By: Greg Sacidor
Did Senator Cory Booker of New Jersey just ask actress Mindy Kaling out on a date?
It all started when Kaling’s character on The Mindy Project took a shot at Newark, New Jersey, the city of which Booker is formerly mayor of. In the recent episode, Kaling’s character questioned Booker’s attendance at a party. “Cory Booker? I can’t believe he came. I guess anything to get out of Newark huh?”
Booker took playful exception to the jab and decided to let Kaling know his feelings. “Ouch” he wrote in a tweet. “Heard Dr. Lahiri (Kaling’s character) dissed Newark last night. I still ‘love’ you.”
Kaling responded to the New Jersey senator to let him know the love was mutual. “Senator, if Mindy Lahiri shades it, it means we know it’s cool. Thanks for the ‘love.’ It’s mutual.”
Following her response, the senator decided to try his luck with what many who bore witness to the interaction believe was a date proposal. “If the ‘love’ is really mutual” Booker said. “Come have dinner with me in Newark?”
Lucky for Booker, Kaling seemed to have accepted his offer. She said she just needed to get the PATH Train schedule first. While the port authority was more than happy to provide Kaling with the schedule, Booker said it was not necessary as the actress was “Lyft worthy.”
What started out as some social media fun, may have turned into a true romance. Guess we will just have to wait and see if Kaling actually takes Booker up on his offer.