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Mindy Kaling Finally Addressed The Rumor That B.J. Novak Is The Father Of Her Two Children

"It hasn't affected my kids or B.J."

You know that Mindy Kaling is the mother to two children, Katherine and Spencer.

A closeup of Mindy smiling

You might also know that former The Office costar B.J. Novak — who dated Kaling on and off throughout the show's run — is the godfather to Katherine and Spencer.

BJ and Mindy on the red carpet

Now, if you're the type who spends a decent amount of time on the internet (who isn't?), you might have come across the occasional speculation that B.J. is actually the father to Mindy's two children.

Mindy wearing a one-shoulder gown as she stands next to BJ

Mindy hasn't previously addressed the rumors, but she finally discussed them in a recent interview with Marie Claire.

Mindy smiles as she stands outside

"It doesn't bother me," she replied when asked about how the speculation makes her feel.

Mindy pointing playfully at BJ

“He’s the godparent to both my kids — and they have such a great relationship — and so far [the speculation hasn’t] affected my happiness at all, it hasn’t affected my kids or B.J.,” she said.

“If that’s what is going to be titillating to people, I’ll take it.”

This isn't the first time Mindy's addressed the paternity of her children, which she has chosen not to reveal publicly to date.

Back in 2019, the New York Times asked her about how she arrived at the decision to keep the identity of Katherine's father private.

“My feeling is that until I speak to my daughter about that, I’m not going to talk to anyone else about it," she said.

Read the entire Marie Claire interview with Mindy here.