Lupita Nyong’o’s Dating Life Isn’t Like Her Character in Black Panther
The Oscar winner Lupita Nyongo could be Jared Leto’s “future ex-wife,” but she keeps her personal life private from the media.
Although the Oscar Award winner keeps her love life private, she has confronted her good share of dating speculations.
Lupita Nyong’o plays the late T’Challa’s lover in the Black Panther movies, but you’ll likely never know who her companion is in real life. Nyong’o is currently single, as far as the public is aware.
Lupita Nyong’o has finally spoken out about the Jared Leto dating rumors.
The 36 years old actress is featured on the front page of Net-a-weekly Porter’s digital version PorterEdit in the week, where she discusses what she’s learned since breaking out as a major Hollywood star with 2013’s 12 Years a Slave. Nyong’o revealed that making industry friends helped her feel at ease in Hollywood, and among those friends is Leto, 47. “Jared Leto, he’s still on speed dial,” the actress said, “because we went through that Oscar journey together and he’s so embracing of me.” “There was an intimacy which grew from that, beyond the dating rumours, beyond everything.”
How the love flourished between the couple?
She has only had one revealed public relationship since becoming famous. After meeting in New York, Nyong’o reportedly went on to date Keinan Abdi Warsame, commonly known as rapper and poet K’naan, in September 2013. The cute couple made their relationship public in May 2014 and even attended Glamour’s Women of the Year accolades together that year. However, after a year of dating, both of them privately split just at the end of 2014.
During the 2014 awards season, while promoting twelve Years a Slave, Nyong’o became close to Jared Leto, sparking dating rumors. While acknowledging his Independent Spirit Award, Leto referred to her as his “future ex-wife,” adding, “I’m thinking about you.” They both won the Oscars on the same night, and while they never officially dated, they maintain a friendly relationship to this day.
Nyong’o told Net-a-Porter in March 2019 that she and Leto had a special “intimacy,” even after never heading beyond friendship. “Jared Leto is still on speed dial because we went through that journey together and he is so tolerant and understanding of me,” she said. “There was an emotional connection that grew from that, beyond the dating rumours, beyond everything.” Recently, the couple reunited at Spotify’s Beach event at the Cannes Lions festival in June 2022, expressing a lovely cuddle and posing for photographers.
What Lupita Nyong says about her life as a celebrity?
Nyong’o explained to British Vogue in Dec 2019 that she values her private life at home when she isn’t on set shooting, which is why she keeps her love life private. “Privacy is a hard commodity to come by,” she said. “Filmmaking takes a long time. And ferocious. Most of us were single when Black Panther came out. Nobody was single on Little Monsters. Everyone needs to go home to their family members when they finish their day’s work, which makes sense. It’s very isolating when you don’t have that.” Fans will undoubtedly not hear from her if she really is dating someone.
On an episode of The Ellen DeGeneres in 2014, Nyong’o addressed the dating speculations.
“You know, it’s crazy however when I learn such rumours, they’re so thorough that indeed I start to doubt whether they’re true or not,” the actress said about being in the spotlight. “I know I used to believe them, but now I don’t believe anything.”
Nyong’o will next appear in Jordan Peele’s Us, which will be released in theatres on March 22.