Freida inspires me, makes me happy: Dev Patel

London: `Slumdog Millionaire` star Dev Patel has revealed that his girlfriend Freida Pinto inspires him and makes him happy.

The 20-year-old said he loves the fact he can relax with the actress and be himself in ways he can`t be when dealing with other people, reports

"Love makes you feel safe but excited at the same time. Freida makes me happy and inspires me. I am a mushy guy," he said.

"You get to show a different side of yourself that you are not very comfortable showing other people. It`s great to have someone to come back to who you can be real with, because you are playing characters all day long," he added.