mindy kaling second child

Surprise! Mindy Kaling has welcomed her second child. On Thursday, the actress announced that she gave birth to a baby boy named Spencer in September.

“I'm telling it for the first time now, it feels so strange. But I gave birth to a baby boy on September 3,” Kaling said during an appearance on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert. Appearing virtually from home, the mom-of-two was glowing and seemed overjoyed to share the news.

“No one even knew you were pregnant!” Colbert responded with shock.

“I know! I know! This is news to a lot of people,” the actress said. “It's true.”


Kaling went on to explain that with so much heartbreak in the world right now, she didn't want to publicize her pregnancy. And, of course, keeping her pregnancy a secret wasn’t too hard during quarantine. (Jessica Biel and Justin Timberlake pulled off a surprise pregnancy, too!) 

Kaling is also mom to a 2½-year-old daughter, Katherine, whose December 2017 birth was a bit of a surprise to fans, too. When asked how her daughter is handling being a big sister, Kaling said she was “very ambivalent at first, I would say, to be generous,” but “she's a huge fan, now that she's met him.”

Kaling has yet to respond further to the news of her newborn. And as with her first pregnancy, she has chosen not to reveal the father's identity. “My feeling is that until I speak to my daughter about that, I’m not going to talk to anyone else about it,” she told the New York Times at the time.

Congrats to Mindy Kaling on her growing family! 

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