Mindy Kaling’s Views on Marriage Show Off Her Inspiring Self-Reliance

Mindy Kaling may play a lovesick doctor on her show The Mindy Project, but in real life, her views on love are a bit different. Though she is dating around, the actress seems to be more focused on her relationship with herself, as seen in her recent interview with Good Housekeeping. In the interview, Mindy Kaling opened up about her adoration of her parents' marriage, and how she's grown in terms of her views on the priority of marriage for her life:

When I was younger, I wanted so badly to be married and have kids in a rush. I loved my parents' relationship. The way my father was with my mother when she was dying was so moving. It was such devotion. I don't know that that will happen for me, but I like it. I don't need marriage. I don't need anyone to take care of all my needs and desires. I can take care of them myself now.

In the celebrity news world, it can sometimes seem like everyone is getting engaged or married or having babies all at the same time. And understandably, many stars use this as an opportunity to make a big deal about their love life by providing exclusive wedding photos or baby photos to magazines or documenting their enviable honeymoon or the size of the rock on their engagement ring on Instagram. While weddings, engagements, and babies are always fun news to hear about (and speculate about), it's refreshing and inspiring to see a star as famous as Kaling speak honestly about her own priorities and making her own choices about her love life — and for the February issue of Good Housekeeping, no less! It's a good message to send around Valentine's Day, especially since that's a time when a lot of single people needlessly spend the day making themselves sad by looking at what they don't have instead of focusing on what they do have.

And really, Kaling looks pretty happy on the cover, despite not having a diamond on her hand, a wedding dress on, or a baby bump in sight. It's a positive thing for women to see a happy woman content with her current choices, even if they don't fit the mold of what typically sells women's magazines. Of course, it doesn't hurt that Kaling isn't afraid to throw in a joke about some of her less-than-stellar domestic skills as well. You go, girl!