Mindy Kaling has reportedly welcomed her first child, a daughter named Katherine, E! News reports. The Mindy Project star gave birth on Friday, December 15, according to the site. Reps from the actress have not yet confirmed the news.
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It was first reported in July that the 38-year-old star was expecting her first child. The source who revealed the news called the announcement an “unexpected surprise.” Kaling, who’s known to be private about her personal life, has not publicly revealed the identity of the baby girl’s father.
Shortly after the news of her pregnancy broke, Oprah Winfrey, Kaling’s A Wrinkle in Time costar, confirmed that the actress was five months pregnant.
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“At first it was like, okay, if anyone is going to announce big news about your private life, Oprah Winfrey is the person. You can’t complain that much about it,” Kaling responded months later on The Ellen Show.” You also can’t be like, ‘Hey Oprah, zip it!’ because she’s almost like a religious figure.”
Kaling first publicly opened up about her pregnancy and the prospect of becoming a mum in an interview with Today in August. “It’s so unknown to me,” she said of having a baby. “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.”
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It was only two months ago that Kaling confirmed that she’s having a girl. “I wanted to know way early,” she said of finding out the sex of her baby.
This article originally appeared on Harper’s BAZAAR US.