Mindy Kailing is at once an Actress, Comedian, and Screenwriter and is most popularly known for her role in The Office. She won a Primetime Emmy Award for her screenwriting for The Office and was also nominated for 4 Golden Globe Awards. She has also starred and produced her own show The Mindy Project (2012-2017).
With her on-screen appearance in the role of Kelly Kapoor and her love-hate relationship with Ryan Howard has always raised the question in her fans’ mind if she is really in a relationship with Ryan Howard Actor D. J. Novak.
In this story, we’ll discuss all we know about Mindy Kaling and her relationships. But before that, let’s look at the story of Mindy Kaling herself.
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Mindy Kaling: A Short Intro
Vera Mindy Chokalingam more popularly known as Mindy Kaling, was born on June 24, 1979 in Cambridge, Massachusetts. She is at once an American actress, comedian, producer, screenwriter and writer.
Mindy has been active in the TV and Film industry for the last 21 years since 2002. The most notable piece of work that Mindy is known for is probably her role in The Office (2005-2013). Mindy played the role of Kelly Kapoor while also producing several episodes of the TV series.
She is also known for her own production for Fox: The Mindy Project. But other than The Office and The Mindy Project the actress and screenwriter has worked on and starred on several projects such as Champions (for NBC), Never Have I Ever (for Netflix), Velma (HBO Max).
She has also done voiceover works for many popular TV series and films including her most popular works Despicable Me, Inside Out and Wreck-It Ralph. But more recently Mindy has been more associated with comedy as she has been performing as a stand-up comedian and has roles in several comedy films.
In terms of awards and recognition, Mindy has achieved the Normal Lear Achievement in Television Award in 2024 and Tony Award for Best Musical. She has also been recognized to be in The New York Times Best Seller List. Mindy also got an honorary doctorate degree from Dartmouth College and was recognized as Time 100 list of most influential people.
Is Mindy Married? Is B. J. Novak Her Husbad?
There are a lot of rumors about The Office partners B. J. Novak and Mindy Kalin. Some argue that the pair is married and has children together. While others think they are just a romantic couple.
But what is the relationship between the two? Read the article to know more about the couple, their history and their relationship.
What is B. J. Novak and Mindy’s Relationship?
Novak and Mindy met in 2004 while they were working for The Office. The pair reflected their on-screen personas as they dated on-and-off for a while. But they didn’t really know the extent of their relationship as Mindy explained to Vulture: “We were never really dating; we were never really not dating.”
The couple portrayed their on-screen-personas Ryan Howard and Kelly Kapoor perfectly as they were often seen together but were seen to be constantly going through ups and downs.
Mindy has the perfect description for her and Novak’s relationship as she tells InStyle the following:
“I will freely admit: My relationship with B.J. Novak is weird as hell. 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.”
Despite the fans often shipping the pair, Mindy’s confirmation that they are not currently dating, sticks. The pair are just good friends. Although the pair had dated on and off but are not currently dating and nor have any children together. Mindy and Novak, despite being exes, have a wonderful relationship and Novak is recognized as the godfather of Mindy’s two children.
Mindy has disclosed that Novak is incredibly social while she often suffers from social anxiety, making it hard for the pair to socialize in different settings. But Mindy says despite the differences, Novak is the one person that understands Mindy the most.
Mindy took Novak to her first MET gala as a friendly date and drank together while listening to Nirvana.
- J. Novak and Mindy Kailin even have a book to describe their weird but wonderful relationship. Novak often was trolled by Mindy at the set of the office with bizarre lies and stories that Novak often believed. The pair has some great laughs over these trolls too.
Is Novak Mindy’s Children’s Father?
Mindy is a very private person and rarely shares about her personal life on social media. But what we do know about her relationship is that she has recently given birth to two beautiful children.
Kalin brought a beautiful baby girl into the world in 2017. Later in 2020 Mindy again gave birth after being pregnant with a son.
But that’s all Mindy has ever disclosed about her children. There is no information in the public sphere about the father of the children. Many fans speculated about B.J. Novak being the two children’s father.
But Mindy has confirmed that Novak is not the father of the two children. Rather Novak is the “most important” person in Mindy’s life. Be it that Novak is not the father of Mindy Kailing, but Novak and Mindy dated for a while working on The Office.
Mindy had revealed on the podcast The Howard Stern Show that the Novak and Mindy relationship was no more. The couple had broken up when they were 24.
While in the relationship, the pair had ups and downs and on a moment’s notice the pair was either laughing or having an argument over something. Their on-screen personas also reflect this chemistry perfectly.
Although they had a love hate relationship while they were dating, the breakup broke both their hearts. Mindy says in the Howard Stern Show that although she loved Novak, she does not wish to be in a romantic relationship with him anymore. On the other hand, Novak says that he loved their chemistry and understanding and wished that they had gotten closer.
Fans were heartbroken to hear about the breakup of Novak and Mindy. But even after the break up the pair has remained incredibly close and share a lot of time together.
Net Worth of Mindy
Mindy Kaling has been on the top of her game with various screenwriting experience along with acting, voiceovers and stand-up comedy. This Primetime Emmy Award Winner has made a fortune from the TV and film industry.
According to Celebrity Net Worth, the actress, writer and comedian has accumulated a net worth of $35 Million from her years of working in the industry and earns a whopping $150 thousand from each episode of The Office.
Despite many fans ship Kaling and Novak, they are not involved in a romantic relationship as of now. Regardless, in spite of not being an official couple, Mindy Kaling and D. J Novak are wonderful friends. They are perfect BFFs with a love hate relationship as they taunt and troll each other. The pair spends a lot of time together as friends and has a healthy friendship as they both understand each other.
Although there are rumors about Mindy giving birth to Novak’s children, Mindy never confirmed this and did not disclose any details about her children’s father.