, Novak playfully clarified the status of his off-camera relationship with Kaling when a caller inquired about it after commenting on how they had such great chemistry on the show."I would say it was a great and terrible chemistry, and it reflected what we were like in real life," the 34-year-old actor said.
In mid-October 2015, an Apple i OS app that Novak co-created and developed with Dev Flaherty called the List App was released; the app has since been nominated for a Webby Award (losing in its category to Beme and Pocket) and in May 2016 became available as both an Android addition and a full website.The List app (rebranded as li.st) officially shut down both its website and app in September 2017, citing that the growth wasn't enough to sustain the company. Mindy uploaded several pictures of the two throughout the night, and — almost as if channeling her Kelly Kapoor counterpart — one particularly tender photo features Mindy staring adorably at BJ.The duo clearly enjoyed a wonderful night of industry fun, and we had just as much fun reliving The Office days vicariously through their snaps. PHOTOS: Style on The Mindy Project “When people say that, it makes me feel cool,” she said, of fans who avidly hope the former costars will get back together.
The comedian’s on-again, off-again relationship with Novak has inspired entire Tumblrs dedicated to the couple, but Kaling told in a new interview that she’s happy with their relationship and where it’s at now.
and Mindy also dated in real life during the show — according to Mindy, "[We] dated on and off for a couple of years, and now we are just, like, best friends. 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."In other words, they're basically living out the plot of one of those adorable will they or won't they romantic comedies that Mindy loves so much. "A friend of mine who doesn't know Mindy told me that for a year she considered Mindy's book one of her closest friends. It's extremely intelligent without being the least bit pretentious." —B. Novak "To do an imitation of Mindy, all you need to do is just be constantly texting and saying, ' Oh my god! 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." "Mindy has long been considered the best writer on The Office, and every actor on the show thinks she writes for them best," says Novak.
And she gets lost on Twitter and, you know, the hours go by and she'll look up and she won't have realized he's gone." —Rainn Wilson, in Vulture "I was closest with Mindy Kaling, and also least close with Mindy Kaling, on a minute-by-minute basis. She's the best." And said in an interview about it, "I don’t know that it’s a direct analogy, but it’s definitely inspired by our relationship.
In fact, Kaling, 36, and Novak, also 36, are currently working on a book together, worth a rumored .5 million.
PHOTOS: On-again, off-again celeb couples “Many of you asked about a book that my friend BJ and I are working on,” Kaling wrote to fans via Instagram in May.
As a person, she's incredibly sentimental, more than anyone I've met, but she's also incredibly sharp. That allows her to express real emotions without shyness, but also without clichés." "I would say it was a great and terrible chemistry, and it reflected what we were like in real life," the 34-year-old actor said.