I’m not sure why this A- list writer/television actress/movie actress who got her start writing for television just doesn’t come out and tell the world that her best friend is also the father of her kid.
Maybe it is some kind of long running game for the public?
B. J. Novak
Mindy Kaling Reveals She’s So Close With B.J. Novak, He’s Her Daughter’s Godfather
Ever since they appeared as Kelly Kupoor and Ryan Howard on The Office, the world can’t stop shipping Mindy Kaling and B.J. Novak. In fact, both of the actors get asked constantly if they’re secretly dating, and rumors only intensified after Mindy gave birth to her daughter, Katherine, and decided not to reveal her father (a total badass move, if you ask us).
“If I was on the outside looking at it, I would think the same thing,” she told GoodHousekeeping.com at a luncheon for her year-long partnership with DSW. “But the truth is that B.J. is so much more like family now than a platonic friend. He’s the godfather to my daughter, he comes over like once a week. Sometimes he’ll come over just to hang out with her.”
In fact, she’s expecting to see B.J. tomorrow, and she even grabbed dinner with him (along with her dad and stepmom) last week.
However, their story goes way back to the writers’ room at NBC in 2004. They dated on-and-off in their early Office days, but now she calls him “a real staple in my household.”
“In the When Harry Met Sally version of platonic friends, I too think that’s strange,” she says. “But when you’ve known someone for as long as I’ve known him — the time that we met each other, which was like 24. Now, we’re both almost 40. It’s such a long time that he truly is just a part of my family.” – Source