All about Lupita Nyong’o’s marriage, husband and children

Who is Lupita Nyong’o?

Lupita Nyong’o is a Kenyan-Mexican actress, author, and filmmaker. She is well known for being the first East African actress to win an Oscar Award.

Lupita Nyong’o’s full name is Lupita Amondi Nyong’o. She was born on March 1, 1983, in Mexico City, Mexico. She is 39 years old as of April 2022. She was raised by her parents, Peter Anyang Nyong’o and Dorothy Ogada Buyu in Nairobi as the second of six children. Lupita is of Luo descent on both sides of her family and she holds dual citizenship from both Kenya and Mexico.

Lupita Nyong’o’s father, Peter Anyang’ Nyong’o is a popular Kenyan politician and author who assumed office as the Governor of Kisumu County on August 22, 2017. Her mother, Dorothy Nyong’o, is the First Lady of Kisumu County and the director of a communication services firm called 7th Sense Communications Limited, based in Nairobi, Kenya.

Lupita Nyong’o’s marriage and wedding

As of April 2022, Lupita Nyong’o is not married and does not have a husband. The actress has revealed she is currently being pressured by her mother to get married and start a family.

Lupita Nyong’o is known to share a good relationship with most Hollywood big stars and has often for this reason been a victim of rumoured affairs.

List of men Lupita Nyong’o is rumoured to have dated:

  • Chiwetel Ejiofor
  • Michael Fassbender
  • K’naan
  • Jared Leto
  • Mobolaji Dawodu
  • Michael .B. Jordan
  • Janelle Monae
  • Trevor Noah

Lupita Nyong’o and Chiwetel Ejiofor’s relationship

Rumours of Lupita Nyong’o dating her “12 Years A Slave” co-star, Chiwetel Ejiofor started spreading around 2013 – 2014, around the time of the movie’s release. However, there was never enough evidence to support the speculations that Lupita Nyong’o was ever romantically involved with Chiwetel Ejiofor. The two actors are known to be very good friends who share a great professional relationship.

Lupita Nyong’o and Chiwetel Ejiofor

Lupita Nyong’o and Michael Fassbender relationship

German-Irish actor and racing driver Michael Fassbender who was also a “12 Years A Slave” co-cast was also rumoured to be in a romantic relationship with Lupita Nyong’o around the time of the movie’s release, probably because of that one intense scene in the movie that earned both stars acclaim.

Lupita Nyong’o later revealed that she and Fassbender shared a “ritual” meaning they would look into each other’s eyes as an embrace to help them cope with the intensity of the scene they were working on.

According to reports, Michael Fassbender is currently married to his wife, Alicia Amanda Vikander who is a Swedish actress and their union is blessed with one child, Mark Fassbender.

Lupita Nyong’o and Michael Fassbender

Lupita Nyong’o and K’naan relationship

K’naan is the professional name of Keinan Abdi Warsame, a Somali-Canadian poet, rapper, songwriter, and instrumentalist. He was born on April 16, 1978, in Mogadishu, Somalia. He is 43 years old as of April 2022.

Of all Lupita Nyong’o’s rumoured affairs, her romance with K’naan appears to be the only one that was truly confirmed. Lupita Nyong’o and K’naan were spotted cuddling with each other at the Academy Awards ceremony in 2013. They dated for a year and were spotted together on many occasions. The couple reportedly broke up in 2014 for undisclosed reasons. It was alleged that it was Lupita Nyong’o that called off the relationship.

Lupita Nyong’o and K’naan

Lupita Nyong’o and Jared Leto relationship

Lupita Nyong’o and Jared Leto were rumoured to be an item after her breakup with K’naan in 2014. The rumours intensified when Jared Leto called Lupita his “future ex-wife” during his acceptance speech at the Film Independent Speech Awards in 2014. Reacting to the rumours, Lupita revealed that though they never dated, they had an intimacy that goes beyond the dating rumours.

Lupita Nyong’o and Jared Leto

Lupita Nyong’o and Mobolaji Dawodu

Mobolaji Dawodu is a Nigerian-American fashion stylist born in 1980. He is 42 years old as of April 2022. He served as the costume designer for the Disney film “Queen of Katwe” which Lupita featured.

According to the story, Lupita Nyong’o and Mobolaji Dawodu were introduced by a friend at a fashion event and allegedly started dating around June 2016. News of their relationship surfaced online when a friend of Mobolaji Dawodu reportedly leaked the news to the press.

According to information gathered by DNB Stories Africa, Mobolaji Dawodu confirmed they were dating, but Lupita Nyong’o never did. There were also subtle reports that Mobolaji Dawodu had connived with the person that leaked the news of his alleged romance with Lupita Nyong’o to the press in order to gain public attention.

Lupita Nyong’o and Mobolaji Dawodu

Lupita Nyong’o and Michael .B. Jordan relationship

Rumours of Lupita Nyong’o dating Michael B. Jordan started during the Black Panther tour and after the 2019 Golden Globes Award after their staged elevator make-out. The rumours were squashed when they both revealed that they had known each other for a long time and had this love and respect for each other as good friends.

As of April 2022, Michael B. Jordan is in a relationship with Lori Harvey, an American model and socialite.

Lupita Nyong’o and Michael B. Jordan

Lupita Nyong’o and Janelle Monae relationship

Lupita Nyong’o and pansexual rapper Janelle Monae met at the 2014 MET Gala and had an instant connection. They became very close friends which led to fans speculating that they were more than friends. They were spotted on an Instagram Live Video getting flirty while dancing. However, neither of them ever addressed the dating rumours. They both seemed to have enjoyed the media attention while it lasted.

Lupita Nyong’o and Janelle Monae

Lupita Nyong’o and Trevor Noah relationship

In 2019, there were speculations that Lupita Nyong’o was in a relationship with South African comedian and TV host, Trevor Noah. Lupita had earlier mentioned that Trevor Noah is her best friend and the two used to flaunt pictures of each other on social media and attaching sweet captions.

As of April 2022, Trevor Noah is in a relationship with his girlfriend, Minka Kelly, an American actress and model.

Lupita Nyong’o and Trevor Noah

Lupita Nyong’o’s children

As of the time of writing this article (April 2022), Lupita Nyong’o does not have children and has never given birth. The award-winning actress is more focused on her career and is probably waiting for the right time to start having kids.

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2 Comments on “All about Lupita Nyong’o’s marriage, husband and children”

  1. Please correct something in your post. The first African actress to win an Oscar is Charlize Theron not Lupita

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