Lupita Nyong’o Jokes About Jared Leto Hookup Rumors: “I Thought Miley Cyrus Broke Us Up”

By: Robert Kessler / February 21, 2014

While I continue to burn sage and light candles in hopes of creating a Jared Leto and Lupita Nyong’o relationship, it’s fairly clear that my skills as a shadkhin leave something to be desired. As a guest on Ellen, Nyong’o joked about the supposed relationship, saying “I thought Miley Cyrus broke us up, that was the last thing I heard,” referencing more recent rumors that Leto and Cyrus were engaging in adult sleepovers.

“You know it’s crazy because when I read these rumors, I mean they’re so detailed that even I start to question whether they’re true or not,” Nyong’o, who slammed onto the scene this fall with her Oscar-nominated performance in 12 Years a Slave, said. “I know that I believed them in the past so now I guess I can’t believe anything.”

Nyong’o also talked about her new role as a magazine covergirl, telling a story about buying a New York magazine while in an airport. “The other day I went to a Hudson News in an airport while I was in transit and I was like, ‘I need to see one of these,'” Nyong’o said. “And so I went and I saw the New York mag on the stand and I bought one and I was trying to be discreet but then the guy behind the counter was like ‘Oh my god, you look like her’ and I was like, ‘Yeah. Nevermind.'”

Okay but back to LuLeto. What have I got to do to make this happen?