Lupita Nyong’o & K’Naan are over, she was flirting a lot with Jared Leto


I mentioned in yesterday’s SAG Awards Lupita Nyong’o post that people are still shipping Lupita and Jared Leto. Jared and Lupita went through the 2014 awards season together, and they seemed to develop a sweet, flirtatious friendship. They presented together at the SAGs on Sunday and they seemed to still have a lot of chemistry together. Jared kept touching her too. Not in a gross way, but in a come-here-baby-doll kind of way. Some of you yelled at me and said that no one should ever come between Lupita and her relationship with K’naan. Except that Us Weekly says Lupita and K’naan are done. And they say Lupita and Jared were extra-friendly at the SAG afterparty.

Could Jupita be a thing?! Lupita Nyong’o and Jared Leto, the sexiest fake couple at the 2015 SAG Awards, attended an afterparty at Sunset Tower in West Hollywood on Sunday, Jan. 25, where they were spotted getting “very flirty,” an observer tells Us Weekly.

Meanwhile, another source confirms to Us that Nyong’o is single after splitting from her rapper boyfriend K’naan. The insider close to Nyong’o tells Us that the 12 Years a Slave actress was the one to break off her relationship from K’naan. Their split happened last year, the source adds.

Meanwhile, the eyewitness at the Meiomi Wines-sponsored bash tells Us that Leto was making moves and “majorly flirting” with the Brooklyn beauty. Earlier that evening, last year’s Oscar winners for Best Supporting Actress, 31, and Actor, 43, both presented onstage at the 21st Annual SAGs, where their chemistry was palpable — so much that it sparked reaction from social media fans.

The party observer adds that the Dallas Buyers Club actor “was a whirlwind” at the West Hollywood hotspot. “He came in and spoke to Harvey [Weinstein] for a second, than raced right for Lupita,” the insider tells Us. “He hugged her and started whispering to her quietly.”

The unattached actress was receptive to Leto’s attention, following his lead as he “dragged her right to the dance floor.”

While dancing, the stars “were whispering and laughing” closely together. “At one point they were sticking their tongues out at each other and staring into each other’s eyes,” the observer adds to Us. “It was very flirty. Then Jared said he had to go but he told her to text him later and he ran off.”

Nyong’o and Leto’s flirtatious ways are nothing new. The two swept the stage at the MTV Movie Awards last April, a month after their big Oscar wins, and subsequently dodged dating rumors at Paris Fashion Week.

[From Us Weekly]

My vibe is still that Jared wants it and Lupita is holding back. Of course, I think Jared is probably a crazy flirt around most women, but he probably puts Lupita on the top of his “Perfect Girl” list. Of course he does! SHE’S A PRINCESS. While they could be very hot for a night or two, I don’t blame Lupita at all for not wanting it to go any further than flirting. I get the feeling that Jared would be a mess to date long-term. Plus, if Michael Fassbender hears that Lupita is suddenly single, don’t you think he’s going to try to make that happen?

Oh, and if Lupita married Jared she would be Lupita Leto. That’s reason enough to TRY!

Photos courtesy of WENN.

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  1. Jenni says:

    Is Leto bisexual or what? He had sex with Alexis Arquette. I’m confused.

  2. RocketMerry says:

    Eh. I tend to think Lupita could do better. Oh, and I have this feeling that the Fassbender-Nyong’o thing probably already happened? Don’t know why.

    Anywho, I’d rather see Lupita with someone less messy than Jared; he just looks like the kind who would wake you in the middle of the night crying, whilst eating spoonfuls of Nutella and yelling because you finished up the last of his rose scented night hair mask. Ugh.

    • Milena says:

      Hahahaa. That last sentence was beautiful.

    • BangersandMash says:


      One of those weakling ‘prince-y’ type guys who see you washing dishes and then they let out a smile and say something like, “I know better than to get between a woman and her kitchen” and then scatters away.

      Or he’s sitting in a pile of his own mess, smoking a jay, topless and then watches her clean up after him, and just before she’s done… Just that one last t-shirt to pick up, he’ll lift his head up from his cellphone and say something like, “Awwh babe, sorry, so busy… Need help? Awwh, your so amazing you know that. I love how independent you are.”

      Basically Lupita Leto sounds good on paper, but…

    • kri says:

      OMYGOD, RocketMerry!!!!!! LMAO!! One of the funniest things I have ever read!! So true! We must seek out Alexis and ask if some scenario like that ever happened.

    • Delilah says:

      Bahahaha thank u 4 that hysterical visual. Lmfao

  3. paola says:

    Lupita Leto might be the best thing ever.. But jared Leto seems like an a–hole to me.
    What happened to Lupita and Fassbender? That would be a steamy hot couple!

    • T.C. says:

      I love me some Fassy but he is not aging gracefully. He looks like a dirty old man next to Lupita. I think he looks better dating someone his own age. I hope the rumor about him and Naomi Campbell is true because those two would be HOT together.

      • Someonestolemyname says:

        Yes Fassy looks just sleezy to me, since I saw that film he did, where he’s into sex so much. Can’t get past it. Lol He’s a good actor.

      • gio says:

        Lupita seems younger than her age,but she’s only five years younger than Fassbender. I don’t think the rumor with Naomi was true.

    • Flora says:

      Isn’t Fassbender banging Alicia Vikander? They were spotted together several times.

  4. Maria says:

    i will take no woman serious who flirts with such a man.

    • FLORC says:

      He’s so awful. I think this is hard for many here to accept having put Lupita on such a high pedestal. She’s been seen with Leto and Uncle Terry quite often since last years post award season. These are the people she associates herself with.

      And an observation. Leto is gross and many here have said that, but now that Lupita has showed interest he’s getting more positive feedback by association. It shouldn’t be hard work to keep a person so elevated. When we start seeing more pics of Lupita with Terry just wait. He won’t be so bad either because Lupita is in close proximity.
      End Rant.
      *ducks under table from Lupita Loonies*

    • Pip says:

      Agreed – I love her and between him being friends with Uncle Terry and that really disturbing stuff that was circling about him and teenage groupies I’m definitely crossing fingers for her to stay the hell away

      • ichsi says:

        Absolutely. Usually my opinion of a sleazy guy improves a lot whenever a woman I hold in high esteem is interested in him. But I’ve heard nasty stuff about Leto from RL sources (who are not into celeb gossip) so this is probably the only example where the guy taints the lady for me.

  5. raptor says:

    I want better for Lupita, but I do think it would be funny to see Jared with someone who’s prettier than he is.

    • T.C. says:

      I think Leto is messy and a bit sleazy but damn they do look good together. Their chemistry just melts camera lenses. Their children would be gorgeous.

      • Someonestolemyname says:

        These two would send magazines and entertainment news shows to the heights of the ..(.dare I say )beginning years of the Brad-Ange relationship…… the hook PRESS, MEDIA, Speculation, entertainment news would love it….

  6. AG-UK says:

    His gf is called Chloe something or the other… 20 something (figures)

    • ell says:

      this, lupita is likely too old. this dude is no different than leo, except his gfs are less known than leo’s vs models.

      why would anyone ship these 2 idk, she can do waaaaay better.

      • minime says:

        She can do better but they would look really hot together…so, whatever, she might just have some fun anyway.

      • AG-UK says:

        Yep they like young.. I know he looks young def. younger than Leo but he likes girls who can wear his clothes LOL same size petite and not well known so under the radar. Lupita is probably laughing shaking her head..

      • Cindy says:

        Yes! I think he puts on a good show of seeming accepting and open-minded but secretly he only dates young twenty models who will fawn over him. Just like Leo, but he keeps his dating life hidden better.

  7. bammer says:

    He’s so sleazy. Lupita is a Queen who deserves better. I’m sure she has higher standards.

    • Maria says:

      actresses are generally not the women with high standards. how many of them are actually dating decent men?

      • Someonestolemyname says:

        Many Actresses date who they work with or come in contact with through their work or social life, just like many other women, usually, it happens to be people in Entertainment…. Not all men they date are bad.

        Just saying…..

    • Charlie says:

      But how do we know she’s a Queen? I mean, I think she deserves better because Leto seems to be a douche, but everyone is acting she’s this perfect princess, and we’ve only seen a handfull of her interviews. Just because she’s so beautiful doesn’t mean she’s amazing in everything else. She strucks me as stuck-up to be honest, and a bit in love with herself.

      • Someonestolemyname says:

        This reminds me of the meltdowns when JLAW was spotted or reported with Chris Martin.

        I love Lupita and JLAW but they are human and people like who they like, Jared is not bad on the eye and he’s cute. Who knows how these two might get along when they are dealing with each other. He seems like a very polite man from his speeches..,…just saying…

  8. bns says:

    This sounds like fanfic, but Us Weekly is usually legit. They look good together.

    • ell says:

      i’ve read lots of made up stories from us weekly tbqh.

      • jen2 says:

        Agree. They may be one half step up from In Touch, and some folks to speak to them (mostly b list and down) but they have just as many stories about fake pregnancies, marriages, feuds and break-ups. They use the line about folks speaking to them when they were speaking at a press conference or on the red carpet, when they were saying the same things to everyone.

      • Maria says:

        they make up quite a bit. lots of things happen behind closed doors that will never get out and the entertainment business is small anyway so filling a paper every week or even every day is impossible without lying. you also see that with regular news, most of it is speculation and opinion and not facts.

        they are more reliable as they research (Kristen and her cheating for example) and they dont go for the silliest rumors like Intouch, Star or Enquirer or Hollywood Life.

        People is the most reliable when it comes to negative stories because they wouldnt print them if they werent sure because they dont want to offend any celeb. they are also the friendlist mag to celebs.

    • Someonestolemyname says:

      U.S. Weekly has been wrong so many times.
      They gave Pr.Harry a girlfriend for months and had him proposing to her, when she was a one night peck in a nightclub never to be seen by him again.

      They do seem to make up stories on very little evidence if they think they’ll sell.

  9. scout says:

    I think it was last years Oscar, Jared Leto was on stage receiving an award, said something like “Lupita, my future ex-wife” and she wasn’t amused. She can do better than this clown.
    She looks beautiful in blue dress.

  10. smee says:

    Well, they do look pretty spectacular together.

    He certainly is acting like he “idolizes” her. And as long as they never do become a couple, it will stay that way.

  11. als says:

    Would Fassbender try if she was single? Because after his losing game last year at the Oscars I am not so sure he is much of a go-getter.
    And Leto was so obvious, it was a turn off. His very public statements must be for the show or I cannot imagine anyone finding that behavior attractive. He has her phone, he can call her in private, not jump her in public.

  12. Duckie says:

    I liked her and K’naan a lot! Anyway yes I’d prefer her and Fassbender definitely but weren’t there rumors last year of them having a fling on the 12YAS set which ended as soon as the post production started?

  13. mia girl says:

    Sorry but no.
    He lost his JordanCatalano hot and crossed into gross territory for me long ago.

  14. Someonestolemyname says:

    She and Jared Leto seem cute together. The entertainment press would go insane, A New Celebrity beautiful Oscar Winning couple! Yes I think Jared Leto is beautiful and of course Lupita is beyond Beautiful, She’s a Goddess.

    A New ( pretty,talented and interesting) Celebrity Couple to speculate about ..YAY!!! :)

    This would be too much fun ….hope their PR promotes it for awhile even if it’s not true. Good gossip,I’d actually buy a gossip mag at the newsstand with them on the cover. :)

    Maybe they can do a new Hollywood fashion couple VOGUE Cover together. :) ………..Anna Wintour dialing …….

  15. Dingo says:

    So crazy that he is 43!

  16. Louise177 says:

    I hate the type of glasses Lupita is wearing but she looks really cute in them. I don’t think she and Jared are dating or even friends. Just friendly when they see each other.

  17. Oh. says:

    Love that her stylists (and she herself) dress her in low cut outfits. The red carpet is usually so big boob oriented and the smaller girls are forced to hide away, but this is great! Itty bitty titty crew represent.

  18. ncog says:

    couple or not…wish he’d cut that hair, looks gross

  19. Addison says:

    Ewwww. Lupita stay away

  20. Grace says:

    I think Lupita could do beter than Leto or Fassbender. Those guys are such playboys. Plus Fassy is with another starlet in her 20s Alicia vikander

  21. Carrie says:

    Gross. Girl no, you can do so much better than that.

  22. Murphy says:

    I thought he was just wasted and she was trying to keep him from making a scene.

  23. Maya Memsaab says:

    Just here to say she is a stupefyingly stunning woman.

  24. Greek Chic says:

    He might be a douche but he’s so pretty. I love his hair. I would love to braid it.

  25. Mika says:

    With these rumors about his big raging dick and groupie-rape…I’d say stay away from this man, Lupita

  26. Dree says:

    Lupita is too good for sleazy creepy dorian gray!

  27. SnowGlow says:

    I was never on the Lupita train (I don’t love her, I don’t hate her) but she can do so much better then the lead singer of 30 Seconds to Mars.

  28. FingerBinger says:

    I hope Lupita gets vaccinated before she starts dating Leto.

  29. Lucy says:

    Fassy would need to step in, pronto. But in all seriousness, I’m sure Lupita knows better.

  30. gio says:

    Lupita can do better than Leto and I’ve never got the impression that Fassy was interested in her.
    Is he still with Alicia Vikander? If I remember well, they were spotted together one month ago.

  31. Cruxcurio says:

    The problem with sycophancy, is it often goes to the recipients head.

    I can’t help the feeling Hollywood’s current fascination with Nyong’o, is one of ‘novelty’. I think this may drive Leto’s ‘notch on the bedpost’ interests.
    I hope for her sake, she doesn’t take the awarded ‘it girl’ crown literally to her head: it’s a shared crown and it’s transient. It comes with the territory.

  32. elimaeby says:

    I am happily married and have flirtatious friendships with a few people (and, yes, hubby knows. No, hubby doesn’t mind. He’s there for it). I don’t see what the fuss is about.

  33. aperson says:

    Ew no. Jared Leto is just as crazy & arrogant as any other Hollywood weirdo. Here in the UK he screamed at a friend of mine for being on her phone in his prescence (backstage at a gig). She wasnt taking photos of him or anything. Just standing & minding her own business.