It’s official!

By Ariana Bacle
Updated December 19, 2019

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It’s official: Mindy Kaling confirmed that she is pregnant in an interview on the TODAY show that aired Tuesday.

The news of Kaling’s pregnancy first broke in mid-July, but the star declined to comment or confirm until now.

“It’s so unknown to me,” Kaling told TODAY‘s Willie Geist when asked about motherhood. “I have a lot of control over a lot of aspects of my life, and this is one where it’s like, ‘Okay!’ It’s out of my hands, which is kind of a fun feeling.”

She also spoke about her own mother, who she has described as her best friend and who died of pancreatic cancer in 2012. “My mom was incredibly fierce and so devoted to us but was just loved us and really wanted us to be happy no matter what we did,” she said. “My career choice was not something she was familiar with, and she was just so supportive of that, and if I could give that to my child, just that open-mindedness, I’d be so happy.”

See the interview above, and watch Kaling on The Mindy Project when the show returns for its sixth and final season Sept. 12 on Hulu.

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