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Freida Pinto ‘dating polo star’

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Freida Pinto ‘dating polo star’

Actress Freida Pinto has reportedly struck up a new romance with professional polo player Ronnie Bacardi.

The Slumdog Millionaire star was photographed outside the Fogo de Chao restaurant in Beverly Hills last week (12Oct15), when she was snapped cosying up to the athlete while giving him a loving kiss on the lips.

Other photos show the rumoured couple getting dessert at a nearby ice cream shoppe, then running an errand to a local pharmacy to pick up toiletries.

Ronnie also hinted at their relationship with a heartfelt post on Instagram.com over the weekend (18Oct15) when she celebrated her 31st birthday with a trip to Vancouver, Canada.

His photo featured the city's picturesque waterfront landscape, with what seems to be Freida's silhouette. Ronnie added the caption, "Ughh horrible view... Morning meets birthday girl..."

The reported couple returned to Los Angeles later that night to celebrate the Indian beauty's birthday with friends at The Nice Guy lounge, where guests including actor Sean Penn feted her in a private bash.

Freida split from her ex-boyfriend and Slumdog Millionaire co-star Dev Patel in 2014 following a nearly six-year romance. Despite the breakup, Freida insists they have continued to stay the best of friends.

"Everybody has their own little discoveries to make," she told USA Today. "Their own surprises, their own disappointments, and they're all part and parcel of life. There is no way one person can sit down and go, 'But why did this happen to me?' Or, 'It was all going well, what the hell happened?' Or, 'No, this just can't be...' The denial of it (the break-up)...

"Running away from it is not going to help you find your answers. So we're facing it. And we're dealing. And Dev and I are best friends. That's never going to change."

- Cover Media