Getty Images. The pair looking cozy in Israel.
The on-screen chemistry between Slumdog Millionaire
stars Dev Patel
,19, and Freida Pinto
, 24, was so potent, many believed that the pair were an item off-screen as well. The young stars denied it; she reportedly had a fiancé, public relations executive Rohan Antao, at the time of filming, after all.
Now, after they've been spotted together several times, most recently in Israel, where Freida is filming on location, Patel's mother Anita has confirmed the relationship to the UK's Daily Mirror.
She said, First it was the film and now everything else seems to have slotted into place. Life can't get any better for him. Freida is really beautiful and I am really happy for them. Yes, we knew he was flying to Israel to see her.
Pinto is currently filming Miral
, a Julian Schnabel project. Patel's next project is The Last Airbender
, directed by M. Night Shyamalan.