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11th Oct 2020

It’s a boy! Mindy Kaling reveals she is a mum-of-two after ‘secret’ pregnancy

Trine Jensen-Burke

Mindy Kaling baby #2

Congratulations are in order!

Mindy Kaling is a mum again after revealing she gave birth to a baby boy back at the start of September.

The 41-year-old made the surprise announcement Thursday on “The Late Show with Stephen Colbert,” where the actress also revealed her little boy’s name is Spencer.

On why she kept her happy news so private, Kaling explains that with so much heartbreak in the world, she didn’t want to go out of her way to publicize her pregnancy.

Already, she’s spotted a key difference in parenting her brood.

“Saying ‘my son’ feels very formal,” Kaling told Colbert, whereas “saying ‘my daughter’ feels contemporary and of the moment. But saying ‘a son’ feels so old-timey.”

Kaling’s daughter’s reaction to her mum having a baby on the way was, apparently, “very ambivalent at first, I would say, to be generous,” the actress reveals.

“She was really worried about her toys getting taken.”

But the little girl was delighted when the infant arrived and realized he couldn’t take her toys, Kaling added.

“She’s a huge fan, now that she’s met him.”