Mindy Kaling, BJ Novak's Relationship Gets Them $7.5M

'Crazy price' for a book deal
By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff
Posted May 21, 2015 9:50 AM CDT
From left to right, actor BJ Novak, actress Drew Barrymore, and actress Mindy Kaling at the HBO Golden Globes after-party on Sunday, Jan. 11, 2009, in Beverly Hills, Calif.   (AP Photo/Dan Steinberg)

(Newser) – If you've always wanted to know more of the story behind Mindy Kaling's on-again, off-again romance with BJ Novak—described by a publishing industry source as a "complicated" relationship that took place while they were co-starring on The Office—then you're in luck. And so are Kaling and Novak, who will get $7.5 million to co-author a book about said romance, that source tells the New York Daily News, adding that that's "a crazy price." The book will supposedly be announced (in what was supposed to be a surprise move) at a May 30 BookCon event where Kaling and Novak will appear. (Kaling once said she would have married Novak, who is now her "best friend.")

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