Whose [sic] gonna tell me when my favorite Lana Del Rey lyric is actually a famous Nabokov line?” October 20, 2014: After being photographed leaving a restaurant together, Kaling denies that she and Novak are back together during an interview with E! “We went to dinner before we saw Gone Girl, so I love that that very boring errand-slash-meal was considered sexy,” she said.We are pretty inseparable best friends with a lot of chemistry ourselves, and we’re not dating. ’ It’s such a common thing to have that platonic best friend that becomes a little weird when you start dating someone.” Kaling and Novak begin a now-ongoing tradition of calling each other “soup-snakes” via Twitter when Novak tweets, “Mindy and I are soup-snakes!
I saw that video of you dancing with @elmo and was hoping nothing had changed between us.” October 3, 2014: Novak tells People that Kaling is “a really complicated person” and their relationship is “a really complicated friendship, but I wouldn’t trade it for anything in the world.” October 9, 2014: @mindykaling to @bjnovak: “when ya coming back?
It’s weird here.” May 6, 2013: Kaling brings Novak as her date to her first Met Gala.
May 16, 2013: Kelly and Ryan run away together in The Office’s series finale.
Ryan tries to break up with her several times, but fails until he finally moves to New York. (This role ends after one season.) His brother, Jesse, works as the show’s music producer.
Later, Novak hypothesizes to Vulture that their characters’ relationship probably came from “an observation from the writers’ room that Mindy and I were extremely close and constantly fighting. Honestly, we would sometimes not be speaking for an hour, and I couldn’t remember why. The tone in choosing which place to order lunch from. January 29, 2013: Novak begins a three-episode arc on The Mindy Project, playing Jamie, a potential love interest for Mindy.
In the accompanying story, she says, “I will freely admit: My relationship with B. I guess you could describe our relationship as ‘romantically charged camaraderie with loud arguments,’ but I don’t think Facebook would accept this as a new status.” May 21, 2015: The New York Daily News reports that the two are writing a book together, noting that their price tag lands them somewhere between Lena Dunham and Hillary Clinton as highly paid authors.