‘Never Have I Ever’ Star Maitreyi Ramakrishnan Rejects Labels

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“You are my person, and you are just the package that that person comes in,” Ramakrishnan shared.

Netflix star Maitreyi Ramakrishnan’s character in Never Have I Ever might be boy-crazy, but the actress is happily single.

A new teaser clip shared by E! shows the actress as a guest star on the E! series If We’re Being Honest hosted by Laverne Cox. The two women waste no time and dive right into a chat about Ramakrishan’s relationship status.


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“Who’s in the DMs? Are you dating? What’s going on with Maitreyi and dating?” Cox asked the Turning Red actress.

Fans of Mindy Kaling’s drama series about a young Indian American teenager know that Ramakrishan’s character Devi is in a love triangle between the high school heartthrob Paxton and her former nemesis Ben (Where are my team Ben people at?). While Devi always has a new love interest, the 20-year-old said she is joyfully single.

“The other day, I said to Mindy [Kaling], ‘I think I’m just more of a badass when I’m single,'” she replied. “Right now in my life, I am so happy just doing me and being there for myself.”

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The star seems open to meeting someone in the future, as long as they don’t annoy her. For her, it’s all about personality, not gender.

“I’m very much so a personality person,” she explained. “If you get that banter with me, you can read my face perfectly, I don’t care if you’re a boy, girl or in between. You are my person, and you are just the package that that person comes in. I’m very much about the personality and I don’t really do labels for attraction.”

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Ramakrishnan is nominated for The Female TV Star and The Comedy TV Star of 2022 at this year’s People’s Choice Awards for her role as Devi.

Never Have I Ever is created by the beautiful mastermind Mindy Kaling and is loosely based on Kaling’s childhood experiences. She told People that each character on the show feels like a piece of her.

“One of the great things about a show like this, and creating it, is that every character, I think, represents a different side of my personality,” Kaling said at the season three premiere.

Seasons one-three of Never Have I Ever are now streaming on Netflix.

‘Never Have I Ever’ Star Maitreyi Ramakrishnan Rejects Labels
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