It’s official! 'Slumdog Millionaire' stars Dev Patel and Freida Pinto are sweethearts

Leave it to a mom to spill the beans.

After months of speculation about the relationship between “Slumdog Millionaire” stars

Dev Patel Freida Pinto

, Patel’s mother has confirmed that the pair are a couple.

“First it was the film and now everything else seems to have slotted into place,”

Anita Patel

is quoted as saying Monday in London’s Daily Mirror.

The rumors had ratcheted up over the last few days as the two vacationed together in Tel Aviv. “Yes, we knew he was flying to Israel to see her,” Mrs. Patel said of her son, 19.

Pinto, 24, took time off from filming her latest movie in Jerusalem. The couple spent a few hours together in a hotel before taking a stroll around the harbor and sharing an early champagne dinner at a seaside restaurant.

Photos of the two smooching and holding hands at a table quickly surfaced online.

“Life can’t get any better for him," said Patel's mom. "Freida is really beautiful, and I am really happy for them.”