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Christmas has arrived early for Mindy Kaling — she’s welcomed her first child.
The Mindy Project creator and star delivered a baby girl named Katherine Kaling on Friday, reports E! News. The Hollywood Reporter has reached out to Kaling’s rep for comment.
Kaling, 38, confirmed the happy news in August during a Sunday Today interview with NBC’s Willie Geist. “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,” she told Geist.
The actress also shared that her Wrinkle in Time co-star, Oprah Winfrey, accidentally revealed her pregnancy to the press, unaware that Kaling had not yet disclosed the news herself.
“At first it was like, OK, if anyone is going to announce big news about your private life, Oprah Winfrey is that person,” Kaling told Ellen host Ellen DeGeneres while appearing on the show. “You also can’t be like, ‘Hey, Oprah, zip it!,’ because she’s almost like a religious figure.”
The identity of the baby’s father has yet to be revealed.
Kaling most recently wrapped The Mindy Project‘s sixth and final season in November. Next, she will star in A Wrinkle in Time, opposite Winfrey, Reese Witherspoon and Storm Reid, and Ocean’s 8, for which the trailer dropped Tuesday.
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