Welcome to motherhood, Mindy Kaling! The beloved The Mindy Project actress and The Office alum gave birth to her first child.
Katherine Kaling, which rolls off the tongue incredibly well TBH, was born December 15, according to E! News.
Maintaining some inkling of privacy (which is no easy feat in Hollywood), Kaling hasn't revealed the identity of Katherine's father. We're also still waiting for the new baby's Instagram debut but, based on Kaling's desire to keep her personal life, well...personal, baby Katherine will most likely be shielded from the public.
News of her pregnancy, which she dubbed as "an unexpected surprise," first surfaced in July, and was officially confirmed when Kaling's Wrinkle in Time costar Oprah Winfrey apparently spilled the beans. She had broken the exciting news to Winfrey and fellow costar Reese Witherspoon while on set, and Winfrey circulated the announcement to the press. Despite publicizing such private news about her life (and totally stealing her thunder), Kaling kept her cool.
"If anyone is going to announce big news about your private life, Oprah Winfrey is the person," Kaling said during an interview with Ellen DeGeneres. "You can't complain that much about it. And you also can't be like, 'Hey, Oprah, zip it'—because she's almost like a religious figure. So if there's one person I have to tell my daughter about that revealed her existence to the world, Oprah is pretty good." We concur—you can't find a cooler baby announcement than that. If newborn Katherine already has Oprah on her side, this baby is good as gold.
In the same interview, Kaling also revealed her baby's gender, much to the satisfaction of her fans. The new mom wanted to know whether she was having a boy or girl ASAP. "I am not waiting, I wanted to know way early," Kaling admitted when asked if she knew the baby's gender or wanted to keep it a surprise. "I'm having a girl."
After news of her pregnancy broke, Kaling dished on her future parenting style to Today’s Willie Geist. "I'd like to be the fun mom," she said. "I know I'm gonna be the dorky mom. So it could be kind of fun too. I think that would be nice." Kaling won't be a regular mom—she'll be a cool mom.
Since art imitates life, Kaling said she wanted to portray a working mom during The Mindy Project's six-season run. "On TV, we don’t see the discomfort that a lot of husbands feel when their wives have really demanding full-time jobs,” she told American Way for American Airlines in their September issue. “But in almost every one of my married friends’ relationships, this is the biggest single cause of stress."
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Kaling shared a promotional photo and trailer for Ocean's 8 (alongside numerous other female powerhouses) this past week, which appears to be her next project. So it looks like the 38-year-old actress is in for a busy 2018! Congratulations to Mindy Kaling, and we know she'll be the A+, dorky mother she aims to be. Katherine is already one lucky little lady.