Mindy Kaling gives birth to a son after keeping pregnancy secret during pandemic

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      An American funnywoman has surprised her fans by revealing that she's a mom for a second time.

      Mindy Kaling starred in The Office and The Mindy Project, and, more recently, the Netflix series Never Have I Ever.

      She kept her pregnancy secret right through to childbirth.

      This week, Kaling disclosed on Stephen Colbert's show that she gave birth to a baby boy on September 3.

      "His name is Spencer," Kaling declared.

      Watch Mindy Kaling's interview with Stephen Colbert on The Late Show.

      At one point during the interview, Colbert held up a photo of an eight-months pregnant Kaling, which was published in a newspaper. The article didn't mention that she was expecting a child.

      "I think they  just said I was buying toys for my older kid," she said. "But I was so insulted. I mean like...if you're not pregnant, you need to go to the doctor if you look like that. Right?"

      Colbert replied: "I'm not going to jump on that train. Thank you for inviting me on it, though. You look fantastic."

      This is her second child. Kaling's daughter, Katherine Swati, was born in December 2017. 

      The girl was "very ambivalent at first" about having a sibling, according to Kaling, because she worried about her toys being taken.

      But once she learned that this new child was much smaller, her concerns evaporated.

      Stephen Colbert held up this photo of a pregnant Mindy Kaling on The Late Show.
      The Late Show

      The interview coincided with the release of Kaling's new collection of essays, Nothing Like I Imagined (Except for Sometimes). In it she shares stories of being a single parent and the advantages of not having a husband.

      For those who can't get enough of Mindy Kaling, check out the video below. It shows her making a dosa with another high-profile American woman of Indian ancestry, vice-presidential candidate Kamala Harris.

      Both trace their roots back to South India, where dosas are incredibly popular.

      Video: Mindy Kaling invites Kamala Harris into her kitchen.