Mindy Kaling was pretty hush-hush about her pregnancy. She didn’t go full-on Anna Kournikova and keep it a secret, but she didn’t subscribe to the fame whore school of pregnancy by hrowing up hourly bump pics on Instagram. I figured Mindy might keep the birth quiet and just randomly show up a year from now pushing a kid in a stroller. I was wrong; it happened, and we’ve got some news about Mindy’s new baby.
People says that 38-year-old Mindy gave birth to a daughter on Friday morning in Los Angeles and named her Katherine Swati Kaling. Shortly after news broke of Mindy’s pregnancy, it was rumored nobody – not even her close friends – would know who the daddy was. Mindy really made sure that her baby’s father’s name doesn’t get out there by leaving him off of the birth certificate.
Back to the name, Swati was the name of Mindy’s late mother. It’s always a little unsettling when a famous person doesn’t name their child something ridiculous, like Paper or Whisk. Katherine Kaling is a legitimately normal name. And I can appreciate that her initials are the same as Kelly Kapoor. Even if Kelly would never choose Katherine over the much classier and sophisticated Usher Jennifer Hudson Kapoor.
For those of you who have stumbled upon an old flip phone or a Von Dutch hat while cleaning out the back of your closet, and wondered if one of the mid-2000s favorite couples was still together, yes they are. Despite keeping their relationship extremely secret, Enrique Iglesias is still very much with Anna Kournikova. And according to TMZ, they recently took their 16-year-long semi-secret relationship one step father by secretly having twin babies together. Ah, so it would appear Enrique’s penis isn’t so defective after all!
TMZ says that 36-year-old Anna gave birth to a boy and a girl on Saturday in Miami. This is the first and second child for both herself and 42-year-old Enrique. TMZ’s sources claim the twins are named Nicholas and Lucy. TMZ points out that no one knew Anna was pregnant; she never announced it, and they believe the last time she was seen in public was November of 2016. UsWeekly mentions that there were no signs of pregnancy on either Anna nor Enrique’s Instagram accounts. For example, Anna posted this photo the day before she reportedly gave birth.
Anna has never confirmed that the giant wedding-style rock she wears on her left hand is a wedding ring. So who knows if we’ll hear anything more about these babies. We probably shouldn’t hold our breath for a picture of Enrique cradling his twins on the front of a magazine next to a cover line that reads: “I CAN BE YOUR HERO, BABIES!“. Which is too bad because, damn if that wouldn’t have been the perfect cover.
Doe-eyed waif Carey Mulligan had a secret baby last month with her Mumford & Sons husband Marcus Mumford. It’s the couple’s second baby, they also have a 2-year old daughter named Evelyn Grace. True to form, Carey quietly appeared at TIFF (pics in the gallery below) and made nice nice with the public instead of being all sloppy and telling us about her reclaimed wine barrel birthing tub or whatever.
…and Beyoncé is somewhere pissed that she didn’t think of this maternity strategy first! Us Weekly says Andy Samberg and his wife, Joanna Newsom, secretly had a baby girl and only just announced it. They have been married since 2013 and dated for five years before that, making them a damn unicorn among the typical attention-seeking hos in Hollywood with a case of the wandering peen or wayward puss. They’ve also apparently been public in the past about baby on the brain. Andy told reporters at a Fox All-Star party in 2016, “I love babies. I would love a baby someday.” Only, he forgot to add in “…and I won’t be telling you bunch of narks as to what day that will be!”
I’m sure their PR reps and agents are hitting happy hour extra hard this afternoon. No “Second Trimester Misery!” tabloid covers?! No bidding war for baby photos?! No ten-centimeters dilated pap stroll on your way into Cedars Sinai?! How the hell is a PR flunky supposed to earn some Christmas cash without those commission streams?!
Almost two years ago, Joseph Gordon-Levitt – the preteen crush of many – became a dad for the first time when his not-a-famous-person wife Tasha McCauley gave birth to a son. A few months ago, JGL and Tasha were seen walking around Beverly Hills and she appeared to be pregnant. Joseph and Tasha try to keep their life private, so there was no standard Clearblue announcement. Well, his rep has confirmed to People that their second baby has been born.
In true private people fashion, the announcement is coming long after the actual day it happened. According to Joseph Gordon-Levitt’s rep, their second son was born way back in June. No other details are known. And since Joseph has made it very clear in the past that he and his wife aren’t about that, then “JGL has second baby son” is all we’re getting.
Joseph Gordon-Levitt is one of those people who has really followed-through on his promise to let his kids live a private life. I can see two benefits to that. One, because he’ll never have to deal with thousands of strangers’ parenting opinions on social media. I’m sure having that one relative who emails him about the dangers of plastic deli spoons and hidden toxins in animal crackers is enough. Two, his kids will never see a People magazine cover from the week of their birth and curse him out for putting them on there while they still looked like a wrinkly drowsy little raisin. “Are you serious? Don’t tell me that was the best picture of me to show millions of people.”
We recently learned that Mindy Kaling is pregnant. The circumstances of said pregnancy were vague; all we knew was that it was an “unexpected surprise.” And now, in a move that would no doubt make Kelly Kapoor wish she’d thought of it first, we’re learning that nobody is going to know whose sperm helped make that baby happen.
When I think of an actress who wants to keep the identity of their baby a secret, I think of January Jones. But then I also picture January Jones as being the type who might get a little wine-drunk by the pool, lean in close to a friend and go “Okay, you wanna know a secret?” while offering a curved pinky finger to swear on. But apparently Mindy won’t be that type of friend. A source tells People that Mindy just started sharing the news that she’s pregnant, but that’s all she’s sharing.
“She is not telling anyone, not even close friends, who the father is.”
I hope Mindy takes this secret one step farther and writes “Yeah, nice try” for the father’s name on the birth certificate.
Mindy’s friends might not ever learn who the father is, but I can see some people trying. Like Mindy’s A Wrinkle in Time co-star Oprah would totally take this on as a challenge. Everyone talks to Oprah, right? She’ll invite Mindy over for lunch, where she’ll be greeted at the door by Stedman, who will clip a mic to her shirt collar and give her a quick spritz of hairspray. Then she’ll be led to a softly-lit living room and seated in a comfortable chair across from Oprah in her best “Let’s be honest” cardigan. Don’t do it Mindy, it’s a trap!