Mindy Kaling is expecting!
On Tuesday morning (August 15), the 38-year-old Mindy Project actress confirmed during a sit-down interview with Today that she is, in fact, with child.
News circling Kaling’s pregnancy first emerged as early as mid-July, with various outlets and sources hinting at the Why Not Me? author’s big secret. One such source just so happened to be her Wrinkle in Time cast mate, Oprah Winfrey, who spilled the beans on Kaling’s revealing her expectancy at the Disney’s D23 expo earlier that same month.
Watch the snippet of Mindy Kaling’s Today interview, below.
Well, today, a newly released clip of the morning show’s sit-down with the funny woman (airing September 10) finally put the chatter to rest.
In the preview, Kaling, who reveals she is five months along, recalls being “really excited” about the chance of motherhood, remarking: “It’s so unknown to me. I have a lot of control over a lot of aspects of my life, and this is one where I’m like, ‘OK, it’s out of my hands,’ which is kind of a fun feeling.”
Also in the interview, the actress also took a moment to reflect on the bond she shared with her late mother, Swati Chokalingam, who passed away to pancreatic cancer in 2012, commemorating her as “incredibly fierce and so devoted to us, just loved us and really wanted us to be happy no matter what we did,” said Kaling.
Kaling, who is an accomplished author, comedian, and the brains behind Hulu‘s hit series The Mindy Project, is the author of two memoirs: Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me? (and Other Concerns) and Why Not Me?