‘Slumdog Millionaire’ Couple Breaks Up After Six Years Together

By Florida Mae Acampado | 3 years ago
‘Slumdog Millionaire’ Couple Breaks Up After Six Years Together
TIFF 2008, Slumdog Millionaire screening at Ryerson, Danny Boyle, Simon Beaufoy, Freida Pinto & Dev Patel

Years after their highly acclaimed movie “Slumdog Millionaire,” main characters — Dev Patel, who starred as Jamal, and Freida Pinto, who played his love interest Latika — have ended their six-year relationship.

According to Us Weekly, a source informed them that Patel and Pinto have broken up for quite a while now. Another source says that now that she is ‘single and happy’, Pinto has been set up on dates by some of her friends.

The Indian model/actress apparently just celebrated her 30th birthday last October, partying with some friends in Los Angeles. It was then quickly noted that Patel was not with her, though Pinto didn’t seem to mind his absence. Instead, accompanying her was billionaire and aspiring actor Siddharth Mallya.

Before the shooting of “Slumdog Millionaire” and Patel and Pinto were together, Pinto was engaged to Rohan Antao, her former publicist. The couple eventually broke up in January 2009. Soon after that, Pinto was seen going out with Patel. Even before the two started dating, Patel considered himself and Pinto being “soul mates.” “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,” Patel said in an interview in 2008 with Contact Music.

Nobody knows exactly when the couple have broken up, though it is suspected to be earlier this year. Just last year, the couple told Us Weekly that they don't celebrate Valentine's Day because “every day should be a celebration of love”. In an interview for the June 2014 issue of Harper's Bazaar Arabia, Pinto opened up about her many likes and dislikes. But apparently, she didn’t talk much about her then-boyfriend, admitting that she has become quite adept in keeping her personal life private

Hoping to hear directly from the two celebrities about the news of their breakup, Daily Mail has contacted their representatives, and so far, they have not made any comments regarding the breakup.

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