38-year-old Mindy Kaling announced that she’s going to be a mother. This will be the first child for The Office and The Mindy Project star. An insider has said the pregnancy was an “unexpected surprise” for the actress, and added that it won’t affect her upcoming work schedule for projects A Wrinkle in Time, Ocean’s Eight, and the last season of The Mindy Project.
There’s been a lot of speculation that Mindy is secretly dating someone, but an inside source told People that she’s single and isn’t even telling her friends who the father of her baby is.
Two years ago Mindy told Yahoo that she wasn’t actively planning to have children, but would embrace motherhood “if it happened.”
“I think I’ve decided that unlike everything else in my life, I’m going to be fast and loose about kids,” she told the website.
“I’m going to not actively plan, but if it happens, it would happen,” she added. “I’m not cavalier about who I would have a kid with. 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.”
Having kids has definitely been a priority for Mindy. “I do know with certainty that I want to have kids, because my relationship with [my mom] was so special,” she told In Style in 2015. Balancing life, work, and children can be tough, especially when you’re a woman with a demanding career, but Mindy definitely seems up to the task with or without the father in the picture. The Internet is eager to know who the father is, but honestly Mindy doesn’t owe anyone that information.