It was only a few days ago that people were speculating about BJ Novak and Kiernan Shipka‘s relationship. However, he posted a selfie with his long-time friend, Mindy Kaling just yesterday. Although people have been wondering about Kaling and Novak’s relationship for years, this has started the rumor mill again. Some also suspect that Novak is the father of Kaling’s kids. But what exactly is going on? Is it a love triangle or what?
After Kiernan Shipka and BJ Novak were seen hanging out, dating rumors went flying
While Novak is 42, Shipka is just 21. However, their careers are equally glorious and incredible. We all remember BJ Novak as the intern Ryan from The Office. Meanwhile, Shipka practically grew up on the sets of Mad Men. Interestingly, they have known each other for years. In 2014, Kiernan Shipka wished Novak on his birthday. At that time, she was merely 14. Recently, the two actors have been seen at many restaurants and parks. While there has been no PDA or any indication of it, people wondered if they were a new couple. Despite that, Shipka has been linked to the director, Christian Coppola. On the other hand, BJ Novak has an extremely unique relationship with Mindy Kaling.
Kaling and Novak met on the sets of The Office and continued their unique on-screen relationship
From writers to co-stars to a couple, they have crossed many paths together. Fifteen years ago, Mindy Kaling and BJ Novak were hired to write The Office. According to Novak, their relationship is weird. At one point, he said:
“We were never really dating, we were never really not dating. We didn’t know. No one knew. All you’d know for sure as that you’d always find one of us next to the other, even if we weren’t getting along.”
Interestingly, their on-screen relationship mirrored how they were off-screen. Despite the constant fighting, Kaling and BJ Novak stuck together. They dated on and off for years. At the same time, they supported each other professionally as well. When Kaling made her MET Gala debut, Novak was her date. On social media, they keep pulling each other’s legs and poke fun. They are so close that many speculate that BJ Novak is Kaling’s baby daddy. However, he is not the real father but the godfather of both of her kids.
After Shipka and Novak dating rumors came out, he posted a sweet selfie with kaling
This week, Kaling was in New York for MET Gala. Therefore, it was inevitable that both friends reunited. In an Instagram post, BJ Novak posted a selfie of the two and wrote:
“I don’t usually ask for selfies with celebrities but saw my favorite star last night and just had to.”
For years, people have asked the two about their relationship. Once again, they got the same question from people after BJ Novak posted the selfie. However, they both maintain that they are best friends and nothing more than that. This does not change our hope to see them happily married.