Novak's longtime friendship is the epitome of Facebook's "it's complicated" status. Meanwhile, Novak has also written a number of bestsellers, including One More Thing: Basically, these multi-hyphenates are at the top of their careers, but their super close friendship has always left us wondering: Is there something more going on here? Novak is weird as hell.
Here are some of the stranger things about their relationship. Their Office beginnings Getty Images Kaling and Novak met in when they started out as young writers and actors on The Office — and they were instantly inseparable. Even in those early days, their relationship was difficult to define.
Is this not dating? No one knew," Novak added. Besties after their breakup Getty Images After Novak initiated their breakup, these two remained best friends. But that's not to say that Kaling didn't take the split hard. That was the hottest I ever looked 'cause I stopped eating. When I get depressed, I stop eating. I was so miserable and so beautiful. It's the kind of friendship you have when you are embedded with someone, that you can only get by putting in that insane amount of time with people.
As Novak told Vulture , the fan-favorite Kelly and Ryan pairing on the former was informed by "an observation from the writers' room" that he and Kaling "were extremely close and constantly fighting.
His character was secretly in love with his weirdly close best friend Lucy played by Eva Amurri Martino , which made Kaling's character, Mindy Lahiri, feel like "the side character in their romantic comedy.
Are you sure you're not dating? Are you sure you're not going to end up dating? Can men and women be friends? That's a perennial issue. Not one that I've ever thought about, I don't know about you," Novak quipped in a behind-the-scenes clip. To which, Novak said, "Oh, I was gonna say they could. He then replied, "I love you too. Their plus-one tradition Getty Images It's almost an unspoken rule at fancy Hollywood affairs: Mindy Kaling and B.
Novak will most likely be seen hitting the red carpet together. The tradition began in when Kaling attended her first Met Gala and brought Novak as her date. He's my date tonight. We were listening to Nirvana and we drank a little. Despite her clear "best friend" distinction, the clip refueled rumors that the famous exes had reunited romantically. However, a Page Six source was quick to break the hearts of fans who ship these BFFs, saying, "They're just good friends and they've often come to the VF dinner together.
While discussing their breakup on Howard Stern's radio show , the shock jock asked if the actress-writer would have considered marrying Novak when they were still dating. I was 24," she said, but added, "For the record, if anyone asked me to marry them, I would have said yes. After sending Novak an "island" cover of Prince 's "Nothing Compares 2 U" in , Kaling tweeted , "If we get married I insist John Mayer sing and perform this version at the reception.
We know what's there. It wasn't long before a number of op-eds popped up, arguing that the identity of the child's father was, quite frankly, no one else's business. We can't help but agree with that. Making bank off of their friendship Getty Images How many friendships have actual monetary value attached to them?
The NY Daily News initially reported what every fan had hoped — that the book would cover "their off-and on romance. I heard somewhere it was a tell-all but it's not!
For now we are researching. Here is a cool pic of us working at my house. Their non-relationship is still relationship goals Instagram Mindy Kaling and B. Novak's strange friendship may always keep us guessing, but their non-relationship is still somehow total RelationshipGoals. These two are each other's biggest cheerleaders. They constantly gush over one another in interviews and on social media, where they're known to share their most heartfelt, endearing, and funny photos and exchanges.
But the best is how they often refer to one another as their "soup snake.