*Oscar nominee Lupita Nyong’o, the breakout star of awards season this year, was a guest on “Ellen” Friday and addressed reports that she’s dating fellow nominee Jared Leto.
“You’re actually in tabloids which means you’ve really made it, because there’s rumors that you and Jared Leto are together,” Ellen told the “12 Years a Slave” beauty.
Nyong’o replied, “Ah, but I thought Miley Cyrus broke us up. That was the last thing I heard.”
She said the original tabloid story was do “detailed” that even she had to question whether or not it was true. As previously noted, the New York Post’s Page Six reported a “romance blossoming” between the “Dallas Buyers Club” star and the Kenyan actress, and claimed they were spotted “huddled at a corner table together looking very close” at Manhattan’s Crosby Street Hotel.
“The two have stayed close together at the Golden Globes and other events leading up to the March 2 Oscars,” added the report. “They even appear side-by-side on the cover of Vanity Fair’s Hollywood issue with Julia Roberts and George Clooney.”
Soon after Lupita and Jared were linked, it was reported he has actually been seeing Miley Cyrus, and had been doing so for several weeks.
Nyong’o summed up her tabloid experience by saying of the rags, “I know that I’ve believed them in the past, so now I guess I can’t believe anything.”