This is How Close Mindy Kaling and B.J. Novak Are

Mindy Kaling and B J Novak. Photo by Amanda Schwab/Starpix/REX/Shutterstock (5627407k)

Sometimes you find your best friend at the office.

That was (partly) true for Mindy Kaling and B.J. Novak.

The pair starred together on NBC’s American remake of The Office between 2005 and 2013, and have been friends ever since.

While many fans had hoped that the two, who dated on-and-off during the show, might be involved in something romantic, they have maintained that they are merely very close friends.

But as it turns out, their friendship runs deep — so much so that B.J. is the godfather to Mindy’s baby.

The Late Night actress became a mother in December 2017, when she gave birth to her daughter, Katherine Swati.

The 39-year-old mom told Good Housekeeping, “The truth is that B.J. is so much more like family now than a platonic friend. He’s the godfather to my daughter.”

Mindy also revealed that the Crazy Ex-Girlfriend star sometimes just comes over to play with the 16-month-old.

Perhaps he is the little one’s best friend, too.