Lupita Nyong’o Announces Break Up From Boyfriend Selema Masekela With Emotional Instagram Post

by Gee NY

Oscar-winning actress, Lupita Nyong’o, on Thursday, Oct. 19 revealed on Instagram that her relationship with Selema Masekela has come to an end after approximately one year together.

Lupita did not actually mention her ex by name in her post, but she made an emotional post that expressed “her personal truth” and the heartbreak she is currently experiencing due to a love that was shattered by “deception”.

She explained why she decided to share this news publicly and how she hopes it might help others facing heartbreak.

“I am tempted to run into the shadows and hide, only to return to the light when I have regained my strength enough for me to say, ‘Whatever, my life is better this way.’ But I am reminded that the magnitude of the pain I am feeling is equal to the measure of my capacity for love. And so, I am choosing to face the pain, cultivating the courage to meet my life exactly as it is, and trusting that this too shall pass,” the “Black Panther” actress was emotional.

The couple’s connection goes back several years, with Selema having expressed interest in Lupita in 2016. Their relationship eventually moved from hypothetical to real, and they made their romance public in late 2022. Despite their shared affection and public displays of affection, they have now decided to part ways.

Selema has not yet commented on the breakup, and there has been no response from his management regarding the split.

This heartfelt revelation from Lupita Nyong’o serves as a reminder of the complexities of relationships and the emotional challenges people face during breakups. On social media, her fans and notable celebrities have been sharing messages to support her amid her heartbreak.

Actor, Marlon Wayans (@marlonwayans) wrote:

“Trust God. He wants better for you. All lessons are blessings, especially the painful ones. This too shall pass. Warmest of hugs. Be kind to you as you heal. I always say whenever I have a break up ‘lucky me, I get to love ME again. I missed you me’. Go love on you woman.”

@ava also put in some strong words of encouragement for the actress under her post:

“We lift you up with love and sisterhood. Your miracles are all around you. Let us count them in confidence and in faith. xo”

“Who hurt you i just wanna talk,” a fan, @michoublue, posted.

Lupita’s heartfelt announcement about her split from her lover comes after she was spotted out with Joshua Jackson at a Janelle Monáe concert in Inglewood, California, on Wednesday, Oct. 18. This has triggered speculation the two may have a thing for each other.

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