Mindy Kaling is more than 5 months pregnant, maybe the baby-daddy is a Kiwi?

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The above photo was taken on July 15, at Disney’s D23 expo. Mindy Kaling joined Ava DuVernay, Oprah Winfrey, Chris Pine and Reese Witherspoon at the expo so they could debut the trailer for their film, A Wrinkle in Time. It was at this expo where Mindy revealed to her costars that she was pregnant… five months pregnant!

No yellow couch was necessary for Mindy Kaling to spill the beans about her pregnancy to Oprah Winfrey. Winfrey – who stars with Kaling in the upcoming big screen adaptation of A Wrinkle In Time – tells PEOPLE that she was standing in the film’s press line at Disney’s D23 expo earlier this month when her castmate told her that she’s expecting.

“That’s when she told me. My mouth dropped,” recalls Winfrey. ” ‘What did you just say?’ she said, ‘Oh, Oprah, I don’t think you know. I’m 5 months pregnant.’ And I said, ‘WHAAAAT?!’ ”

Continues the 63-year-old, “That was it, and we just kept smiling. And then I said to [Reese Witherspoon], ‘Did you know?’ and she said, ‘I just found out, too.’ And then I said to [Wrinkle director Ava DuVernay], ‘Did you know?’ And she said, ‘I just found out.’ ”

Winfrey says that “none” of the Wrinkle team knew ahead of that moment, but adds, “I’m excited for her.”

[From People]

So Mindy is already five months along! More like five-and-a-half months now. God, she was able to keep that really under wraps. Last fall, she was not pregnant while filming Ocean’s Eight, but she probably was pregnant when she filmed the final season of The Mindy Project. Let me do the math… five months pregnant on July 15 means she got knocked up… around Valentine’s Day of this year!! Who was her V-Day date?!?!? Let me scan her social media…she posted a photo of herself and BJ Novak in June. She went to the Vanity Fair Oscar party with BJ in late February too, and as I was looking through archived photos of Mindy, I clocked them hanging out publicly in NYC (in April) and LA (in June). So… maybe BJ. He is more than a solid possibility, quite honestly, even though it pains me to admit that.

Here’s the big scandal though: just a few weeks before the Vanity Fair Oscar party… she was finishing up filming on A Wrinkle in Time in New Zealand!!! She was drinking wine in New Zealand hot tubs as of mid-February, so…is Mindy Kaling’s baby-daddy a rando Kiwi dude??? That’s the rumor I’m starting right now. Mindy Kaling hooked up with a rando in New Zealand and she got pregnant.

Mindy Kaling at Hulu’s 2017 Upfront Presentation

Mindy Kaling and ex B.J. Novak have a laugh in the Big Apple

Photos courtesy of Backgrid and WENN.

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  1. Nicole says:

    Let’s be real it’s probably BJ.

    • Sami says:

      Why wouldnt she just say so if it was BJ though? Its none of our business but Mindy is savvy enough to know that silence triggers speculation that will likely follow her child for a long time. I dont believe any celebrity mother would intentionally create such a situation. Either she doesnt know who the father is or its a rando who wants nothing to do with it.

      • nemera34 says:

        there are quite a few celebrity mothers that have done just that. left things like this for speculation.

        any congrats to her.

      • Nicole says:

        TBH no I don’t think so. Esp since we are already super aware of her Kelly-like fixation on BJ. The timeline seems to fit and it makes more sense than her with a rando to me.

      • Nyawira says:


        Who else other than January Jones has gone this route? Even Rod Stewarts daughter and Benicio Deltoro declared paternity openly even though theirs was just a one night stand. Anyway I agree with Sami, no famous person would court the guessing frenzy that poor child will be born into if they can help it. The father is probably married.

      • Louise177 says:

        Unless I missed it I don’t think Mindy even announced her pregnancy. So it doesn’t make sense to release a statement about the father. Sources and Oprah may be talking it doesn’t like Mindy wants to. Not sure why it’s anybody’s business anyway.

      • Erica_V says:

        @Louise177 – her rep confirmed/announced a few weeks ago in People so yes you missed it.

    • KB says:

      I think it’s probably more likely she’d have unprotected sex with BJ than a random. No judgment if it’s a random Kiwi though!

      • Danielle says:

        You can get pregnant using protection. A condom is nowhere near 100% effective.

    • Helene says:

      An aside… Oprah has a huge head!

    • Ksenia says:

      This is bizarre to me: Why bother starting/ inventing spurious rumors (a Kiwi?) about the pregnancy of someone who does not want to share who the father is? I don’t care for–or about–this particular actress, but I’d feel the same way if I did: Why make things up? It’s invasive and pointless. The truth, if the father’s identity is meant to be exposed it will be; if not (as w January Jones) it’s none of our business, anyway. There is so much gossip and more provable, interesting stories and drama out there. JMO

  2. Aiobhan Targaryen says:

    Are we really playing who invaded Mindy’s womb? If so, I have a few guesses

    Brad Pitt
    Idris Elba
    Ashton Kutcher
    Jesse “Hotep” Williams
    Some random white dude she met at a bar.
    Mike from Shah’s of Sunset
    Tam Honks-yeah, I think this may be the winner.

    In all seriousness, I hope he is not a f-uckboy who will waste her time. Maybe a man was not involved at all and she just decided to get insemination done and worry about finding a male partner later. I hope she and the baby are happy and healthy. She looks happy in those photos. She is actually wearing something flattering.

  3. Yellowrocket says:

    Mindy is hands down my favourite TV lady. I hope she has a hot, tall, kiwi hidden away in her mansion and BJ Novak is crazy jealous because he messed her around and now she’s gone forever.

    • INeedANap says:

      Good gravy, better a rando kiwi than feckin BJ. His weird short leash thing he’s doing with her is manipulative and gross.

    • Nicole says:

      I doubt he’s jealous. He’s been very clear about how he’s not into her. If anything Mindy has a fixation on him ala Kelly and Ryan. She should’ve put some distance between them after the breakup for clarity but she didn’t. Now they are weirdly enmeshed which is worse for her than him

  4. Cynical says:

    Technicality here – they count pregnancy as starting from the first day of your last menstrual period, so the actual conception happens about 2 weeks later…so right around Oscar time – if she was, in fact, exactly 5 months pregnant on July 15.

  5. PIa says:

    When was her Corey Booker date? Did they even go out or was it just Twitter flirting?

  6. Scal says:

    What’s wrong with her getting back together with BJ? They dated for a long time in the past, and seem to have remained good friends. Is there something about him I don’t know?

  7. Mandy says:

    Sperm donor

    • Sara says:

      She’s 38, has openly said she wants kids, no long term relationship; I can totally see her deciding to do it on her own. And good for her if that’s the case.

    • lizzie says:

      yep and good for her

    • BorderMollie says:

      Agree, don’t think there’s any drama here.

    • Elaine says:

      I think so too. And if so, good for her. Babies is as babies does. (No, I know that doesn’t make sense. But it sounded good at the time 😉

    • CynicalAnn says:


    • Erica_V says:

      I would’ve thought that but in the announcement in People it was described as an “unexpected surprise”. If you’re actively trying to get pregnant it can’t really be unexpected can it?

    • burnsie says:

      I wonder if the two are mutually exclusive, i.e. she used a sperm donor who has no interest in raising the child, but the donor happened to be BJ

  8. QueenB says:

    Lol at Oprah spilling all those infos

  9. thaisajs says:

    She’s really not showing much for being 5 months pregnant, is she? I know it’s different with your first and maybe she’s just dressing to hide it, but I’d have expected to see more of a bump at this point.

    She is glowing tho, right? Her skin looks incredible.

  10. Ashley says:

    What if the baby daddy is Chris Pine? Just a thought,it’s probably bj novak,though.

  11. sun says:

    the whole thing screams sperm donor to me tbh

  12. Jessica says:

    I am 25 weeks (6 months and 1 week) and my conception date was around the third week of February, so I’d say you have to snoop around early to mid-March if she is 5 1/2 months 😉

    • Lee1 says:

      Agreed. I am 22 weeks (so probably VERY close to Mindy) and conception was March 13 (we did IUI so I know exactly).

  13. Nyawira says:

    I’d be looking at the married men in her vicinity in early February.

  14. Avery says:

    I am happy for her. She seems like she is really excited. On another note…I have seen Mindy in person and the lip injections are so distracting. When she talks it is the one thing you stare at. She was perfectly fine. I don’t know why she did that to herself.