Fans have been obsessed with Mindy Kaling and B.J. Novak’s friendship ever since the two played on-again-off-again boyfriend and girlfriend on The Office, and now new photos of Kaling and Novak at the 2018 Oscars are giving longtime fans nostalgia sweats. Kaling and Novak went to Hollywood’s biggest night together, posted selfies from the car, and convinced more than a few fans to change their phone backgrounds before the ceremony even commenced. (Can you imagine if actual Kelly and Ryan went to the Oscar’s together?)
While fans were already freaking out at the prospect of the longtime friends going to the Academy Awards together, new photos of the two in a photo booth have us melting. Novak posted a series of shots from the photo booth at the Vanity Fair Oscar Party to Instagram, showing the two smiling, then gazing at their phones in faux distraction.
“Super present with @mindykaling @vanityfair,” Novak captioned the shot, with a red heart emoji, a phone emoji, and a camera emoji.
Despite persistent rumors, Kaling and Novak have said they are just friends. According to Us Weekly, they dated while they were playing an on-screen couple in The Office, and have remained close in the years since. They even work together professionally, with Novak producing The Mindy Project.
In 2015, Kaling told InStyle that her relationship with Novak is “weird as hell,” calling it “romantically charged camaraderie with loud arguments.” Whatever the case, we will always admire Kaling and Novak’s best friendship, and how they’re always there for each other for the important things in life.
Friendship goals forever, guys.