Mindy Kaling is not bothered by rumors that B.J. Novak is the daddy of her kids

“It doesn’t bother me,” Kaling instructed Marie Claire in an interview revealed Tuesday. Whereas she did not verify the id of the organic father of her daughter and son, she mentioned Novak is a serious a part of her kids’s lives.

“(Novak is) the godparent to both my kids — and they have such a great relationship — and so far (the rumors haven’t) affected my happiness at all, it hasn’t affected my kids or B.J.,” she instructed Marie Claire. “If that’s what is going to be titillating to people, I’ll take it.”

Kaling and Novak have been pals since their days as writers and actors on NBC’s hit cringe-comedy “The Office.” And like their characters Kelly and Ryan, the pair have been an off-again, on-again couple all through their interval engaged on the collection.

Immediately, the pair preserve a powerful private {and professional} relationship: The 2 attended the Oscars collectively, and simply final week, Novak shared a behind-the-scenes picture from his directorial debut, “Vengeance,” of Kaling visiting him on set.