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Sorry, Mindy Kaling Isn’t Going to Tell You Who Her Child’s Father Is

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Even if Mindy Kaling low-key loves it when we fawn over our desire to see her and B.J. Novak run off into the sunset together, she’s still not going to fuel the fire by revealing who the father of her 18-month-old daughter, Katherine, is. Just yet, anyway. In a new interview with the New York Times, Kaling said keeping the father’s identity a secret will continue until Katherine, at an appropriate age, will be told herself. “My feeling is that, until I speak to my daughter about that, I’m not going to talk to anyone else about it,” she explained. “I’m very impatient, and having a baby requires an amount of patience that I was worried about. But they don’t tell you that the thing will look so much like you, and do things that are so sweet and adorable, that you’ll naturally not have the same impatience that you would have with a stranger or someone who works for you.” For what it’s worth, Novak is Katherine’s godfather. So close!

Mindy Kaling Won’t Tell You Who Her Child’s Father Is