Oprah Has Revealed That Mindy Kaling Is Five Months Pregnant

"That's when she told me. My mouth dropped."

Oprah Winfrey and Mindy Kaling
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The reveal of the A Wrinkle in Time trailer (opens in new tab) earlier this month at Disney's D23 Expo, made it clear that Mindy Kaling and Oprah Winfrey are pretty close now. And in a new interview with People, Oprah has revealed how she found out about Mindy Kaling's exciting pregnancy news (opens in new tab).

While Kaling has remained tight-lipped on the rumors, and has apparently decided not to disclose who the baby's father is, Oprah has revealed that her co-star told her the big news while standing in the film's press line at the Disney Expo.

Oprah told People (opens in new tab), "That's when she told me. My mouth dropped. 'What did you just say?' She said, 'Oh, Oprah, I don't think you know. I'm 5 months pregnant.' And I said, 'WHAAAAT?!'"

Basically, Kaling's announcement to Oprah regarding her new pregnancy is nothing short of perfection. From Oprah's disbelief, to her reaction to the news ("we just kept smiling"), to the moment she apparently asked Reese Witherspoon if she already knew. And just like the rest of us, Oprah exclaimed that she's "excited for" her friend and co-star to become a mom.

As always, Oprah knows all.

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Amy Mackelden
Amy Mackelden

Amy Mackelden is a freelance writer, editor, and disability activist. Her bylines include Harper's BAZAAR, Nicki Swift, Cosmopolitan, Marie Claire, ELLE, The Independent, Bustle, Healthline, and HelloGiggles. She co-edited The Emma Press Anthology of Illness, and previously spent all of her money on Kylie Cosmetics.