Mindy Kaling ‘is really motherly to the people she loves and cares about’

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I respect Mindy Kaling’s privacy. If she doesn’t want to tell us the identity of her baby-daddy, that’s fine. That’s her business. I’m okay with the mystery, and I’m actually enjoying all of the theories being floated. But here’s what I find astonishing: how is it that no one is leaking? How is it that TMZ isn’t on the case? Don’t tell me TMZ, Star Magazine, Us Weekly and E! News are all deciding to respect Mindy’s privacy. Bulls–t. Isn’t it far more likely that Mindy actually has this information on lockdown? And that she’s only releasing sh-t on her say-so? Like this completely innocuous story from People:

Mindy Kaling‘s friends think she’s going to make a great mom.

“Mindy is really motherly to the people she loves and cares about. She takes care of them,” an industry insider says of The Mindy Project star in the latest issue of PEOPLE.

Fans were pleasantly surprised when news broke July 17 that the actress and author is expecting her first child.

“Being a mom is something she’s always talked about, but never spoke of a set plan or anything in terms of a timeline of when she wanted it to happen,” the insider tells PEOPLE.

[From People]

You know what? Mindy doesn’t seem to me like the person who mothers other people around her. I’m not saying that as a slam – some people naturally “parent” other people and some people don’t. I’m not one of those people who naturally “parents” other people, I’m actually the type of person who gets parented by nearly every older person around me. I don’t even think I come across as particularly helpless or orphaned, but older folks are constantly offering assistance, suggestions and parental-type compliments. I’ve always thought Mindy is probably the same – she comes across as someone that older people would love to “adopt” as a daughter-figure. Maybe I’m reading into it though. Who knows?

Mindy Kaling leaves Little Beach House Malibu restaurant with her parents

Photos courtesy of WENN.

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  1. Megan says:

    Something superficial … I bet her baby will be beautiful.

  2. Justine says:

    This is random, but does anyone have an ID on the sweater set she’s wearing in the photo above?

  3. CynicalAnn says:

    I think she’s great but it makes me sad that she does so much lip filler.

  4. booRadley says:

    I hope it comes out, that she was just ready to do it on her own, and made a choice. some people forget to mention (like this site) that lots of women make that choice. there doesn’t have to be a baby daddy, whether its a known or unknown donor, she’s got her career, her new home, she’s ready. I identified so much with Mindy Lahiri, this happy news just makes me identify even more with the person behind the caricature, you go girl.
    Sister’s are doing it for themselves!!!!

    • susiecue says:

      Well…part of the info we were given was that it was “an unexpected surprise”. Sure, it’s totally a respectable choice to choose to be a mother on your own. But I think a lot of the baby-daddy speculation is due to that particular remark. You can’t call a planned sperm donor baby an unexpected surprise.

  5. Radley says:

    Her PR team is doing their job. They’re shifting focus from who’s-the-daddy to Mindy-is-motherly. Not mad at that. Ultimately it isn’t our business and she seems more than capable of raising a kid more or less on her own, whatever the case may be.

  6. meh says:

    Wow, her face is wild these days.