This week’s episode of the show had Kaling’s fictional counterpart, Mindy Lahiri, surprised that the New Jersey senator agreed to attend a colleague’s event on the show. I can’t believe he came,” Kaling-as-Lahiri said on the show. ” Booker took notice of the joke, tweeting at the actress on Thursday that he disagrees with the character’s take on the city, but still loves Kaling’s work. He also posted a link to a recent Vogue article that explores Newark’s revitalization from the perspective of the fusion restaurants that have popped up in the city. The two were then seen together again in January at the women's march in Washington DC one day after the inauguration.
” Things didn’t work out between Kaling and her mystery man, who the Reliable Source learned was then-White House aide Robert “Bobby” Schmuck, but the actress enjoyed her brief proximity to power, according to her book.Sandwiched between a flurry of tweets about “#Trumpcare” on Friday, Sen. J.) found the social media space to ask actress Mindy Kaling out to dinner. ” Booker took umbrage, defending his state from the comedian, and then adding, “I still [heart emoji] U! The world would keep spinning on its axis if the slightly awkward flirtation stopped there. Kaling responded that her character often “shades” stuff that’s actually cool, i.e., Jersey, and that the love was mutual.Here’s the backstory: On her Hulu show, “The Mindy Project,” Kaling’s character, also named Mindy, trashes Booker and his district with the punchline “Cory Booker? Kaling, who lives in Los Angeles, replied in the affirmative.Booker is so private when it comes to his love life that it has led some to speculate that he might be gay, something he has addressed in the past by saying: 'I love seeing on Twitter when someone says I'm gay, and I say, "So what does it matter if I am? I hope you are not voting for me because you are making the presumption that I'm straight."' Kaling on the other hand is happy to share stories about her love life, especially ex BJ Novak, who she worked with on 'The Office.'The actress has had a meteoric rise over the past few months after climbing the ranks for the past decade first as a writer and actress on 'The Office' and then creating her own show.She has now officially staked her place in the A-list, however, thanks to her two latest roles in 'Oceans Eight' and 'A Wrinkle in Time.'She stars alongside Sandra Bullock, Cate Blanchett, Rihanna, Anne Hathaway, and Helena Bonham Carter in the former, and Oprah Winfrey and Reese Witherspoon in the latter.