Mindy Kaling is the proud mom of daughter Katherine and son Spencer — and has been gushing about her little ones ever since they arrived.
Kaling gave birth to Katherine in December 2017 before secretly welcoming Spencer three years later. She has yet to reveal the father’s identity of either child. “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 in June 2019.
That same month, the actress’ Late Night costar Scott Reid told Us Weekly exclusively what a great mom Kaling is. When asked if the Office alum is always calm, cool and collected, he said, “In my experience? Yes. It’s starting to freak me out. I don’t know how. She looks amazing. She’s always so chilled out and zenned out. I don’t know what’s going on inside there, but I want some.”
The Veep alum added of his second son, Damon: “My littlest boy [and] her daughter are in this really sweet music class together where they just dance and toddle around. It’s really cute.”
Kaling’s Mindy Project costar Ike Barinholtz’s little ones also hang out with Katherine. “Our daughters are friends,” he told Us that same month. “It’s so adorable on their playdates, we get sent pictures of them.”
After joking that their children “write a comedy show together [that] … sucks,” Barinholtz told Us why he believes the Why Not Me? author has been able to tackle motherhood with such grace.
“It’s a joy watching Mindy as a mother,” he said. “Mindy’s always been able to handle a ton. I remember when we’d be in the writers’ room, she’d be like, ‘I have to go to a wardrobe fitting,’ and then she’d call and be like, ‘Hey, one thing about that joke.’ … She’s like a polymath. It’s amazing.”
Kaling expanded her family in October 2020 when she secretly gave birth to her second child, son Spencer. “I’m telling this for the first time, it feels so strange. I gave birth to a baby boy on September 3,” the actress revealed on an episode of The Late Show with Stephen Colbert at the time. “This is news to a lot of people. It’s true! … His name is Spencer. I forgot the most important part of it.”
The following month, Kaling opened up about going from a mom of one to a mom of two — and joked about how the “excitement” from loved ones dies down significantly.
“The difference between having a first child and a second child is so funny,” she “told Elle in November 2020. “The first time it was like every person in my life came out of the woodwork to send gifts and cards and notes and emails. And then once you have a second kid, everyone’s like, ‘You’re fine. You’re OK.’ It’s definitely more of a muted excitement from everyone in my life.”
Keep scrolling to take a look at the sweet things Kaling has said about raising her children: