If you’re a true fan of “The Office,” and actually care about the characters in the show (I mean all of them, not just Jim and Pam, you devil worshipers), then you’ll know the on again/off again romance between Kelly and Ryan the temp was hella important to the storyline. Sure, it was just when both Mindy Kaling and BJ Novak’s careers were taking off, and Kelly was kind of obnoxious sometimes, but nonetheless–we loved them. While the two have been extremely close on screen and off, they have said several times in the spotlight that they are not dating. And, while Kaling recently gave birth to her first child, Katherine, we’re still unsure of who the father is, as well. We do know that Kaling and Novak are “best friends”–even though, we all wish they would just date in real life.
After “The Office,” Kaling went on to have a vibrantly successful show in “The Mindy Project,” and, BJ Novak even helped her with writing for the show for a while. The two remain, close friends, out of the spotlight, as Kaling even posted this photo calling Novak her “best friend.”
And, on the red carpet, the two couldn’t possibly look more perfect for each other.
After fans saw them together, they couldn’t hold back their excitement for a true Kelly/Ryan IRL reunion (kiss already!!!!!)
BJ Novak is Mindy's date tonight. THE SOUP SNAKES ARE HITTING THE RED CARPET.
— Sonia Mariam Thomas (@SoKneeOh) March 5, 2018
I CANNOT FUCKING BREATHE MINDY AND BJ
— the chokalingam/novak lovechild (@quiteagoodsys) March 5, 2018
if mindy kaling & bj novak don’t end up together irl, i will throw in the towel for love lives everywhere
— jo (@jotiburzi) March 5, 2018
MINDY KALING AND BJ NOVAK ARE IN LOVE
— lola (@AmizangPhil) March 5, 2018
I WILL NEVER GIVE UP ON BJ NOVAK AND MINDY KALING
— Caryn of Wakanda ?? (@carrieanne07) February 14, 2018
mindy and bj novak are so cute together. Such a dynamic duo
— xl (@BUTTERPECANBB) March 5, 2018
I need somebody to talk to me about Mindy posting a video of her and BJ on Instagram because I am not ok
— Heidi (@edelheids) March 5, 2018
We need to interrupt the Oscars to ask Mindy + BJ
WHAT THE FUCK are you trying to do to us
— Maggie (@maggeygrace) March 5, 2018
Mindy Kaling is literally glowing at the oscars party plus she’s with BJ Novak which, so far, is the highlight of the night for me. #Oscars2018
— ⚡️Sarah Lord⚡️ (@sarahrl95) March 5, 2018
MINDY AND BJ!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
— Albania (@feltoniall) March 5, 2018
Also in unrelated pop culture news, Mindy brought BJ to the Oscars. Kelly and Ryan 4-eva.
— Mary L (@mdl507) March 5, 2018
Listen if BJ isn’t Mindy’s baby’s dad I’ll throw myself into traffic
— erika ? (@notkevnbacon) March 5, 2018
Me waiting for mindy Kahling to FINALLY announce her baby dad is bj novak pic.twitter.com/CWBqSpQyym
— Stotz (@Alistotz) March 5, 2018
i've just accepted in my mind that BJ Novak is Mindy Kallings baby daddy i don't even care if it's true
— haylz (@hayllzz) March 5, 2018
Mindy and BJ are the cutest!
— Bogey (@bogeykat) March 5, 2018
casually crying at mindy and bj being at the oscars together
— mary dameron (@mareluna3000) March 5, 2018