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Freida Pinto and Dev Patel

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Despite rife speculation that they were romantically involved, Slumdog Millionaire stars Dev Patel and Freida Pinto kept schtum about their romance for an awful long time. But 24 year old Pinto has finally gone public about her feelings for 19 year old Dev, calling him "a lovely boy", and confirming that "the friendship blossomed after the film, it got even stronger."

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It comes as no big surprise; the glances they shared on the Oscars red carpet, the familiar hand on knee in the back of a cab and the intimate moments captured by the paparazzi didn't go unnoticed. Plus, their Slumdog costar Anil Kapoor was not exactly discreet when he told reporters; "When I meet them, I feel there is something happening," adding that the pair had "a magical chemistry." We couldn't agree more!