Speaking to the Guardian, Dev said: "We are incredibly close.
She’s just a really generous, patient human being who has been one of the most impactful people on my life."A lot of my motivation has come from her, from being with her and knowing her."When asked if about the rumours that swirled around the pair when they initially began dating, claiming their relationship was established to purely to promote their careers, Dev vehemently disagreed.
'"For the first time, I finally understand the concept of self-love and self-care.
It’s like being born again."On the subject of Dev, she said: "You can be with someone and it can be really good for your growth. "You can’t share such a monumental shift in life, then not be friends.
' Or, ' It was all going well, what the hell happened? That's never going to change." , which tells the true story of dancer Afshin Ghaffarian, who started an underground dance troupe in Tehran, despite a strict religious ban during the 2009 Iranian election.
' Or, ' No, this just can't be' - the denial of it.
And now, as per latest rumours, the actor also has a new lady love.
But I ended up being single when I started thinking about these other things."Don't worry though - the pair are still friends.
star was recently asked about how he combats being typecast.
PHOTOS: Check out the latest pics of Dev Patel “That is something that actors such as myself have to constantly try and defend, you know just playing who we are,” Dev told .
“I feel really proud of being able to be a part of representing a diverse cinema and that’s breathing life into diverse stories so that people that look like myself have something to aspire to on screen.” Pictured: Dev chats on his phone while keeping a low profile on Wednesday (May 24) in Beverly Hills, Calif.