Just one day after celebrating her special day with a bright white cake with yellow frosting flowers, the writer and producer followed up her birthday post with one dedicated to her 2-year-old daughter Katherine Kaling.
“A very special birthday morning breakfast,” Kaling captioned a photo — taken from behind — of herself walking hand-in-hand with her daughter as the pair ready themselves for a barefoot backyard celebration.
The actress’ dark blue dress with green accents flowed while the toddler sported a pink and red dress complete with a pink bow.
Since welcoming her daughter in December 2017, Kaling has kept the privacy of Katherine close to the vest, only sharing a handful of images of her in recent years. She explained the decision in a 2019 interview with Glamour magazine.
“It’s really essential to my life that there be something not everybody knows about,” she said. “That’s a boundary, but it’s a very small boundary. Everything else I really don’t have any issue sharing.”
Added Kaling: “She just has me. I know at some point I will have to do less, because it’s not like there’s a dad at home picking up some of the slack.”
“I think that’s another reason I work so hard; because I know that when she gets a little bit older, I want to be able to take off more time to spend with her.”
The “Mindy Project” star has long been elusive about revealing the paternity of Katherine and presented a candid reason for her secrecy.
“My feeling is that until I speak to my daughter about that, I’m not going to talk to anyone else about it,” she said in a 2019 interview with The New York Times Magazine.