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Updated on Jun 16, 2019. Posted on Jun 12, 2019

Mindy Kaling Explained Why She Won't Reveal Her Daughter's Paternity

And it actually makes a lot of sense.

You probably know Mindy Kaling as a phenomenally successful actor, writer, producer, and director who has starred in a range of shows including The Office and The Mindy Project.

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You probably also know Mindy as a doting mother to her 18-month-old daughter, Katherine.

However, when Mindy announced she was pregnant back in 2017, she was publicly single and decided not to reveal the identity of her baby's father.

And when Katherine arrived in December 2017, Mindy left the father's information off her birth certificate. Since then, Mindy has refused to share Katherine's face on social media and has remained tight-lipped about her paternity.

However, Mindy has now explained her reasoning for keeping Katherine's paternity private — and it actually makes a lot of sense.

Speaking to the New York Times, Mindy said: "My feeling is, that until I speak to my daughter [about her paternity], I'm not going to talk to anyone else about it."

And she went on to say that as well as keeping her daughter's paternity and identity under wraps, she probably won't be using her experience of motherhood as material for her work either.

However, she did reveal motherhood has affected her personality, explaining that she's surprised by the level of patience she has for her daughter.

You can read Mindy Kaling's full interview here.

Ellie Woodward is Celebrity and Entertainment Editor for BuzzFeed UK and is based in London.

Contact Ellie Woodward at ellie.woodward@buzzfeed.com.

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