Friends for life. Mindy KalingAnd B.J. Novak went to a Boston Red Sox game at Fenway Park in Massachusetts, where they’re both from.
“A couple of Dundee award winners,” the Red Sox official Twitter account wrote on Wednesday, June 1, alongside pictures of the OfficeAlums pose with Wally and Tessie, their mascots. Novak and Kaling, both 42, wore matching Red Sox Jerseys for the occasion.
The Boston baseball team’s official TikTok account shared a video of the pair with the caption, “When Scranton’s biggest power couple stops by Fenway 😍.”
The two Massachusetts natives first met in 2004 while they were both writers as well as actors on the NBC sitcom. The Office. The series featured a comically turbulent relationship between Kelly Kapoor and Ryan Howard. Kaling and Novak had a romantic connection off screen, and they were together from 2004 to 2007.
The Inglorious BasterdsActor was interviewed Vulture2012: The complicated nature of his relationship to Kaling. “No one, including us, ever really knew, ‘Is this dating? Is this not dating?’ We were never really dating, we were never really not dating. We didn’t know. Nobody knew. All you’d know for sure was that you’d always find one of us next to the other, even if we weren’t getting along,” he said at the time.
Novak has spoken many times about his former costar over the years. In 2014, Novak told Elle magazine of Kaling, “She’s a gangster. And men respond to that. This is not a girl that waits for the phone to ring. This is a girl who picks up the phone and calls whoever she wants.”
Despite Novak’s admiration for the Never Have I Ever creator, Kaling revealed that he was the one to end things during a 2014 appearance on “The Howard Stern Show.”
“He broke up with me,” Kaling said at the time. “It was years and years ago that that breakup happened. I was so sad. Not angry. That was the hottest I ever looked ’cause I stopped eating.”
In June 2015, Mindy Project star acknowledged that her and Novak’s relationship was “weird as hell.” She told InStyle at the time, “He is not my boyfriend, but he is not my best friend. I guess you could describe our relationship as a ‘romantically charged camaraderie with loud arguments,’ but I don’t think Facebook would accept this as a new status.”
Kaling has two children, Katherine, 4 years old, and Spencer, 21-months. The College Girls’ Sexual Lives creator has never revealed her children’s paternity. “My feeling is that, until I speak to my daughter about that, I’m not going to talk to anyone else about it,” she told The New York TimesIn 2019, Spencer was not yet born.
Novak is Katherine’s godfather. Kaling exclusively spoke in 2019 Us Weekly that the actor “comes over at least once or twice a week to just hang out with my daughter. He does this so I can take a shower or go to work out. … He’s great.”