Indeed the smiles, gestures, and even relationships of celebrities over time has piqued the interest of their loyal followers. One of such celebrities that has had the hearts of fans beating globally in anticipation for a wedding bell is none other than Mindy Kaling and BJ Novak. Their relationship of about sixteen years began in earnest from the television screen on the set of NBC sitcom, The Office in 2004. They were each other’s love interest in the series with Mindy assuming the role of Kelly Kapoor while BJ Novak played Ryan Howard.
For almost two decades now these two beautiful actors Mindy ChoKalingam and Benjamin Joseph Manaly Novak have fanned the fantasy love story of their loyal fans who feel they should be a real-life lover and possible soul mates. Their screen love was garnished with a romantic twist which today is well imagined by many to be their true romantic reality.
Read on, let’s expose you to the twist and turns of these amiable best friend’s relationship. Here we will demystify their relationship, as we learn if Mindy and BJ are just dating or secretly married.
Relationship Timeline of Mindy Kaling And BJ Novak
What has today turned to a beautiful love and romantic tale between this two, originally begun innocently as a scripted storyline on the American sitcom aired on NBC award-winning show – The Office. Mindy Kaling had been initially employed on the comedy show as a scriptwriter because of her originality and raw talent while BJ Novak was also a screenwriter before the pair became cast members. The show which had nine seasons spanned 201 episodes in all, running from 2005 to 2013, had both Mindy and BJ work as executive producers and directors of some parts of it at different times.
The pair were not just passionate about their common goal – career as comedians, writers and actors but they also seemed to share other values that eventually through the years kept the friendship stronger and better. No wonder, Novak could fly into Boston from Los Angeles to see Mindy Kaling’s mother who fell ill at a hospital.
The one time co-stars gradually and intentionally cultivated their friendship to the admiration of everyone. They have been sighted smiling and holding hands at different red carpet events and on other occasions strolling the streets of Los Angeles, or other parts of the United States together.
Aside from The Office, Mindy Kaling has had other notable projects in the movie industry such as her many voice roles in Despicable Me (2010), Wreck-It Ralph (2012), Inside Out (2015), the others include Ocean’s 8 (2018), The Mindy Project (her own television show that ran from 2012 to 2017), Champion (2018), and Four Weddings and a Funeral (2019) While BJ Novak on his part, has featured in other noteworthy projects like Reign Over Me, Knocked Up, The Mazing Spider-Man 2, Inglourious Basterds, Crazy Ex-Girlfriend among others.
Others things these television darlings have in common apart from the same career is that they both grew up in Boston, born on the same year 1974, although a month apart (Kaling is June 24th while Novak is July 31st) and they are also authored best-selling books. Mindy made herself a twice New York Times Bestseller with her two books; Why Not Me? and Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me? in 2015 and 2011 respectively. While BJ’s three book; The Book With no Pictures, One More Thing: Stories and Other Stories and The Alphabet Book With No Pictures all published in 2014, 2014 and 2017 are selling out respectively.
The two-screen former lovers have collaborated on quite a handful works like The Mindy Project and books. The celebrities are undoubtedly accomplished millionaires (Chokalingam controls a net worth pegged at about $24 million while BJ’s worth is valued at $8 million). Their respective contributions in the showbiz industry have been duly recognized with some award nominations such as Screen Actors Guild Awards, Primetime Emmy Awards, Critics Choice Awards, People Choice award among many others.
Are They Husband And Wife Or Just Dating?
Mindy ChoKalingam and BJ Novak are not yet husband and wife. However, Mindy Kaling revealed in a recent interview that BJ Novak is sort of a family member as he is her daughter’s godfather as such he spends at least one day a week with the discrete family. Besides, Kaling said she would prefer to keep her relationship, love affairs and family (such as the name of her daughter’s biological father) private.
Apart from their undeniable chemistry, both Mindy and BJ are each other’s cheerleader supporting and challenging themselves.
The 5 feet 4 inches tall comic actress on the 15th of December 2017, gave birth to her first child, a daughter whom she named Katherine Swati ChoKalingam. The middle name of the sweet child is Kaling’s mother’s name, Dr. Swati Chokalingam who passed on sometime in 2012 after battling with cancer.
Despite, Mindy insistence on privacy on her love or family affairs, our fingers are still crossed waiting for the day she either reveals the real father of her beloved daughter whom many have speculated that the 5 feet 9 inches tall comic star (Novak) might be the actual dad or the wedding date of herself with BJ.