Being in the limelight, it’s obvious that people are more interested in your personal life. So is the case with the Oscar-award-winning Kenyan actress Lupita Nyong’o. The Black Panther actress once again has been the talk of the town due to her recent breakup with Beau Selema Masekela. So, Who is Lupita Nyong’o’s boyfriend? and why did the star couple break up? Here is everything we know.
Who is Lupita Nyong’o boyfriend?
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Lupita Nyong’o, the first Kenyan actress to win the prestigious Oscar award, is the kind of a person who is never shy to reveal her personal life. Nyong’o has been linked to several stars, including Chiwetel Ejiofor, Janelle Monáe, Michael B. Jordan, Michael Fassbender, and Jared Leto. But the most recent and talk-of-the-town relationship of the US star is with the American television host, sports commentator, actor, and singer Selema Masekela.
Till August 2023, everything was going smoothly between the two until Nyong’o’s October 19 post revealed that she had a breakup with the sports commentator, and the reason was deception. Find out the complete story below.
Lupita Nyong’o Relationship Timeline
Back in December 2022, the 12 Years A Slave star introduced everyone to her boyfriend, Selema Masekela, in a stylish way by posting a reel in which the two of them doing “The King’s Affirmation” task, which had them donning successive coordinated, vibrant outfits. She captioned the video:
“We just click! 💘 @selema #thisismylove #nuffsaid.”
Masekela reposted the post with a caption: “Hearts are synched. My whole and actual love @lupitanyongo. ❤️❤️❤️”
Till August 2023, everything was looking fine and crisp as Nyong’o also shared a sweet post on Instagram on her beau’s birthday. But recently, the Oscar winner shocked everyone with her recent Instagram post in which she revealed that she is currently experiencing “a season of heartbreak”. She revealed that deception is the reason for her breakup s she wrote in the post,
“I find myself in a season of heartbreak because of a love suddenly and devastatingly extinguished by deception,”
Finally, the lengthy post with the hashtag: “#Breakup.”
All About Lupita Nyong’o Early Life
Lupita Nyong’o is a Kenyan-Mexican actress who has made a significant mark in the film industry. But before her Hollywood stardom, she had a humble yet enriching upbringing. Peter Anyang Nyong’o, Nyong’o’s father, is a well-known politician. Before becoming the Governor of the Kenyan city of Kisumu, he held the office of Minister for Medical Services in the Kenyan government. When Nyong’o was born, he was a guest lecturer in political science at El Colegio de México in Mexico City.
Nyong’o, the second of six children, characterizes her childhood as “middle-class, suburban.” She was raised mostly in Nairobi in an artistic household.
Lupita Nyong’o Career Insights
The Nairobi-based repertory company Phoenix Players’ production of William Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet marked Nyong’o’s professional acting debut when she was just 14 years old. As a Phoenix Players member, she also had appearances in the plays There Goes The Bride and On The Razzle. She attributes her desire to pursue a professional acting career to Whoopi Goldberg and Oprah Winfrey’s portrayals of herself in The Color Purple.
Starting her career as a part of the crew for several films, her breakout role came in the 2013 film “12 Years a Slave.” She became the sixth black actress to win an Oscar in the Best Supporting Actress category because of her depiction of Patsey.
Nyong’o’s success in “12 Years a Slave” was just the beginning of a flourishing career. She starred in various critically acclaimed films, such as “Black Panther,” where she played Nakia, “Black Panther”, horror film Us, and many more successful films. Beyond her acting career, Lupita Nyong’o has become a fashion icon, gracing magazine covers and red carpets with her distinctive style and grace.
Lupita Nyong’o Net Worth
With her successful acting career, endorsements, and other business ventures, Lupita Nyong’o has amassed an estimated net worth of over $12 million. She also returns a portion of her money to needy people by actively participating in various philanthropic endeavors, particularly those focused on empowering women and promoting education.