Actress Mindy Kaling has opened up about her fears that she will never get married and become a mom.
The 36-year-old star admits in her new book Why Not Me? that she is dogged by fears in the middle of the night.
In a section called 4AM Worries, Kaling writes: "In my thirties, I gained a sense of calm that came from professional stability and, although this is not backed by science, a general slowing of my metabolism, which is why I can gain seven pounds from eating one heavy dinner. "As calm as I might be, still, about once a month, I wake up at 4 AM and lie in the dark worrying about the same handful of things."
She proceeds to list one fear as "I will never have a husband and all my female acquaintances will", alongside: "What if my kids are really young when I die because I waited too long to have them?" Kaling also jokes that she worries she will have a husband and he will be "like my female acquaintances' husbands."
Despite her worries, Kaling confesses that "I really, really don't like weddings”, adding: "At it's heart, my annoyance or impatience with my friends' weddings stems from my own panic and abandonment issues. 'Why are you leaving me behind like this, friend?'.