Mindy Kaling Talks About Her Split from 'Office' Co-Star B.J. Novak

PHOTO: B.J. Novak and Mindy Kaling attend the 2014 Vanity Fair Oscar Party hosted by Graydon Carter, March 2, 2014, in West Hollywood, Calif.Mark Sullivan/Getty Images
B.J. Novak and Mindy Kaling attend the 2014 Vanity Fair Oscar Party hosted by Graydon Carter, March 2, 2014, in West Hollywood, Calif.

Mindy Kaling is now single and dating.

However, when Howard Stern asked if she ever had "a great love" in her life, she answered in the affirmative: Her "Office" co-star B.J. Novak.

"He broke up with me," she told Stern on his radio show. "It was years and years ago."

Kaling, 35, said that now, Novak, also 35, is one of her best friends and a great professional collaborator. However, at the time of their split, she was "so sad."

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"That was the hottest I ever looked because I stopped eating. When I get depressed, I stop eating so I was so miserable and I was so beautiful," she said. "I remember waking up, barely getting out of bed and we worked together, but I didn't care, I had no makeup."

Now the "Mindy Project" creator has some perspective ("People are so different and you can overlap in certain ways that are important, but not the ones that are the most important," she explained) and said that she talks to Novak constantly. But, despite Stern's insistence, she claimed she no longer thinks of him romantically.

"I love him and I think he's a great person," she said, "but I'm not holding a handle for B.J."