Lupita Nyong’o has announced her split from boyfriend Selema Masekela, just one day after she was seen cozying up to newly-single Joshua Jackson. The Black Panther star took to Instagram to share the news of her “heartbreak” and “deception” by her unnamed loved one. She wrote, “At this moment, it is necessary for me to share a personal truth and publicly dissociate myself from someone I can no longer trust.” Lupita and Selema had been in a relationship since 2022.
The news of Lupita’s split comes after she was photographed with Joshua Jackson at a Janelle Monae gig in LA. The photos, exclusively obtained by DailyMail.com, show Joshua and Lupita looking close, gazing into each other’s eyes, and sharing a joke. Joshua, who shares a three-year-old daughter with his estranged wife Jodie Turner-Smith, recently filed for divorce, citing “irreconcilable differences.”
The cozy display between Lupita and Joshua has sparked rumors of a new romance. However, Lupita emphasized in her Instagram post that she is going through a “season of heartbreak” and is focused on facing the pain and learning from the experience. She wrote, “The promise, they say, is that a tender heart is what gives birth to fearlessness. I hope it’s true… I share this to keep it, and hoping that the knowledge of my experience might be useful to someone else out there experiencing the grip of heartbreak.”
Lupita had previously revealed her relationship with Selema Masekela in a video posted on social media in December. The couple was seen dressing in different outfits and snapping along to the song “The King’s Affirmation – Chill Mix.” In her caption, Lupita wrote, “We just click! @selema #thisismylove #nuffsaid.”
Joshua Jackson’s divorce filing from Jodie Turner-Smith came as a surprise to fans, as the couple seemed to have a strong bond. They had been married for four years and share a daughter together. In the aftermath of the filing, sources close to Joshua revealed that he is heartbroken over the divorce and never wanted this outcome for their daughter. However, he is focusing on co-parenting and accepting the situation.
While the photos of Lupita and Joshua together raise speculation about a new romance, Lupita’s heartfelt Instagram post suggests that she is currently focused on healing and personal growth. Whether this cozy display leads to a new relationship or remains a moment of connection in difficult times, only time will tell.