"No one ever knew if we were together or not, including us. We were inseparable and not talking to each other, often on the same day. and Elliott a little bit."He added, "But it was hard to define, and I think very funny to people witnessing it, and that's what actually gave them the idea to write Ryan and Kelly that way."Host Andy Cohen then proceeded to pipe in and remark, "Everyone wants you to be together, and everyone wants you to get married, basically.""Yes, but nobody wants us to get divorced," Novak noted.
We weren't always on the same page on a given day or a given hour. And people didn't know, if she was gone, they would ask me where she was, and vice versa. "I think you have to be very careful when you have an explosive connection with somebody.
We weren't always on the same page on a given day or a given hour. And people didn't know, if she was gone, they would ask me where she was, and vice versa. J.'s real sister — she is actually a fictional Twitter persona invented by Novak and his brothers.
But Mindy's relationship with "her" is still adorable.
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While their chemistry and close friendship — and a brief dating interlude — fed the flames of a Kaling-Novak couple fandom so fervent that it helped land the pair a joint book deal from Penguin, both staunchly deny that their relationship will develop into a romance.
, the world couldn’t get enough of this comedic duo. and Mindy also dated in real life during the show — according to Mindy, "[We] dated on and off for a couple of years, and now we are just, like, best friends. It's the kind of friendship you have when you are embedded with someone, that you can only get by putting in that insane amount of time with people."In other words, they're basically living out the plot of one of those adorable will they or won't they romantic comedies that Mindy loves so much. "A friend of mine who doesn't know Mindy told me that for a year she considered Mindy's book one of her closest friends. It's extremely intelligent without being the least bit pretentious." —B. Novak "To do an imitation of Mindy, all you need to do is just be constantly texting and saying, ' Oh my god! 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." "Mindy has long been considered the best writer on The Office, and every actor on the show thinks she writes for them best," says Novak.