Normally, it doesn’t affect us too much when we hear of a new celebrity couple, but news that B.J. Novak is dating a model 16 years his junior has left us kind of deflated. We want to be all chill about the fact that Novak is reportedly going out with Instagram model Ceilidh Garten after meeting her online, but we’re not.
It’s not the age difference — it’s 2016; who gives a rip about a couple of years? — or the fact that Page Six says Novak started going out with Garten after reaching out to her on Instagram. And it’s definitely not that we don’t want Novak to be happy. We really, really do. But we only want him to be happy if he’s with Mindy Kaling.
Because no one will ever be able to order Kaling a Seven and Seven with eight maraschino cherries, sugar on the rim, blended (if you can) quite like Novak.
Yes, we know that real life isn’t The Office, Kaling isn’t really Kelly Kapoor, Novak isn’t Ryan Howard and their offscreen relationship ended eons ago, but we’re still sure in our heart of hearts that they are soup snakes.
OK, back to reality.
According to sources, we’re not the only ones who are a bit unnerved with the Novak/Garten union. A friend close to Novak told Page Six that his circle of friends has been chattering because Garten “looks like she’s about 12.”
Garten totally does have a youthful air about her, but Novak doesn’t exactly look like Father Time, himself. Just sayin’.
What do you think of the Garten/Novak matchup?
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