“Multiple sources” last week told E! News that Mindy Kaling is pregnant with her first child, and now we have confirmation that the star/creator of “The Mindy Project” is indeed with child.
The source: Oprah Winfrey!
Winfrey, who co-stars with the star/creator of “The Mindy Project” in Disney’s “A Wrinkle in Time”, confirms the pregnancy by revealing that Kaling shared the news while they stood together in a press line for the upcoming film at Disney’s D23 expo earlier this month.
“That’s when she told me. My mouth dropped,” Winfrey tells People. “‘What did you just say?’ She said, ‘Oh, Oprah, I don’t think you know. I’m five months pregnant.’ And I said, ‘WHAAAAT?!’”
Adds Winfrey: “That was it, and we just kept smiling. And then I said to [Reese Witherspoon], ‘Did you know?’ and she said, ‘I just found out, too.’ And then I said to [‘Wrinkle’ director Ava DuVernay], ‘Did you know?’ And she said, ‘I just found out.’”
According to Winfrey, “none” of the “Wrinkle in Time” cast or crew knew anything about Kaling’s pregnancy until that moment, but adds: “I’m excited for her.”
According to an “insider,” the “Office” alum’s reported pregnancy was “an unexpected surprise,” but Kaling doesn’t anticipate making any changes to the production schedules of her upcoming projects.
Kaling has yet to publicly confirm her pregnancy, or comment on the identity of the father.
In earlier interviews, the 38-year-old star has expressed a desire to have children, but admitted she doesn’t have any type of master plan.
“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 in September 2015 (via Us Weekly).
“I’m going to not actively plan, but if it happens, it would happen,” Kaling added. “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.”
Reports of Kaling’s pregnancy were followed by a barrage of “Office”-related memes in the Twitterverse, including these: