Mindy Kaling celebrated Oscars Sunday by bringing her longtime friend and ex-boyfriend B.J. Novak

By Karen Mizoguchi
March 04, 2018 09:59 PM
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Mindy Kaling celebrated Oscars Sunday by bringing her longtime friend and ex-boyfriend B.J. Novak to the Vanity Fair party in Los Angeles. And the Kaling-Novak couple fandom was real on social media as Office diehards and romance shippers freaked out over their reunion.

The A Wrinkle In Time star enjoyed a kid-free night as she documented the star-studded outing on social media. The actress welcomed a daughter named Katherine Swati Kaling in December.

“I’m headed out for a night of fun with my best friend…,” Kaling said before turning the camera to Novak.

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B.J. Novak and Mindy Kaling
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The Vanity Fair outing had many on Twitter, gasping at the idea of a romance reconciliation beyond their best friend status.

Though the pair has not been publicly or romantically linked since their days on the Steve Carrell-headlined NBC comedy, she has shared details about their close bond.

“I will freely admit: My relationship with B.J. Novak is weird as hell. He is not my boyfriend, but he is not my best friend,” Kaling admitted to InStyle in 2015.

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“I guess you could describe our relationship as a ‘romantically charged camaraderie with loud arguments,’ but I don’t think Facebook would accept this as a new status,” she added.

The 90th Oscars were held at the Dolby Theatre at Hollywood & Highland Center on March 4, 2018, and were telecast live on ABC.