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Patel's Mom Confirms Pinto Romance

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Apr 27, 2009 | 4:29am EDT

Dev Patel's mother has confirmed that he is dating his Slumdog Millionaire co-star Freida Pinto -- just days after the couple were caught kissing during a romantic night out in Israel.

The actors, who played childhood sweethearts in the Oscar-winning movie, have repeatedly dismissed rumors they are dating off screen, even after their co-star Anil Kapoor hinted they were an item.

Speculation of a romance gained strength earlier this month after the pair was photographed enjoying a few tender moments during a romantic dinner in Tel Aviv, Israel, where Pinto is filming new movie Miral.

And now the 18-year-old actor's mom, Anita, has announced the happy news that the couple is blissfully in love.

She tells Britain's Daily Mirror, "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."

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