Slumdog Star's Mom: They're Dating

05/28/2009 05:12 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011
  • Simon Perry and Matthew Kalman

Patel's mother Anita has confirmed to a British newspaper that the pair are very much a couple.

"First it was the film and now everything else seems to have slotted into place," Mrs. Patel is quoted as saying in Monday's Daily Mirror.

"Life can't get any better for him. Freida is really beautiful, and I am really happy for them."