Despite her career success, there’s one personal story Mindy Kaling can never escape.

“So there’s a lot of panic that comes with that, the buck stops with me, I have to earn money for them. Having kids is everything — wanting to be a good role model and wanting to produce content that doesn’t embarrass them and makes them proud is another layer to my life and a complication that I welcome.”

The reality is regardless of Kaling’s financial privilege the mental load of having to make all of the decision’s for her children all boils down to her. 

She should feel proud and strong about forging a path forward for her and her family. Dodging questions about whether or not Novak is the “father” of her children will surely start to grate on her and every other single mother who sees this commentary.

Look, don’t get me wrong, I’ve long held a candle for an eventual romantic reunion between Kaling and Novak – trust me, I’ve seen the Vanity Fair pictures of them. I want it to be true as much as the next person. 

But until they say so we’ve just got to let it lie. Instead of focusing on the same tired story let’s champion her other, far greater achievements, that go way beyond who she is dating.

Mindy Kaling is a trailblazer, an important figure fighting for representation in the entertainment industry and she’s an incredible mother. 

For now that’s all we need to talk about.

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