After nearly six years as a couple, Slumdog Millionaire costars Freida Pinto and Dev Patel have parted ways. The two met on set of the Oscar-winning movie in 2008 in which their chemistry radiated on screen and off.
Sources confirmed to Us Weekly that "Dev and Freida have broken up" and continued, "They have been done for a while." The actress celebrated her 30th birthday this October alongside billionaire Sidharth Mallya who is a little closer to 30 than Dev Patel who is six years younger than Pinto.
Fans have been rooting for the costars turned lovers since the film buzz six years ago. Patel and Pinto once referred to themselves as "soul mates." Before they even began dating, Patel was mesmerized by his costar. He told Contact Music in 2008, "We’re soul mates because we’re both in this surreal situation. She is very beautiful… I haven’t got a girlfriend but Freida, my costar, is gorgeous."
After the two began dating, Pinto agreed and told Interview Magazine, "I guess he was right in a way; we are soul mates."
The stars seemed like a match, much like other costars who have dated in real life. Just this past February, they admitted they don’t celebrate Valentine’s Day particularly because "everyday should be a celebration of love." It seems as though the celebration has ended for now...
Before dating the Newsroom actor, Pinto was previously engaged to publicist Rohan Antao. They broke up in 2009.
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