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But the most interesting part of Mindy’s new addition is that no one even knew she was expecting!
Mindy just broke the news on The Late Show With Stephen Colbert on Thursday. The 41-year-old star told the host that she had a baby. And not like yesterday. She actually gave birth last month to a baby boy! Mindy’s son was born on September 3, she told Stephen, who basically had the exact same reaction as, well, everyone. “No one even knew you were pregnant!” he exclaimed.
“I know! I know!” replied Mindy, who had obviously gone to great lengths to keep it on the down low. “This is news to a lot of people. It’s true.” The star sounded totally gleeful over her brand-new bundle of joy, whose name is Spencer.
Mindy Kaling just gave us all a huge surprise. She revealed last night that she had a baby boy named Spencer. It comes as a huge shock, even to the biggest Mindy Kaling fans, because she never let any bump photos slip over the past nine months!
It’s a pretty amazing feat that Mindy was able to keep her pregnancy so hush-hush. Honestly, that should win her another Emmy. Mindy frequently posts cute pictures on Instagram, but she must’ve been perfectly choreographing her posts so that no one would know.
It’s totally messing with our minds this morning! One Instagram user put it perfectly with a comment on Mindy’s most recent post: “* everyone scrolls through Instagram looking for 🤰🏻 *,” a user named TiffyWalden wrote.
It’s super exciting for Mindy and her family. Mindy’s older child, Katherine, was born in December 2017 and is 2½ years old. Mindy adorably calls her big girl “Kit.” Now big sister Kit has a sweet little brother to get to know.
Mindy loves to do things her own way, and it’s such a huge inspiration. Keeping her pregnancy quiet until a month after her second child was born is just further evidence of that. Surely, when you’re as big of a star as Mindy is, it has to be nice to just get to experience your pregnancy in private.
We love Mindy for so many reasons. She can do it all, from writing amazing jokes and being hilarious on screen to producing some of the funniest sitcoms ever, like The Office and The Mindy Project. Mindy’s newest show, Never Have I Ever, is one of the most relatable shows about a young Indian American teen. But Mindy’s motherhood journey is yet another thing that many people admire about her.
Mindy is a single mother by choice. She has never revealed who her first baby’s father is. And like just about everything else she does, it seems like Mindy does motherhood on her own terms. She didn’t stick to the standard “timeline,” and she didn’t feel like she needed a man in order to become a mom, either.
However, being a mom is incredibly important to Mindy. She talked about her journey to motherhood back in 2019, telling Glamour, “I always knew I wanted to be a mom, but I would have put it off and put it off. I’m happy that it happened when it did.”
“I would have put it off indefinitely,” she continued. “I’ve seen firsthand the heartbreak of women who have waited to get pregnant [and then it doesn’t happen]. For me, my relationship with my mother was such an integral part of my life. Thinking back on our relationship is still such a huge source of my happiness day-to-day, so I’m so grateful for having Katherine.”
Mindy’s mom died back in 2012, so she never got to meet Mindy’s first baby. Still, it seems like she continues to inspire Mindy when it comes to how she parents. “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 the open-mindedness, I’d be so happy.”
A huge congrats to Mindy and big sister Kit!
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