Is BJ Novak Father of Mindy Kaling's Kids

In an interview published Tuesday, Mindy Kaling commented on the widespread speculation that B.J. Novak, her former romantic partner, is the father of her two children.

"It doesn't bother me," Kaling told Marie Claire about the rumors for the magazine's latest cover story.

Kaling did not confirm nor deny Novak is the biological father of her son and daughter, but she did discuss the important role he plays in their lives.

"He's the godparent to both my kids—and they have such a great relationship" she said. "If that's what is going to be titillating to people, I'll take it."

"The choice to have a child—by yourself, on your own terms—it was the best part of my life," she told. "It's the thing that I hope women feel confident doing by themselves."

"The choice to have a child—by yourself, on your own terms—it was the best part of my life," she told. "It's the thing that I hope women feel confident doing by themselves."

Newsweek reached out to Kaling for comment.