Mindy Kaling reveals she welcomed her second baby in September

Mindy Kaling reveals she welcomed her second baby in September

The Office actress Mindy Kaling has surprised fans by announcing she has given birth to a second child.

The comedy writer and director said she welcomed a son, named Spencer, on September 3.

She had not previously revealed she was pregnant.

Kaling, 41, shared the news during an appearance on The Late Show With Stephen Colbert and said: “I’m telling it for the first time, it feels strange but I gave birth to a baby boy on September 3.”

She added: “This is news to a lot of people, it’s true.”

Kaling already has a two-year-old daughter named Katherine. Kaling has never shared a picture of her daughter’s face or the identity of her biological father, saying it was important to maintain some privacy.

However, she has revealed her former The Office co-star BJ Novak is Katherine’s godfather.

“The truth is that BJ is so much more like family now than a platonic friend,” Kaling told Good Housekeeping. “He’s the godfather to my daughter, he comes over like once a week. Sometimes he’ll come over just to hang out with her.”

Last year Kaling wrote and starred in the comedy Late Night, appearing alongside Dame Emma Thompson.

Her Netflix coming-of-age comedy-drama Never Have I Ever arrived in May to critical acclaim.

Reporting by Press Association