The 41-year-old actress, who’s currently promoting her partnership with Well Yes! (a line of nutritious soups by Campbell), recently sat down for an exclusive interview with PureWow. Kaling opened up about how she’s coping as a single mom of two children: Katherine (2) and Spencer (2 months).
“At the beginning it was a little maddening because—before I had my son seven weeks ago—my daughter was supposed to start preschool,” she told PureWow. “I have a pretty busy schedule with two different shows, and I’m not married. So, we both had this feeling—my daughter and I—where we were just instantly confronted with all this extra time together.”
While it hasn’t been easy, Kaling revealed that she’s cherishing these moments with her kids. “There have been challenges, but I’ve just gotten to know her personality so much better than I did before. [It’s] been really such a blessing. A nice silver lining. She’s such a funny kid, and she’s got to know me better.”