What could have been! Mindy Kaling caused a stir during an appearance on The Howard Stern show a few weeks ago when she divulged that her ex, close friend B.J. Novak, was a "great love" of hers.
When Stern prompted the comedian whether she would've married Novak, she replied: "At the time? Yeah. I was 24," she said, adding, "For the record, if anyone asked me to marry them, I would have said yes."
Now, it's Novak's turn to respond! On Watch What Happens Live! last night, Andy Cohen brought the interview up to the comic actor and writer. Once Cohen mentioned the interview, Novak said, "I thought it sounded to me like an honest and heartfelt account to a complicated and mostly wonderful relationship."
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Of course, he couldn't reply without at least one laugh. "The highlight of that experience for me was my mom calling to sort of pry, like, 'So, what do you think of what Howard was saying? Sounded pretty interesting to me.' Like Howard Stern would somehow end up as part of my mom's sort of gentle harangue as, 'When are you gonna get your life together?'"
And while the two are besties now — Kaling frequently posts photos to Instagram of her and Novak, especially once his book, The Book With No Pictures, came out — it doesn't look like they'll be getting back together or marrying anytime soon.
"I love him, I think he's a great person but I'm not holding a candle for B.J.," Kaling finished off her segment with Stern. Hey, we can dream, though!