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Mindy Kaling Announces Birth of Baby Anne

Mindy Kaling has expanded her little family – she’s welcomed a baby girl!

The actor, screenwriter and author shared the beautiful news on social media, just after marking her 45th birthday. In a post on Instagram, Mindy explains that she welcomed her daughter earlier this year:

“In late February, I gave birth to my daughter, Anne. She’s the best birthday present I could’ve ever imagined.”

The news was accompanied by a sweet photo of Anne with her big sister, 6-year-old Katherine, and big brother, 3-year-old Spencer. The Instagram carousel also featured a photo of Mindy smiling while caressing her baby bump as well as one of her in hospital with Katherine and Spencer chatting to her in hospital. (You can see the pics here.)

Mindy continued, “When things are hard, whenever I veer towards cynicism, my three kids are such a great reminder of the pure joy in my life. I’m so lucky I live in a place where I could do this by myself, on my own timeline. Thanks for all the birthday wishes.”


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Of course, the comments section exploded with love and congratulatory comments for the actor…

Queer Eye’s Tan France wrote, “oh my gosh, Mindy!! I’m so happy for you!”

Podcaster Monica Padman posted, “What a beautiful family.”

And Never Have I Ever star Maitreyi Ramakrishnana wrote, “All my love to lil Anne.”

Interestingly, Mindy has managed to avoid having the media spill her baby news with all three of her kids. Each time, she has shared the news when she was ready, and on her own terms (hooray!), usually months after their birth. Plus, she has never revealed who the father of her children are.

In a 2022 interview with Meghan Markle on her Archetypes podcast, Mindy opened up about the decision to have kids as a single woman:

“I’m a highly traditional person, I came from a really happy nuclear family… I wanted that for myself, plus more. Growing up, I used to write in journals like, ‘I’m going to be married to a guy named Josh and we’re going to have five children and I’m gonna start having kids when I’m 24’.”

Mindy continued,  “I do know that that would be so valuable for my kids, you know, that they have a dad. It wasn’t our lot, our family’s lot in life…”

But Mindy says she has a “community” of support, including a live-in nanny, her father and stepmother.

“I also waited until I was in my late 30s to have children because I knew I needed the resources to do it comfortably and not everyone has those abilities.”

(Feature Image Credit: Mindy Kaling photo by DFree/Shutterstock.com)

Nehal is an award-winning news presenter, author of "A Kids Book About Kindness Online" and founder of CelebrityKind. She has dedicated her career to creating connected and healthy spaces in the media. When she's not writing, you'll find Nehal hanging with family, dancing to Beyoncé, interpreting Taylor Swift lyrics or watching old eps of Oprah.