Us Weekly just confirmed that Slumdog Millionaire stars, Dev Patel (19) and Freida Pinto (24) are dating.
So why were they so quiet about it earlier this year during Oscar season?:
Both Patel and Pinto denied dating rumors earlier this year while they promoted “Slumdog Millionaire,” which won the Oscar for Best Picture.
“No, no, no,” Patel told Ryan Seacrest at the Academy Awards.
Their relationship is not the media’s business, but I see no reason to be so quiet about it. The press figures everything out eventually. It always perplexes me when celebrities act offended and insulted when asked about their personal lives. The same question can irritate me as well, but I’m not an actress, and if I were, I wouldn’t lie about a trivial inquisition.
Maybe the five-year age gap prompted the couple to remain hush-hush. You can argue that they shouldn’t have to tell the world about their love lives, but they invited the world into their personal space when they got involved in Hollywood.