‘Slumdog’ Actress Freida Pinto: Her Secret Husband’s Heartbreak

As the Academy Awards approach, details of Slumdog Millionaire actress Freida Pinto’s personal life are bubbling to the surface.

The respected British newspaper the Daily Telegraph reports today that the stunning actress has been “hiding a secret husband.”

This has followed media reports over the weekend that Pinto had separated from her exceedingly low-key fiancé Rohan Antao.

The Telegraph report goes even further than that, stating that the couple was actually secretly married in Goa, India in December 2007, and that Pinto kept the wedding a secret to keep her value high as a Bollywood film star. Clearly, being single is a valued commodity in that market.

Further Antao is said to be “heartbroken” over the split, which happened last month.

“The marriage was an impulsive decision,” a friend said. “Rohan was with her throughout her years as an actress when she was not at all famous.”

While the two were together during the filming of Slumdog, Pinto apparently stopped calling Antao around the time of her Golden Globe success.

While Pinto is not nominated directly for an Oscar, Slumdog’s romantic tale of true love conquering all is the belle of the Oscar ball this year — with a slew of nominations including Best Picture.