They say the truth is stranger than fiction, but what do “they” say when fiction is so freakin’ believable that a person starts to believe rumors about themselves? Because that’s what’s happening to Academy Award nominee Lupita Nyong’o.
The 12 Years a Slave actress stopped by The Ellen Degeneres Show and joked about the rumors that she’s dating fellow Oscar nom, Jared Leto.
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“It’s crazy, ‘cause when I read these tumors, they’re so detailed that even I start to question whether they’re true or not,” she joked to funny lady Ellen DeGeneres.. “I know I’ve believed them in the past and now I guess I can’t believe anything.”
Throughout award show season, the pair have been seen hanging out frequently—making stops together at an after party for the Golden Globes, at New York Fashion Week and more.
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Lupita made it clear that there isn’t anything happening between her and Jared, adding that last she heard, “Miley Cyrus broke us up!”
While they aren’t romantically linked, the Dallas Buyers Club actor is a close friend—and one of her “professional idols.”
Still, Ellen reassured the 30-year-old beauty that being featured in magazines is a sign she’s made it—but it’s definitely something that takes getting used to.
“The other day I went to a Hudson News in an airport while I was, you know, in transit and I was like, ‘I need to see one,’” Lupita said. “I was trying to be discreet, but then the guy behind the counter was like, ‘Oh my god. You look like her!’”