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Mindy Kaling wants to date again: ‘I haven’t ruled out romance’

Mindy Kaling is a single mother.

The 43-year-old Office vet made that crystal clear when talking to Marie Claire’s Wellness Issue. ‘I’m the only parent my kids have,’ she noted during her interview with the fashion magazine.

And the newly slim siren also stated that she is not dating anyone, throwing cold water on rumours she has been seeing her ex again, BJ Novak, whom she often poses with on red carpets.

Single: Mindy Kaling is a single mother. The Office vet made that crystal clear when talking to Marie Claire’s September issue. ‘I’m the only parent my kids have,’ she noted during her interview with the fashion magazine

The Never Have I Ever producer said she has not ‘ruled out romance’ and has hope that she can find a partner. 

‘If you’re a 42-year-old [single] woman with kids, it makes people sad… I’m like, “There is hope for us. There could be great stories about women, like me, finding love, finding happiness…”‘ she said.

And Mindy added, ‘I can’t imagine anyone besides me would write it, so I have to find the time to do that.’

Not in a romance (ATM): And the newly slim siren also stated that she is not dating anyone

Not in a romance (ATM): And the newly slim siren also stated that she is not dating anyone

Not an item: That throws cold water on rumours she has been seeing her ex again, BJ Novak, whom she often poses with on red carpets; seen in July in LA

Not an item: That throws cold water on rumours she has been seeing her ex again, BJ Novak, whom she often poses with on red carpets; seen in July in LA

Mindy also said that one day she will explain to her children – Katherine, four, and Spencer, one – why she had them alone.

‘I want them to be old enough to talk to me about it and [tell me] how they want me to talk about it,’ she shared. The star has yet to show her kids’ faces on Instagram.

And Kaling also shared that her daughter does not even know mom is famous.

‘This is reminding me that I should probably have some kind of a conversation memorized to talk to her about [it],’ she shared.

Solo mommy: Mindy also said that one day she will explain to her children - Katherine, four, and Spencer, one - why she had them alone. 'I want them to be old enough to talk to me about it and [tell me] how they want me to talk about it,' she shared

Solo mommy: Mindy also said that one day she will explain to her children – Katherine, four, and Spencer, one – why she had them alone. ‘I want them to be old enough to talk to me about it and [tell me] how they want me to talk about it,’ she shared

And she had a reason for deciding to have kids in her late 30s.

‘I waited until I had the means and that made all the difference.’

And it’s good to have a choice, she shared.

‘The choice to have a child—by yourself, on your own terms—it was the best part of my life…It’s the thing that I hope women feel confident doing by themselves.’

Kaling also said she wishes the cost of freezing eggs was less so that more women could do it.

‘I wish every 19-year-old girl would come home from college and that the gift—instead of buying them jewelry or a vacation or whatever—is that their parents would take them to freeze their eggs,’ said the star.

Choice is good: And she had a reason for deciding to have kids in her late 30s. 'I waited until I had the means and that made all the difference.' And it's good to have a choice, she shared. 'The choice to have a child¿by yourself, on your own terms¿it was the best part of my life...It's the thing that I hope women feel confident doing by themselves'

Choice is good: And she had a reason for deciding to have kids in her late 30s. ‘I waited until I had the means and that made all the difference.’ And it’s good to have a choice, she shared. ‘The choice to have a child—by yourself, on your own terms—it was the best part of my life…It’s the thing that I hope women feel confident doing by themselves’

‘They could do that once and have all these eggs for them, for their futures… to focus in your twenties and thirties on your career, and yes, love, but to know that when you’re emotionally ready, and, if you don’t have a partner, you can still have children.’ 

When she was young she was too worried about her career to start a family, she told Marie Claire..  

‘I think in my twenties I was only focused on, Okay, I don’t want to get fired. I want to be successful, and I was only thinking about myself,’ she said.

‘In no way was I thinking about things that are the most important to me now, which is my health, holding the door open behind me for other people… I kind of lived a way more selfish existence, which is also boring…

Frozen: Kaling also said she wishes the cost of freezing eggs was less so that more women could do it. 'I wish every 19-year-old girl would come home from college and that the gift¿instead of buying them jewelry or a vacation or whatever¿is that their parents would take them to freeze their eggs,' said the star

Frozen: Kaling also said she wishes the cost of freezing eggs was less so that more women could do it. ‘I wish every 19-year-old girl would come home from college and that the gift—instead of buying them jewelry or a vacation or whatever—is that their parents would take them to freeze their eggs,’ said the star

‘[Now] I’m surrounded by so many more people. My immediate family, obviously, with my children, but also this community of young women on my show.’

She is the creator of the very popular series Never Have I Ever. 

‘When I write shows about Indian women and what they’re interested in, I want to do something original, but I also don’t want to shy away from things that I’ve seen before: obsession with success; elitism about schools,’ she noted.

‘Those are things that were real in my family, and I’ve been dealing with that. But also what’s really important was destigmatizing mental health.’

A new lease on life: She has lost a lot of weight this year. And she ended her interview by saying she has never been happier. 'After being so unhappy in my teenage years and in my 20s¿I feel so content now,' said the red carpet fixture

A new lease on life: She has lost a lot of weight this year. And she ended her interview by saying she has never been happier. ‘After being so unhappy in my teenage years and in my 20s…I feel so content now,’ said the red carpet fixture

And she ended her interview by saying she has never been happier.

‘After being so unhappy in my teenage years and in my 20s…I feel so content now,’ said the red carpet fixture.

‘I am so happy with my career. I love my family. I love my freedom—I have the freedom that comes with being financially stable, and I don’t have to run anything by anybody.…

‘I love going to set and watching these actors saying my words and coming up to me and asking my take on things… It’s beyond the wildest dreams that my late-mother could have hoped for me.’

Photographer: Kanya Iwana | Stylist: Hayley Atkin | Stylist Assistant: Jenna Remy | Hair: Marc Mena at Exclusive Artists | Makeup: Janice Kinjo at The Wall Group | Manicure: Alex Jachno at OPUS Beauty | Executive Producer: David Lipford, Dual Phocus. 

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