The Office stars Mindy Kaling and B.J. Novak used to date and their breakup was devastating for Kaling. They’re friends now, so whenever they get together, rumors rise about them being romantically involved again. But, alas, The Mindy Project star Kaling set the record straight. She doesn’t mind the attention and rumors. She told E! News: “We went to dinner before we saw Gone Girl, so I love that that very boring anecdote errand-slash-meal was considered sexy.”
When Novak was asked about their relationship, on Andy Cohen’s Watch What Happens Next talk show, Novak said: “No one ever knew if we were together or not, including us…We were inseparable and not talking to each other, often on the same day. And people didn’t know, if she was gone, they would ask me where she was, and vice versa. We were like E.T. and Elliott a little bit.” Novak must see himself as E.T. — he’s the one who left Elliott in tears.