Celebrity·Posted on Aug 10, 2022Mindy 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."by larryfitzmauriceBuzzFeed StaffFacebookPinterestTwitterMailLink You know that Mindy Kaling is the mother to two children, Katherine and Spencer. Nbc / Nathan Congleton/NBC via Getty Images 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. Steve Granitz / FilmMagic / Getty Images 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. Stefanie Keenan / WireImage for Vanity Fair / Getty Images Mindy hasn't previously addressed the rumors, but she finally discussed them in a recent interview with Marie Claire. Raymond Hall / GC Images / Getty Images "It doesn't bother me," she replied when asked about how the speculation makes her feel. Filmmagic / FilmMagic for HBO / Getty Images “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. Gp / GC Images / Star Max / Getty IMages “If that’s what is going to be titillating to people, I’ll take it.” Karwai Tang / Getty Images This isn't the first time Mindy's addressed the paternity of her children, which she has chosen not to reveal publicly to date. Robert Kamau / GC Images / Getty Images 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. Robin L Marshall / Getty Images “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. Stefanie Keenan / Getty Images for Early Warning Services, LLC Read the entire Marie Claire interview with Mindy here.