Freida Pinto is in love, again. But this time, the Indian American actress who dated British Indian actor Dev Patel for close to seven years, is not looking outside for love.
“I think I love myself. I’m having like this crazy love affair with myself,” the “Slumdog Millionaire” star told People magazine at an event in Los Angeles, Dec. 5. “If you don’t know how to learn to love yourself you will find being single extremely hard. When you do that, I don’t think you feel lonely.”
Pinto and Patel met on the set of Danny Boyle’s Oscar-winning film, “Slumdog Millionaire,” and instantly hit it off. The couple called it quits in 2014.
In 2015, paparazzi caught Pinto sharing a passionate kiss with professional polo player Ronnie Barcardi during a romantic evening out in Los Angeles, sparking rumors that she had moved on.
In 2016, Pinto was seen flaunting her new suitor at the Vanity Fair Oscar Party in Beverly Hills. Flashing cameras couldn’t stop capturing the dapper couple’s official red-carpet debut.
But looks like the two have now gone their separate ways.
The 33-year-old star reflected on her past relationships with the magazine saying she has “no regrets.”
“I wasn’t single for many years,” Pinto was quoted as saying. “But I have no regrets. Everything I have done is done for a reason. I will make more mistakes in the future. I have no qualms about what that’s going to be like, it’s going to be totally fine.”
However, Pinto had one piece of advice for her fans: “Everyone’s experience is different, so don’t undermine whatever it is you are experiencing — go ahead and have it. Good, bad, mistakes…make them repeatedly.”
Weighing in on her past relationships, Pinto continued, “For me it came with a sense of ‘why?’ Why am I working so hard at being happy when happiness should come to me because I am naturally just taking care of myself? I feel like you work so hard to take care of yourself … you are in a relationship and you are not truly happy, but you are trying to make it work for whatever reason and you are in it for way too long. But relationships…they teach you.”