Mindy Kaling Confirms She's Pregnant & Opens Up About Becoming a Mom

I’m sure you’ve heard the rumors about Mindy Kaling being pregnant, and if you’re anything like me, you're already making a list of baby names for her. Finally, after weeks of speculation, Mindy confirmed she's expecting and opened up about becoming a mom.

In an interview with Willie Geist on Sunday TODAY, Mindy said she’s “really excited” and can’t wait to criticize other parents’ parenting. "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," she joked.


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Mindy also explained how she feels about becoming a mother. “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.”

The Mindy Project star had some beautiful things to say about her own mother, who passed away in 2012, and how she'll influence her parenting style. “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. If I could give that to my child, just that open-mindedness, I’d be so happy.”

And now we're all crying. Congratulations, Mindy! We can't wait to see you as a mom.