Mindy Kaling admits B.J. Novak was the love of her life

Sep 15, 2014 at 9:43 p.m. ET
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Mindy Kaling has gotten famous, first as The Office character, Kelly Kapoor, and now on her own show, The Mindy Project. Both women have been strong and successful while also putting a lot of stock in their relationships (or lack thereof). So, it's no surprise that Kaling is holding a flame for a past love of hers.

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Kaling joined Howard Stern on Monday, Sept. 15 and she opened up about her past love, B.J. Novak. Stern asked if she had any lost loves that got away.

"He's a good friend of mine, yeah. He's my best friend. He broke up with me," Kaling told Stern, according to Us Weekly. "It was years and years ago that that breakup happened. I was so sad, not angry, sad. That was the hottest I ever looked 'cause I stopped eating. When I get depressed, I stop eating. I was so miserable and so beautiful."

Even though Kaling was being vague, Stern pushed her and said he knew it had to be Novak, to which Kaling replied, "Yes, you're correct. Not that you're Sherlock Holmes, Howard. He's legitimately one of my best friends. I love him, and I think he's a great person,

Kaling also joked that this love was "pretty damn good" in bed before he ended the relationship, but added that she's "not holding a candle for B.J."

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Even though Kaling and Novak seem perfect for each other, they seem to be better as friends. Kaling tried to explain their relationship these days.

"People are so different and you can overlap in certain ways that are important, but not the ones that are the most important," Kaling explained.