Dev Patel might not have landed the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor following his appearance in 'Lion', but he has landed a gorgeous new girlfriend. He is currently dating actress Tilda Cobham Hervey who he met on the set of 'Hotel Mumbai' last year.

Dev PatelDev Patel is dating Tilda Cobham Hervey

26-year-old Dev has been seen out and about with the Australian 22-year-old, holding hands and hugging during a walk at Runyon Canyon in Los Angeles and looking thoroughly content. They were also seen at the Weinstein Company's pre-Academy Awards party which took place on Saturday (February 25th 2017) at Montage Beverly Hills (where they were also spotted holding hands and chatting alongside Dev's mother according to E!), and she has even visited him at his Hollywood home.

'Dev has been trying to keep his new girlfriend secret, but he was spotted looking very loved up with her last week', a source told The Daily Mirror. 'She's been staying with him at his new pad. This new romance has come out of the blue, but Dev seems very happy.' 

The news comes just weeks after rumours emerged that Dev was not currently interested in dating, preferring to concentrate on his acting career, but it seems he and Tilda are joined at the hip after seven months of filming together.

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Dev Patel was previously in a relationship with Freida Pinto for six years after meeting on the set of 'Slumdog Millionaire'. They broke up in 2014. Meanwhile, this is Tilda's first high-profile relationship, having only been in the acting game for three years.

The pair star together in 'Hotel Mumbai'; an Anthony Maras film about the victims of the Mumbai terrorist attacks at the Taj Mahal Palace Hotel in 2008. It also stars Jason Isaacs and Armie Hammer and is set to be released later this year.