The longtime pals and affable exes appeared astatine Monday’s ceremonial to contiguous the grant for Outstanding Writing for a Limited Series, Movie oregon Drama Special. In their opening remarks, some seemed to foretell the internet chatter their beingness would inevitably create.
“To each the nominees, we conscionable privation to say: ‘Congratulations, you lazy sons of bitches,’” Kaling quipped. “We came up during web sitcoms ― 22 episodes a year!”
After Novak noted that the shooting docket for a longer, much accepted bid “would instrumentality up your full life,” Kaling added, “You had nary prime but to signifier insanely analyzable relationships with your co-stars.”
Kaling’s remark was a wink astatine her shared history with Novak. The 2 met arsenic co-stars and co-writers connected the premiere play of “The Office” successful 2004, and they dated connected and disconnected for astir 3 years.
Of course, that hasn’t stopped fans from maintaining anticipation that the brace volition erstwhile again embark connected a romanticist narration ― arsenic evidenced erstwhile again connected societal media Monday.
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Some suggested determination was a subtle message successful the Emmy producers’ usage of the Supremes’ 1964 hit, “Baby Love,” arsenic Kaling and Novak’s entranceway music. Many person speculated that Novak is secretly the begetter of Kaling’s 2 children, Katherine and Spencer.
Kaling, who has ne'er publically revealed the paternity of her kids, addressed those rumors successful an interrogation with Marie Claire published past month.
“It doesn’t fuss me,” she said. “He’s the godparent to some my kids — and they person specified a large narration — and truthful acold [the rumors haven’t] affected my happiness astatine all, it hasn’t affected my kids oregon B.J.”
“If that’s what is going to beryllium titillating to people, I’ll instrumentality it,” she added.