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Mindy Kaling Reveals on ‘Ellen’ That She’s Having a Baby Girl

Mindy Kaling, star of The Mindy Project, shared that she is expecting a baby girl during an appearance on The Ellen DeGeneres Show on Friday.

While chatting about her pregnancy, the first-time mom-to-be said : “I’m carrying a child! I’m very, very pregnant. I’ve had a pretty great time of it so far but I think I took a lot for granted before this now that I’m in my current situation. Like, now I’m obsessed with sitting.”

During another interview with William Geist on the Today show she opened up more about the the expectancy.

“I’m excited. Yeah it’s so unknown to me. I’m kind of, 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 fun,” she said.

Awesome. The actress-comediennea also joked that becoming a parent will open up her repertoire on things she can joke about

“It’s so easy to criticize parenting until you’re a parent,” the number #3 Forbes highest paid female entertainer said. “So, one of the nice things about becoming a parent is that I’ll be able to openly criticize other parenting because I will have a child.”

But in the meantime, Kaling, who has Indian parentage and heritage credited her mom as an inspiration.

“My mom was incredibly fierce and so devoted to us, just loved us and really wanted us to be happy no matter what we did,” the actress has said. “My career choice was not something that 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.”

Celebrity Bump Watch: The Round Up This Week

We stalk track your fave expectant celebrity so you don’t have to, so here is a quick roundup of some of the pregnant stars and what they and their baby bumps are up to..,.

Mindy Kaling‘s costume designer is putting out all the stops to hide the star’s pregnancy for the last season of her show, The Mindy Project. (Belfast Telegraph)

Little People, Big World star Audrey Roloff  clapped back at baby bump shamers  (US Magazine)

Brooklyn Decker Mindy Kaling cradled her bump at a Women’s Equality event. (InStyle)

Serena Williams Audrey Roloff  showed off her glamorous Vogue maternity shoot photo (Instagram)

Report: Mindy Kaling Is Expecting Her First Child

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A Wrinkle In Time actress Mindy Kaling is expecting her first child, according to E! News sources.

The star of The Mindy Project was not planning to become pregnant, the insider told the entertainment news site. The baby is “an unexpected surprise” but the source said the pregnancy will not alter ongoing and already planned production schedules.

Her hit show that recently moved from FOX to the Hulu streaming channel and the FreeForm network  is entering its 8th and final season.

In interviews in the past, The Office alum had expressed interest in having children and convent over waiting until she is much older.

Per E!, she told Yahoo! style “I think I’ve decided that unlike everything else in my life, I’m going to be fast and loose about kids,” she told Yahoo! Style in a sit down interview.

“I’m going to not actively plan, but if it happens, it would happen.”

She also admitted that she would love to have children, at the time, “maybe imminently.”

She also shared some insight into who she would want to welcome children into the world with, saying, “I’m not cavalier about who I would have a kid with. But the thing I ask every parent that I really admire, the one comment they all have is that they wish they had kids earlier.”

Kaling previously dated Benjamin Nugent from 2008-2012 and her Office co-star B.J. Novak from 2005-2007.

Though not personally confirmed, Congrats anyway!