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Mindy Kaling and BJ Novak: Inside the Special Relationship of ‘The Office’ Stars

Christell Fatima M. Tudtud
Jun 23, 2022
01:40 P.M.
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Is Mindy Kaling's boyfriend actor B.J. Novak? Both TV stars have been linked to each other. Here's a glimpse at Kaling and Novak's special relationship.

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Actress Mindy Kaling, who turns 43 on June 24, 2022, has achieved enormous success in Hollywood. Along with her fame, the actress's dating life has been plagued by rumors that she is dating actor B.J. Novak.

Kaling and Novak gained prominence in the hit comedy series "The Office," which aired from 2005 to 2013. She portrayed the character Kelly Kapoor while he played Ryan Howard.

B.J. Novak and Mindy Kaling attend the 2020 Vanity Fair Oscar Party on February 9, 2020, in Beverly Hills, California. | Source: Getty Images

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ARE MINDY KALING AND BJ NOVAK TOGETHER? ALL ABOUT THEIR SPECIAL RELATIONSHIP

The rumored couple met in "The Office" series in 2004. Apart from their shared love of acting, Novak and Kaling are outstanding writers of the famous comedy series. They starred alongside actors Steve Carell and Amy Ryan.

Fans have long believed that Kaling and Novak are dating due to their on-screen chemistry and similar career paths. However, both the American-Indian actress and Novak deny dating.

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As Vulture reported in 2012, Novak denied dating Kaling amid rumors that they were in a romantic relationship. The "Inglourious Basterds" actor explained his unique relationship with his co-star:

"We were never really dating, we were never really not dating. We didn’t know. No one knew. All you’d know for sure is that you’d always find one of us next to the other, even if we weren't getting along."

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The "Never Have I Ever" producer, for her part, described her unique relationship with Novak as "weird as hell." The 43-year-old comedian stated that Novak is not her boyfriend nor her best friend.

Fans, however, suggested that Novak may be the father of Kaling's children.

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Although Kaling claimed that she is not romantically involved with Novak, fans were surprised when she revealed on "The Howard Stern Show" in 2014 that Novak "broke up" with her years ago.

She admitted feeling sad rather than angry about her split from the "Vengeance" actor. When host Howard Stern asked if she would marry Novak, Kaling said: "At the time? Yeah. I was 24. For the record, if anyone asked me to marry them, I would have said yes."

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Despite Kaling's admission that Novak had broken up with her, the two have remained close throughout the years. Both TV stars have supported each other's accomplishments.

In June 2016, the dynamic duo honored National Best Friends Day with a lovely selfie. They also graced the red carpet in stylish outfits at the 2018 Oscars.

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FANS SPECULATE THAT BJ NOVAK IS THE FATHER OF MINDY KALING'S KIDS: WHAT IS KNOWN ABOUT IT?

Kaling is the mother of two children: Katherine, 4, who was born in 2017, and Spencer, 1, who was born in 2020. The famous comedian never revealed the identity of her children's father.

Fans, however, suggested that Novak may be the father of Kaling's children. But, the mother of two denied the rumors, claiming that her co-star is Katherine's godfather and has a close relationship with her daughter.

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