my life, I’m going to be fast and loose about kids,” she explained. “I’m going to not actively plan, but if it happens, it would happen… But the thing I ask every parent that I really admire, the one comment they all have is that they wish they had kids earlier.” Mindy also added that she hoped to have kids, “maybe imminently,” [at the time, 2015].
Just before the news broke, Mindy stepped out to promote her upcoming film, A Wrinkle in Time, at Disney’s D23 expo in California on Saturday, July 15. She posed for photos with Oprah Winfrey, 63, and Reese Witherspoon, 41, [as seen below].
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