Freida Pinto And Dev Patel Split After Nearly Six Years Of Dating
Freida Pinto and Dev Patel, who met one another on the set of Slumdog Millionaire, have broken up after almost six years together.
Freida Pinto, Dev Patel Split
Pinto and Patel apparently decided to go their separate ways sometime ago, according to insiders. “Dev and Freida have broken up,” a source told Us Weekly. “They have been done for a while.”
Another source added, “Freida is single and happy. Friends are setting her up.”
Pinto and Patel have been dating since playing romantic interests in Slumdog Millionaire in 2008. Due in part to their chemistry, Slumdog Millionaire went on to win Best Picture, Best Director, and Best Adapted Screenplay at the 2009 Academy Awards. The British film also picked up BAFTA and Golden Globe awards.
Before they started publicly dating, Patel was already calling Pinto his soulmate. “We’re soul mates because we’re both in this surreal situation. She is very beautiful,” he told Contact Music. “I haven’t got a girlfriend but Freida, my costar, is gorgeous.”
Patel, who got a massive career boost from Slumdog Millionaire, currently stars on HBO’s The Newsroom and has a number of films in production, including a sequel to The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel. Next year, Pinto will appear in Terrence Malik‘s feature Knight of Cups starring Christian Bale and Natalie Portman.