Ir’s official. Mindy Kaling is breaking her silence and confirming reports that she is going to be a mom! The Mindy Project is pregnant and revealed she is excited about welcoming her first child into the world.
In an interview with William Geist on Sunday’s Today, set to air on September 10, the 38-year-old actress dished about her pregnancy and told viewers what kind of mom she wants to be for her child. Hint: it’s definitely the coolest mom ever. (Check out the video below for a preview.)
Mindy also spoke candidly about her late mom, Swati Roysircar, who she considers a great example when it comes to raising children. “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,” Mindy said. “My career choice was not something that she was familiar with and she was just so supportive of that. And if I could give that to my child, just that open-mindedness, I’d be so happy.”
However, Mindy did keep silent when it came to sharing the identity of the baby’s daddy. Fans of the comedienne are convinced Mindy’s on-again, off-again boyfriend B.J. Novak is the father, but neither has commented on the rumors so far.
It’s no surprise the stylish star decided to start a family on her own. In an interview in 2015, Mindy opened up about wanting kids, with or without a partner. ” I think I’ve decided that unlike everything else in my life, I’m going to be fast and loose about kids,” she told Yahoo! Style. “I’m going to not actively plan, but if it happens, it would happen. 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.”