Since then, Patel has starred in films such as The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel, The Last Airbender and Lion. Patel dated Freida Pinto for six years after they met on the set of Slumdog Millionaire.
The couple split up in December 2014, but a year later Patel revealed that he was still “best friends” with his ex.
He took home a BAFTA Award earlier this month, an experience he said was "overwhelming".“Wow! Words, words, words," he stumbled when accepting the award in London.“This is so overwhelming.
You know, I sit at home and watch this with my family, who are here with me tonight, and it's just such an overwhelming feeling.”Patel continued by praising his Lion co-stars and crew.“This is a film about family, about a love that transcends borders, race...colour, anything, and you guys are my driving force,” he said.
There’s not even any point me trying to clarify or justify it, because then you give those silly headlines power.
And they mean nothing."I never read gossip because it doesn’t matter to me."Neither Freida nor Dev mentioned the split on their respective Twitter accounts but a source confirmed the news to American gossip site Us Weekly.
Freida Pinto has spoken for the first time about her split from Dev Patel. "Everybody has their own little discoveries to make," the 30-year-old actress told .
The former Skins actor said: "That would be a really long game for a horny 17-year-old to play.
A source told The Mirror: When he was going out with Freida, he wanted to support her so he travelled round the world to be with her, to premieres and events.“Now he says he can concentrate on his work, and that’s why he has made three or four films.
Actor Dev Patel’s former girlfriend, actress Freida Pinto has congratulated him on earning an Academy Award nomination this year.
A lot of my motivation has come from her, from being with her and knowing her." CLICK ON PHOTOS TO ENLARGE Freida Pinto and Dev Patel split up in December 2014 but remain very close Out of respect for Freida and their romance, he declined to comment any further on their break-up. "There is no way one person can sit down and go, ' But why did this happen to me?
' Or, ' It was all going well, what the hell happened? That's never going to change." Freida Pinto is busy promoting her latest project, indie movie , which tells the true story of dancer Afshin Ghaffarian, who started an underground dance troupe in Tehran, despite a strict religious ban during the 2009 Iranian election.
When asked if about the rumours that swirled around the pair when they initially began dating, claiming their relationship was established to purely to promote their careers, Dev vehemently disagreed.