Lupita Nyong’o, the star who has dazzled us with her performances, has publicly announced her split from Selema Masekela. The news was delivered via Instagram, where she shared a heartfelt statement about her “personal truth” and the need to “publicly dissociate” from someone she no longer feels she can trust. This revelation follows a recent sighting of Nyong’o with Joshua Jackson, who is also newly single, at a Janelle Monáe concert.
In a clear indication of the gravity of the situation, Nyong’o has erased all traces of Masekela from her Instagram. She expressed her feelings of heartbreak, caused by a love that was abruptly extinguished by deceit. “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,'” the Wakanda Forever star confessed.
The Mexican-Kenyan actress shared her experience with the hope that it might provide solace to someone else grappling with the throes of heartbreak. She encouraged others to face their pain and learn from it, rather than attempting to escape it. She concluded her post with the hashtag #breakup and a poignant message: “Let’s face our pain so we don’t spread it.”
Lupita and Joshua: An Evening of Mutual Healing
Nyong’o’s breakup announcement came hot on the heels of her appearance with Joshua Jackson, who is also newly single. They were seen together at a Janelle Monáe concert at the YouTube Theater in Inglewood, CA. Although they arrived together, they were part of a larger group, and sources have insisted that there was “nothing romantic” about the evening.
Jackson’s previous relationship with Jodie Turner-Smith ended in divorce earlier this month, after four years of marriage. The couple has a 3-year-old daughter, Juno, for whom Turner-Smith has requested joint custody.
It appears that Jackson and Nyong’o are supporting each other through their respective separations, finding solace in shared experiences.