Fans are not going to like this one. Slumdog Millionaire costars Freida Pinto and Dev Patel have called it quits on their relationship, multiple sources confirm exclusively to Us Weekly. The now-exes, who met on set of the Oscar-winning movie in 2008, were together for almost six years.
“Dev and Freida have broken up,” one source tells Us of the couple. “They have been done for a while.”
Pinto, who is six years older than Patel, recently celebrated her 30th birthday without the actor this past October. The Immortals actress instead rang in her milestone birthday with billionaire Siddharth Mallya.
“Freida is single and happy,” another source tells Us of the newly available star. “Friends are setting her up.”
During happier times, the two considered themselves “soul mates” — in Patel’s case, even before they were dating. “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,” the Newsroom star, 24, told Contact Music in 2008. Years later, during a chat with Interview mag, Pinto agreed: “I guess he was right in a way; we are soul mates.”
The couple were so in love, in fact, that last year, they told Us Weekly they don’t celebrate Valentine’s Day because “every day should be a celebration of love.”
Prior to dating Patel, Pinto was engaged to her former publicist Rohan Antao until January 2009.
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