In the latest edition of InStyle, Mindy Kaling addressed her relationship with BJ Novak, calling it “weird as hell.” The two are best friends, frequent collaborators and also exes. The internet desperately wants them to de-ex themselves. But why? Well, I think I know.
Because they are each other’s soup snakes.
@bjnovak you're my soup snake— Mindy Kaling (@mindykaling) July 13, 2013
Soup snakes, defined. No they’re not Oberyn Martell’s daughters.
Because he thinks she’s perfect.
Because they educate each other.
@bjnovak come home, we'll listen to the Beatles and eat Hirozen and you can explain art to me— Mindy Kaling (@mindykaling) July 21, 2012
@bjnovak when ya coming back? Whose gonna tell me when my favorite Lana Del Rey lyric is actually a famous Nabokov line— Mindy Kaling (@mindykaling) October 9, 2014
They’re even cute when they’re insulting each other.
@mindykaling if you were my operating system I'd be on the phone with customer support 24/7— B.J. Novak (@bjnovak) May 22, 2014
@mindykaling bitch I can make a Denny's such a hotspot that T-mobile sues for copyright infringement (sorry I called you that ILY)— B.J. Novak (@bjnovak) June 28, 2013
They support each other.
@mindykaling I just meant that you're "Amazing" and capable of anything— B.J. Novak (@bjnovak) October 13, 2014
Because Danny Castellano is based on him. Kind of.
“I definitely think that’s how Mindy sometimes see me, but [Danny’s] a very masculine, swaggering character, which I’m not as much of in real life. I like Messina’s character and would like to be more like that, but I don’t recognize myself in Danny that much. I do notice the dynamic in which they fight without the love ever being in doubt. That reminds me of me and Mindy.”- BJ to Glamour
Because they know, you guys.
@mindykaling I have no words. Thank you for making my life look so cool and for making it so cool.— B.J. Novak (@bjnovak) July 31, 2014
@mindykaling you are the girl of my memes— B.J. Novak (@bjnovak) July 11, 2014
@mindykaling you autocomplete me— B.J. Novak (@bjnovak) February 24, 2012
@bjnovak if we get married I insist John Mayer sing and perform this version at the reception— Mindy Kaling (@mindykaling) November 28, 2013