Mum-to-be Mindy Kaling reportedly doesn’t want to share the identity of her baby’s father to anyone, including close friends.
It was reported earlier this week that The Office star (38) is expecting her first child and she is not in a relationship right now.
“She just started telling her friends she is pregnant,” a source told People. “She is not telling anyone, not even close friends, who the father is.”
The popular actress, who recently signed on to super-movie A Wrinkle In Time alongside Reese Witherspoon and Oprah Winfrey, previously said she would not “actively plan” a family, but was open to the idea of having a child.
“I think I’ve decided that unlike everything else in my life, I’m going to be fast and loose about kids,” she told Yahoo! Style.
“I’m going to not actively plan, but if it happens, it would happen.
“I’m not cavalier about who I would have a kid with. But the thing I ask every parent that I really admire, the one comment they all have is that they wish they had kids earlier.”
According to E! News, the pregnancy was an “unexpected surprise”. Her decision to keep the father private is a rare, but not unheardof decision in Hollywood – Mad Men actress January Jones (39) has famously never revealed the identity of her six-year-old son Xander’s father.
Kaling previously dated The Office co-star BJ Novak from 2005 to 2007 and split with writer Benjamin Nugent in 2012 after four years.