The writer/actor/comedian is pregnant with her first child. Here's what we know so far about the pregnancy.

By Libby Ryan
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Mindy Kaling is expecting her first child!

The 38-year-old writer/actor/comedian is currently finishing up the final season of her series "The Mindy Project," and you may have seen the trailer drop for a little-known project called A Wrinkle in Time (in which Kaling costars with Oprah Winfrey, Reese Witherspoon, and Chris Pine). Although the pregnancy was an "unexpected surprise," according to E! News, the star is forging ahead with all her creative projects like the multitasking queen she's always been, only now with some potential pregnancy cravings in the mix.

"I think I’ve decided that unlike everything else in my life, I’m going to be fast and loose about kids. I’m going to not actively plan, but if it happens, it would happen.” Kaling told Yahoo! Style two years ago, adding,  “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."

She has not yet publicly confirmed the pregnancy news.

If her fictional counterpart Mindy Lahiri on "The Mindy Project" is any indication of Kaling's IRL future as a mom, we predict some epic maternity looks, sassy clap-backs to unwanted parenting advice, and an unapologetic approach to doing motherhood her own way—neuroses and all. After all, the star has been incredibly candid about her child-related worries in her 2015 book Why Not Me, writing, “What if my kids are really young when I die because I waited too long to have them?”

Timing worries aside, congratulations on seizing the day and your little one on the way, Mindy! We're so excited to follow your real-life journey through pregnancy and motherhood.

Libby Ryan is Editorial Assistant for



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