Freida split from her boyfriend and Slumdog Millionaire co-star Dev Patel in 2014 following a six-year romance.
Despite the breakup, Freida insists they have continued to stay the best of friends.
He said: "We are mates." The Big Short, the film adaptation of Michael Lewis' book of the same name about the causes of the financial crisis, opens in UK cinemas this weekend.
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The Slumdog Millionaire star was photographed cosying up to the athlete and stealing a kiss outside the Fogo de Chao restaurant in Beverly Hills last week (12Oct15).
Photographers also caught the rumoured couple grabbing dessert at a nearby ice cream shop and running an errand to a local pharmacy.
Sharing a black-and-white picture of Dev, Freida wrote on Instagram, "So proud of you, Dev!
A lot of my motivation has come from her, from being with her and knowing her.” OH.
Actor Dev Patel's former girlfriend, actress Freida Pinto has congratulated him on earning an Academy Award nomination this year.
The 32-year-old actress took to social media to give a shout-out to Dev, who has been nominated in the best actor in a supporting role category for in 2017 Oscars.
The 24-year-old Londoner has revealed he is still "incredibly close" to Freida, 30, whom he dated for six years.
The pair were sweethearts who met filming the Danny Boyle movie in 2008, but they confirmed their split at the end of last year.