Could this be true? In what might be the most celebrated bit of celebrity gossip, Lupita Nyong’o and singer Janelle Monáe have social media alight with rumors they might be dating.
Eagle-eyed followers have connected all the circumstantial dots and surmised that the women might be more than friends after Monáe ditched rumored ex-girlfriend Tessa Thompson at the 2019 Met Gala.
Unconfirmed reports say Monáe and Thompson appeared to be avoiding each other at the giant fashion event.
To push the subject further, both women were seen dancing with each other at the after party according to New Now Next.
Though Nyong’o has never publicly identified as LGBTQ, Monáe famously came out as queer or pansexual in a Rolling Stone interview from 2018. The jury is still out and time will tell if at all there is anything going on between the two.
Perhaps this rumor mill is powered solely by wishful thinking as many have embraced the possibility of this power couple.
Nyong’o will next appear in the winter blockbuster Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker, while Monáe continues to work on her music and voices the character Mandy in the upcoming animated film UglyDolls