Mindy Kaling Opens Up About Her Romantic Life, Frustrations with Dating, and Desire for Children
Mindy Kaling, known for her talents as an actress and writer, has always maintained a level of privacy when it comes to her romantic life and her two children, Katherine and Spencer. However, in a recent interview on the iHeart Podcast Table for Two with Bruce Bozzi, the 44-year-old actress got real about her aspirations and frustrations with dating, particularly as a mother.
A Desperation for Romantic Love
During the interview, Kaling discussed how her desire to find love and settle down intensified at a young age. She revealed, “I was always obsessed with romantic love and obsessing about boys, even when I was, like, 13 or 14 years old.” It was this intense passion and interest in boys that made her feel even more desperate to find someone. However, she also acknowledged that this desperation led to unhappiness, saying, “And there is also a desperation to it that makes you incredibly unhappy. In my 20s, [I wanted] to find someone, anyone, to settle down with.” Mindy admitted that she would date guys for two or three years in her twenties, only to break up with them later.
Changing Priorities and Growing Disdain for the Hollywood Social Scene
As Kaling entered her thirties, her priorities and perspective began to shift. She started to despise attending parties and social events in Hollywood, favoring a more laid-back and family-oriented lifestyle. Mindy explained, “I started to really like the vibe of going to friends’ houses when they have kids. On one level, I wanted to have children, and on another level, I wanted my social life to change. I wanted it to look different.” She expressed frustration with the prevalent Hollywood social scene, saying, “I didn’t need to be going to some house in the Hills where there is no parking and you walk into a party that is just a bunch of dudes my age who are interested in younger women.”
The Intensification of Desire for Children
The passing of Kaling’s mother in 2012 further intensified her desire to have children. Mindy shared, “I feel blessed because equal to my desire to find a man, I wanted to have children. And that intensified when my mother died. I didn’t want to be on my deathbed without anybody around my bed. I wanted there to be kids and I wanted there to be grandkids.” Mindy’s love for her children is evident, and she has always wanted to create cherished memories with them, like going to plays and having extravagant dinners together.
A Rare Glimpse Into Kaling’s Personal Life
While Kaling remains private about the identities of her children’s fathers, she has never been shy about her love for her kids. On social media, she shared a rare photo of her two kids on her birthday, captioning it with a touching message. Mindy wrote, “I was never a ‘kid’ person. When my mom passed though, it just clicked in me: I wanted kids with such intense certainty. I bet some of you can relate.” Mindy is determined to be present for her children and provide them with a happy and fulfilling life.
Looking Towards the Future
Mindy Kaling’s journey through romantic love, frustrations with dating, and her deep desire for children has shaped her life. She continues to navigate the complexities of motherhood while pursuing her successful career. As she looks towards the future, she aims to cherish the ups and downs of life and celebrate the love she shares with her children. Mindy’s story serves as an inspiration for those who have experienced similar desires and struggles.
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