Even as dating rumors fly, Lupita Nyong'o and Jared Leto have continued to hang out and look gorgeous together, but they are apparently just friends. Us Weekly claims that the Oscar-winning actress has had a secret boyfriend for months.
A source told the magazine that Nyong'o, 31, has been dating rapper K'Naan, 36, since September, revealing that "she loves his humanitarianism," and that they are "both passionate about African issues."
It's not the first time we've heard whispers of a romance between the pair, as the two were spotted looking very cuddly as they left a studio after the actress filmed an interview on March 3.
The Huffington Post reached out to the actress' rep, who declined to comment on her personal life. A friend of the "Wavin' Flag" rapper, however, told Us Weekly that the alleged pair are taking things slow, and the Yale-educated actress has yet to meet his two kids from a previous marriage.
All these reports on Nyong'o's romantic life are a surefire sign that her star power is increasing by the moment. In February, Page Six first reported that she and Leto were "huddled at a corner table together looking very close" at the Crosby Street Hotel in New York. Leto then fanned the rumor's flames when he referred to the actress as his "future ex-wife" during his Independent Spirit Awards acceptance speech on March 1.
While Nyong'o has yet to address the reports about her relationship with K'Naan, she did address the Leto rumors when she appeared on "The Ellen Show" in February.
"I thought Miley Cyrus broke us up," Nyong'o joked when asked about Leto. "You know it's crazy cause when I read these rumors, they're so detailed that even I start to question whether they're true or not."