It was written in the stars...

On Tuesday, E! News exclusively learned that Mindy Kaling welcomed her first child, a baby girl named Katherine Kaling, on Dec. 15.

Back in July, E! News broke the news that the Mindy Project star was pregnant with her first child and that it was "an unexpected surprise." 

In September, she broke her silence about her pregnancy, saying on NBC's Today show that she was "really excited" to become a mom.

"I'd like to be the fun mom, I know I'm gonna be the dorky mom," she added. "So if I can be kind of fun too, I think that would be nice."

Kaling, who is notoriously private, has not revealed the identity of her baby's father, but has definitely given fans major clues over the years that being a mom was a big priority.

Check out the funny lady's sincere quotes about wanting to start a family...

Mindy Kaling, 2016 Oscars, Academy Awards, Arrivals

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Mindy Kaling

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Mindy Kaling, 2017 Met Gala, DON'T USE IN WIDGET

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Mindy Kaling

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Mindy Kaling, The 2017 NBCUniversal Upfront Presentation

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Mindy Kaling, D23 Expo

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Mindy Kaling

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