Lupita Nyong’o has taken to her verified Instagram account to share a deeply personal revelation. In a heartfelt note, the acclaimed actress disclosed the termination of a relationship, emphasizing the pain caused by deceit.
Nyong’o’s note began by acknowledging the more pressing issues in the world, expressing her empathy for those in distress. She felt the need to share her “personal truth” and to distance herself from an individual she no longer felt she could trust. She expressed her anguish, stating, “I find myself in a season of heartbreak because of a love suddenly and devastatingly extinguished by deception.”
The actress further elaborated on her emotional turmoil, contemplating the idea of retreating from the public eye until she felt strong enough to move on. However, she chose to confront her pain head-on, believing that her current heartache is a testament to her profound capacity for love. She remains hopeful, trusting that she will eventually heal from this ordeal.
While Nyong’o did not explicitly mention the individual in question, she has most recently been romantically associated with television host and sports commentator Selema Masekela. Their relationship first became public in December 2022 through social media posts. CNN has sought comments from Masekela’s representative regarding the matter.
Following her announcement, several of Nyong’o’s celebrity friends offered their support. Filmmaker Ava DuVernay commented, “We lift you up with love and sisterhood. Your miracles are all around you. Let us count them in confidence and in faith. xo.” Ruth E. Carter, the Oscar-winning costume designer who collaborated with Nyong’o on the “Black Panther” movies, also shared a comforting message, expressing her love and support for the actress.