While chatting to Us Weekly in December 2019, Mindy Kaling confirmed her long-time friend B.J. Novak had a special bond with Katherine, who was born in 2017. “He comes over at least once or twice a week to just hang out with my daughter,” she shared. “When he does that, I can go take a shower or go work out … He’s great.” For Katherine’s second birthday, Novak created a distraction so Kaling could dress up as Elmo and surprise her. The “Office” alum also spent Christmas with the mother-daughter duo.
In fact, Novak is actually the little girl’s godfather, as Kaling told Good Housekeeping. “The truth is that B.J. is so much more like family now than a platonic friend,” she explained. There are plenty of fans who think Kaling’s former co-star is secretly also her baby daddy, which she acknowledged probably make sense to outsiders. However, it’s not the case, even though Kaling has yet to confirm who the father is. For now, he’s just the godfather.
Per Cheat Sheet, during an interview with Stephen Colbert, the actor quipped, “It’s hard because the concept of a godfather is a Christian thing. So he’s Jewish, my kids are Hindu, and so, maybe he was not the right person to pick, actually.”