Mindy Kaling just had her first baby. It’s a girl named Katherine Kaling, and she had it on the 15th of December. E! News discovered Mindy was pregnant back in July and the Mindy Project star claimed her pregnancy was a “surprise.”
Back in September of this year, she talked on the Today Show and claimed she was “really excited” to become a mother for the first time. She said she would like to be a “fun mom,” but understands it’s more likely for her to be “dorky.”
However, Kaling acknowledged the possibility of having a lot of fun as a “dorky mom.” Kaling, who is known for keeping her life private, has not revealed who the dad is.
In a report from People Magazine, an insider claimed Mindy never told anyone who the father of the child was, not even her close friends.
The insider claimed that she didn’t start telling everyone she was pregnant until a few months in. She just wasn’t ready yet.
While speaking with Willie Geist earlier this year, Mindy said she was a bit nervous about having her first baby. The former star of The Office said she would be thrilled to be a fun mom but instead feels a bit worried.
As for how she finds the strength to go through the experience of motherhood, the 38-year-old actress looks to her mother for inspiration on how to behave.
Mindy’s mother died back in 2012 due to pancreatic cancer, and she has spoken about how great her mother was in the past. She said her mom was “incredibly fierce,” and loved her children with so much devotion.