You may recall how almost a month ago, the rumour mill was going strong that Mindy Kaling is pregnant with her first child.
Well, it has all been confirmed and it looks like the star of The US Office and The Mindy Project is indeed expecting!
Kaling confirmed that she is pregnant in a clip from a Sunday TODAY interview released today.
“It’s so unknown to me,” Kaling told host Willie Geist when asked about motherhood. “I have a lot of control over a lot of aspects of my life, and this is one where it’s like, ‘Okay!’ It’s out of my hands, which is kind of a fun feeling.”
The actress said she’s “really excited” about becoming a mom, and also talked about being inspired by her own mother, who sadly died of pancreatic cancer in 2012: “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.
“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.”
She also joked: “It’s so easy to criticize parenting until you’re a parent, so one of the nice things about becoming a parent is that I’ll be able to openly criticize other parenting because I will have a child.” The interview will air in full in September.