While they might have called it quits and moved on, there’s a part of Dev that still feels ‘very close’ to Freida
That Frieda Pinto and Dev Patel were romantically involved for many years is known to all. The cupid struck between the two after they first got together during the shoot of the very popular movie, Slumdog Millionaire. However, the duo broke off recently, much to the surprise of everyone.

However, in a recent interview, Dev spoke about Freida and how he is still incredibly close to her. “We are incredibly close. She’s just a really generous, patient human being who has been one of the most impactful people on my life. A lot of my motivation has come from her, from being with her and knowing her,” said the Chappie actor.

But when asked why they called it quits, Dev was reluctant to discuss it and said, “No. I can’t. I’m sorry, I can’t say.”

There were rumours floating around that his affair with Pinto was mainly to promote their careers. “That would be a really long game for a horny 17-year-old to play. 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,” clarified Patel.

Dev and Freida were not a Bollywood couple, which was evident when they openly spoke about their relationship to the media, unlike the couples here who like to keep their romance a hush hush affair. So I see no point in Dev refusing to discuss the break-up. Just a simple advice, don’t go the Bollywood way!

Anyway, with Dev’s statement about being close to Freida, do you think the former lovebirds will get back together? Sound off below!