“That’s when she told me. My mouth dropped,” Winfrey recalled. ” ‘What did you just say?’ she said, ‘Oh, Oprah, I don’t think you know. I’m five months pregnant.’ And I said, ‘WHAAAAT?!’ ”
The 63-year-old star quipped that she then started asking everyone around her when they found out about Kaling's pregnancy. "I said to [Reese Witherspoon], ‘Did you know?’ and she said, ‘I just found out, too.’ And then I said to [Wrinkle director Ava DuVernay], ‘Did you know?’ And she said, ‘I just found out.’”
While Winfrey was caught off guard by Kaling's news, she was quick to note that she's "excited for her."
Kaling has yet to address her pregnancy publicly or reveal the identity of the father, but while on The Mindy Project's TCA panel this week, she did disclose that she plans to address mom shaming on an episode of her Hulu series, where she portrays a single mother. "It was really fun and hit a lot of those juicy ripped-from-the-blogger-headline storylines," she noted.
Kaling also shared that it was the decision of those who've worked on the series to end it after the upcoming sixth season. "We just have a good finale that we've known about for a while," she teased.