"If I could relive the first three months of courtship over and over for the rest of my life, I would," she confessed. And it was very fun." Any 20-something on a budget can certainly relate.

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.” Kaling and Novak begin a now-ongoing tradition of calling each other “soup-snakes” via Twitter when Novak tweets, “Mindy and I are soup-snakes!

Whenever we date anyone else, I think there’s a period where the person is very skeptical of our friendship — ‘Everyone seems to think you two might be a couple, and I don’t mean to get in the way. ” This is a reference to an Office episode in which Michael bungles an attempt to say “soulmates.” March 23, 2013: @bjnovak to @mindykaling: “sorry I haven’t been tweeting back quick enough, I have been busy texting you back.” April 2, 2013: @mindykaling to @bjnovak: “when do u come home?

Ryan tries to break up with her several times, but fails until he finally moves to New York. (This role ends after one season.) His brother, Jesse, works as the show’s music producer.

Later, Novak hypothesizes to Vulture that their characters’ relationship probably came from “an observation from the writers’ room that Mindy and I were extremely close and constantly fighting. Honestly, we would sometimes not be speaking for an hour, and I couldn’t remember why. The tone in choosing which place to order lunch from. January 29, 2013: Novak begins a three-episode arc on The Mindy Project, playing Jamie, a potential love interest for Mindy.

Mindy Kaling has described her relationship with sometime-co-worker, sorta-once-boyfriend, still-best-friend B. Novak as “weird as hell” — and now it’s also as profitable as hell, with the duo scoring a reported $7.5 million deal to write a book about it.

What’s so intriguing about this “romantically charged camaraderie with loud arguments,” as Kaling once called it? And she's got a playlist that's just Beyoncé's "Single Ladies" 35 times on repeat. "I don't need anyone to take care of all my needs and desires. "When I was younger, I wanted so badly to be married and have kids in a rush," she recalled. The way my father was with my mother when she was dying was so moving. She tells all her friends she ate a salad for lunch when really she got a calzone. has the stamp for life as a friend," Kaling shared. He feels like family." On the subject of her mother, who died of pancreatic cancer in 2012 and whose no-nonsense attitude partially inspired Kaling's character, the funny lady says she was her "soulmate." But as for an actual soulmate, that's going to have to wait.I love him, and I think he’s a great person, but I’m not holding a candle for B.J.” She would have married him if he’d asked her at the time, she says: “I was 24.Sounded pretty interesting to me.' Like Howard Stern would somehow end up as part of my mom's sort of gentle harangue as, 'When are you gonna get your life together?