SLUMDOG Millionaire star Dev Patels mum has confirmed her sons off-screen love with Freida Pinto. Patel and Pinto have always denied dating each other but the pair was recently caught enjoying a lunch in Israel, where Pinto, 24, is filming on location. And Patels mum Anita says she is really pleased to see the two in love. First it was the film and now everything else seems to have slotted into place, the Mirror quoted Anita as saying. Life cant 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, she added. The real life love story is said to have started on the set of Danny Boyles multi-Oscar-winning film. And they have become increasingly close since travelling the world together to promote the movie. TOI