Actress Mindy Kaling might have been happy and funny on Hulu’s The Mindy Project, but when it comes to her personal life, she plays no games. The star has refused to reveal who fathered her newborn baby girl and fans aren’t really happy about it.
Mindy Kaling's Big Secret
News hit earlier this week that Kaling became a first-time mother when she welcomed her daughter. Still, of course, the follow-up question is, who’s the father? Well, we won’t be finding out anytime soon as Kaling doesn’t plan on telling the public. Still, fans have given their bets on Twitter and said they are convinced it’s Kaling’s best friend and rumored boyfriend, B.J. Novak. Take a look at what fans said below.
Not to be dramatic but if BJ Novak isn’t the father of Mindy Kaling’s baby I will shatter a window.
— Sam C (@samcrichto) December 20, 2017
All I want for Christmas is to know if BJ Novak is the father of Mindy Kaling’s baby pic.twitter.com/tf9ErBB1KP — Danielle Balentine (@balentine_d) December 19, 2017
dream christmas presents:
- the audio of solange in the elevator
- full pilot of greta gerwig's 'how i met your father' spin off
- to know of bj novak is the father of mindy kaling's baby
— beth le hem (@urpalbeth) December 15, 2017
Just don’t tell me if BJ Novak ends up *not* being the father of Mindy Kaling’s baby, k thx — Molly St Clair (@MlyStClr) December 20, 2017
Idk why people feel like Mindy Kaling is obligated to say who the father of her baby is pic.twitter.com/XvAfGvaF63
— alhi (@EdgrAllnHoe) December 20, 2017
I love, love all the congratulations and support Mindy Kaling is getting and how most outlets are reporting with no mention of a father. If there's a father great, if there's not, even better. I so tired of the concept of "family" being a mother & a father, let alone TWO people. — Trina (@TrinaDeLaMuerte) December 20, 2017
I know Mindy Kaling isn’t revealing her baby’s father but the day she starts cracking wise and telling amazing short stories Mindy will have to reveal it’s BJ Novak’s
— Abby Barr (@1AbbyRoad) December 21, 2017
Is anyone else annoyed at the media hounding @mindykaling for the identity of the father of her child. GIRL IS A HAPPY NEW MOTHER AND IT'S NUNYA BUSINESS. Wishing you and your baby girl happiness and health, Mindy! — Gabriella Grosso (@GabriellaGr0sso) December 21, 2017
I wish I could be as secretive about anything as Mindy Kaling is being about her baby’s father
— Ryder Buttry (@ryderbuttry) December 21, 2017
What if January Jones’ baby’s father is actually BJ Novak and Mindy Kaling’s is actually Bobby Flay? — dietcoke4breakfast (@dietcoke4brkfst) December 11, 2017
We shouldn’t really hold our breaths waiting for Kaling to reveal his identity. Rumor has it the actress has zero plans on letting fans know who fathered her child.
“She’s not telling anyone, not even close friends, who the father is,” one insider told PEOPLE magazine over the summer, when news first hit that Kaling was expecting. Another source also revealed that the pregnancy was certainly “an unexpected surprise” for Kaling.
Kaling had also been vocal about her plans for kids a couple of years ago. She said in one interview that she wouldn’t “actively plan” to conceive, but if it happened, so be it.
Considering we don’t know who the father is, it’s also interesting that she 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.”
A Telling Birth Certificate?
While she has gone to great efforts to conceal the identity of the father, the birth certificate has already been obtained by The Blast. What we do know is that Kaling paid tribute to her mother, and named the child Katherine Swati Kaling. She was born at Cedars Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles. Mindy’s late mother’s name is Swati. Mindy is listed as the mother but the father’s name was not in the legal document.
Meanwhile, Kaling has still been working hard. She recently ended the successful The Mindy Project earlier this year and is slated to star in the highly anticipated Ocean’s 8 film that hits theaters next summer. She also recently starred in A Wrinkle In Time. Be sure to keep up with Enstars for the latest.