Lupita Nyong’o Boyfriends 2021: Who Is Lupita Dating Now?

On the heels of making history in the blockbuster Marvel film, Black Panther, Lupita Nyong’o’s already elevating celebrity status is about to reach new plateaus. Along with her co-stars, Lupita’s been seen out and about heavily promoting the film since it’s release Thursday evening on  February 15. With the film being a box office smash, along with her star status comes the hard questions on everyone’s mind.

Lupita’s recently been spotted on social media and doing press with co-star Michael B. Jordan, and many fans are wondering if the co-stars are dating. This wouldn’t be Lupita’s first rumored romance with a co-star before. So who exactly has Lupita been linked to romantically before? And who is she spending her free time with now?

Let’s take a look at some of Lupita’s former flames.

Chiwetel Ejiofor 2012

In 2012 Lupita’s big screen debut not only brought about a ton of buzz in regard’s to the 34-year-old’s acting ability but rumors started to flow in regards to her personal life. After 12 Years A Slave made it’s critically acclaimed debut, there was tons of chatter of an on-set romance between Lupita and the film’s star Chiwetel Ejiofor. While sources on set made claims of a romance, once the movie wrapped it was reported that the couple’s supposed romance fizzled out.

K’Naan 2013 – 2014

Just one year later Lupita’s love life was cast in the spotlight yet again. After being spotted cuddling with one another following an Academy Award appearance, news of a romance between Lupita and Somali-Canadian poet and musician K’naan began to make rounds around Hollywood. The relationship, however, didn’t last long and Lupita and K’naan ended things in 2014.

Michael Fassbender 2013 – 2014

Rumors began swirling yet again of a romance with Lupita and one her 12 Years A Slave co-stars in 2013. This time, around there, was speculation that Lupita cozied up with Michael Fassbender off-screen versus on-screen. The pair was said to be on and off for a little bit over a year, and Lupita had gushed before in interviews about how close she grew to Fassbender when they were filming.

Jared Leto 2015

All it took was one small conversation between Lupita and actor Jared Leto before rumors started to fly that the two were hooking up. After it was reported that the two were seen chatting with one another during the 2015 Critics Choice Awards rumors flew that to two were hooking up. Neither Lupita nor Leto have ever confirmed or denied the story although the two were seen later on at the 2015 SAG Awards together a bit closer than usual.

Mobolaji Dawodu 2016 – 2017

In early of 2017, magazine outlets were reporting that Lupita was dating GQ’s Style Fashion Editor Mobolaji Dawodu for the past 6 months. A supposed friend of Dawodu revealed to a magazine of the couple’s romance. Dawodu added fuel to the fire as well when he posted photos of the two together on his Instagram. As of late December of 2017, the pair was said to be together with no word of a breakup.

Michael B. Jordan 2017

In February 2018, tweets and video of Lupita flirting with her Black Panther co-star, Michael B. Jordan began making rounds on social media. There has been no word on whether the two who were both said to be in relationships at the time were dating or just kidding around with one another.


Lupita Nyong was strongly rumored to be dating but the reality is they both are single not dating each other.

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