Mindy Kaling credits Reese Witherspoon with giving her “great parenting advice”.
The 42-year-old actress has two children – Katherine, three, and Spencer, 12 months – and has praised her close friend and fellow actress Reese with teaching her the importance of “making time” for herself so she can be a better parent to her kids.
She said: “Reese Witherspoon is always such a great source of parenting advice because she is so playful and fun and incredibly busy. She has three kids, but also this really full-time career. She acts, she runs this company, she’s a producer and everything too.
“She’s a person who always gives me great advice, and I think she’s the one that has taught me the importance of making time for myself so that I could be a good parent for my kids.”
The ‘Mindy Project’ alum also heaped praise on Reese – who has Ava, 22, and Deacon, 17, with her ex-husband Ryan Phillippe, as well as eight-year-old Tennessee with spouse Jim Toth – for her “incredibly smart” investment choices.
Speaking to People magazine, she added: “The other thing about Reese is that she’s just incredibly smart about investing -that’s something that people might not know, but she loves to invest. And she’s really smart about it.
“That’s not strictly parenting advice, but I think she’s doing it because she wants to provide for her children and make sure their futures are secure. … She’s just so good at that kind of thing.”
Meanwhile, Mindy recently said she loved being pregnant with her son during the COVID-19 pandemic last year, because it meant she was able to hide from the public.
She said: “It was a real gift to be pregnant during the pandemic. I felt really scrutinised during my first pregnancy and I think that it was such a joy to spend the last seven months of my pregnancy under the cover of just nobody was out, nobody was taking photos.”