Top Stories

Lupita Nyong'o Jokes About Jared Leto Dating Rumors: I Heard Miley Cyrus Broke Us Up!

Lupita Nyong'o Jokes About Jared Leto Dating Rumors: I Heard Miley Cyrus Broke Us Up!

Lupita Nyong’o sits down for a chat with Ellen DeGeneres for The Ellen DeGeneres Show, airing today!

While on the show, the 30-year-old Oscar nominee joked about the Jared Leto dating rumors.

“But now, so you’re actually in tabloids which means you’ve really made it. Because there’s rumors that you and Jared Leto are together,” Ellen asked.

“Ah, but I thought Miley Cyrus broke us up. That was the last thing I heard,” Lupita quipped back about the recent dating rumors that surfaced between Jared and Miley. LOL! We love Lupita!

Watch the interview below, where Lupita also talks about being on magazine covers.

Lupita Nyong’o on ‘Ellen’

FYI: Lupita is wearing a Veronica Beard outfit, Bruno Magli shoes, Jamie Wolff earrings, and a Janis Savitt ring.

Just Jared on Facebook
lupita nyongo jokes jared leto dating rumors miley cyrus broke us up 01
lupita nyongo jokes jared leto dating rumors miley cyrus broke us up 02

Credit: Michael Rozman/ Warner Bros.
Posted to: Ellen DeGeneres, Lupita Nyong'o

JJ Links Around The Web

  • Donald Trump Jr packs on the PDA with new girlfriend Kimberly Guilfoyle on vacation in France - TMZ
  • Dove Cameron mourns the loss of her cat - Just Jared Jr
  • RHOA star Kenya Moore is showing off her growing baby bump - TooFab
  • Transgender artists praise Scarlett Johansson for leaving Rub & Tug role - The Hollywood Reporter
  • The cast of The Flash is sharing their super cute baby pics - Just Jared Jr
  • M


  • MrJeffery

    Lupita is such a delight.

  • Zooma

    She didn’t answer the question now did she? She totally deflected it

  • Cari

    She is so refreshing compared to so many empty headed “stars.”

  • leah

    I love her , not only is she beautiful but she is also funny and smart !

  • pink

    @Zooma: No she DID answer it and made it real clear that they are NOT dating.I get you want them together but she has officially denied it.

  • rebecca

    @pink: She didn’t deny anything.

  • Lupita fan

    @Zooma: You are correct! They may not be dating, but there’s definitely an attraction there. Whether they act on it, is to be seen.

  • Rachel

    She is so cute!. And I hope they are dating! That would be wicked

  • um

    Fabulous girl! who cares about the rumors? besides aren’t they both single? I hope they both just go on with their lives/careers and keep their private lives private.

  • Nineta

    Nah…. i don’t think they are dating…. she is 30 years old, she is a Yale graduate (so i hear) therefore she has brains and she is classy. We all know that Jared loves girls not over 22 years old, blond, models (mostly) brainless, trashy and without personality so that he can control them. She is way to good for him.

  • lovely

    I love how Lupita is so up to date to the minute with the latest Jared rumor! LOL He is very charismatic…and Lupita seems like a fun gal.
    Wishing them the best on Oscar night.

  • Queen L

    Lupita can do better than Jared. I do not think there was anything to the rumor in the first place.

  • Thank goodness!

    @pink: I don’t hate Jared Leto or dislike him, but he is not on Lupita’s level. Looking at her, I see class and refinement. Looking at him, I see a nice guy who probably lives life on the edge — drugging, partying and what not. Sorry folks, but the black woman DOES NOT have to take just ANY white man. Yea, some black females think they do (and plenty of white men think black women are supposed to put them on a pedestal), but those black women have low-self esteem or problems accepting who they are. There is nothing wrong with Lupita dating or marrying out of her race, but please, at least a man on her level, and a man who doesn’t act like he is better than her. In these relationships especially, people have to treat each other equally (have deep love AND respect). Those are the interracial relationships that are beautiful. I wouldn’t accept anything less.

  • darla

    Love ,Love,Love Lupita. she is a rarity in Hollywood standard of celebrity or actresses this days. She reminds me of a black Audrey Hepburn and Natalie Portman. I also love Jared Leto but when it comes to standards he is beneath her. I don’t think the likes of her will date someone who is allegedly infected with STD from dating a porn star called Tia Tequila. I could believe the rumor between him and Miley Cyrus though. LOL.

  • Lupita fan

    She’s very smart. There’s no denial. Something going but she’s keeping it private. Jared will have to bring it to get this one. There’s an attraction but will he be man enough to follow through.

  • thewaysheis

    @thank goodness, you’ve said it all. That was my thought when I heard the rumour!! Such a classy girl wouldn’t date that drug addict!! Nothing much nothing less.

  • E.

    @Thank goodness!: Just saying, Jared is straight edge + vegan. He lives a very healthy lifestyle. And most of the time he is working, so he has no time to party. It’s such a stereotype to think now that as he’s a rockstar + actor, he has a really crazy life that includes drugs and alcohol. Well, in his case, you’re wrong. :)

  • Don’t believe it all

    @E.: Exactly E!!! We has a society really needs to stop putting people in little boxes where WE think they belong. He’s probably healthier than every single person who posted and had something negative to say because of what they believe to be the truth.

  • You Don’t know her

    Don’t assume who Lupita will or won’t date. You do not know her personally nor do you know Jared either.

  • omg

    what snobbery on this thread? people being beneath and how come this conclusion? By looking at a man’s past dating history or profession? Jared is a vegetarian, does not do drink nor drugs. He’s a dedicated & driven artist in every sense of the word who lives for artistic expression. He’s extremely well spoken, easily giving the best acceptance speeches this awards season. Lupita, has chosen a career in the arts so she can easily connect with Jared’s creative spirit. Is that so hard to comprehend?

  • EJ

    I just adore her. She’s so good at these interviews too… “oh that’s so pretty” lol…she’s so pretty!

  • :)

    Not on Lupitas level???? Is this a joke. This girl is so far an IT-girl. She had one small role on a good movie. Why people are acting like she is too good for Jared. He is a worldwide star who earned his stardom through delivering continuously good work. Lupita had just ONE role, so far for the cinema.

  • QT

    @thewaysheis: These comments are beyond ridiculous! If you do not have basic common sense you should stay home and keep quiet. Drug addicts or anyone who lives the “rock ‘n roll” lifestyle do not have good skin, clear eyes, fit bodies, look 15 years younger than their actual age and definitely do not live highly productive lives (entrepreneur, actor, musician). He’s not “clean cut” (aka BORING) he’s an artist. I think the juxtaposition of their looks is really attractive and complementary. I think they are equally intelligent as they are equally articulate. His SAG speech was awesome, and throughout the awards season, whether respectfully dealing with an ignorant heckler or helping 84 June Squibb up the risers at the nominee luncheon, his responses to any situation shows that yes he too has “class”… which is a stupid term by the way.

  • QT

    @Nineta: We all “know”? I don’t think any of us “know” anything. We have opinions, some of base it on what unnamed sources say and some of us base it on what we see caught in videos or people who put their names behind what they say.

  • kirx

    well she considers him one of her ‘professional idol’ so I don’t think she think that he is not at her level.

  • Name

    It’s so obvious Lupita’s publicist was the one who started those rumors. She’s so desperate for the Oscar they probably think any publicity can help.

  • Jared

    The Emile/Taylor thing was PR. There r too many pics out there showing these two attraction. Plus Lupita very clever dodging of the dating question on Ellen. Hopefully she’s give him a chance and he’ll have to nerve to follow through.

  • Ugonna Wosu

    @rebecca: she pretty much did. Does EVERYTHING have to be spelled out for you?

  • Alison


    I don’t think you’re wrong. There’s an attraction there. And she didn’t flat out deny it. I think something is brewing, they’re both private (we know Jared is). Jared really doesn’t have a type. His last gf was Latina. And he dated Scarlett Johanssen, Cameron Diaz. Even if he did have a wild period, that was a decade ago. Who knows if half the stuff about him is true. The only thing I call b.s. on is the Miley one. Her team pulled that one out. They didn’t expect page six to report someone saw him, Lupita having a dinner date at Fashion Week around the same time.

  • Alison


    Thank you! I’m tired of people steretyping this poor guy because he has long hair and does rock music. I know Jared is very private with his life, but many would be surprised he is not a druggie. He is straight edge, doesn’t drink and is vegan. That’s why the guy still looks like he’s in his twenties. He went to art school, owns three businesses including an e-commerce one. He’s not Justin Bieber. He is vastly intelligent. And he WOULD be on Lupita’s level, she on his. He’s 42, maybe he wants to find a woman on a different plane than he has dated in the past. In recent interviews, he said he wants to leave the past in the past. Too bad no one lets him.

  • Give us a Break!

    @Alison: You females are off your rockers! Let me guess who would like to see Lupita with someone like Leto: mostly dark-skinned black women who luv white guys. It’s true, many of you will take anything as long as the race is Caucasian. We’ve seen lots of seemingly decent black women dating long-haired, druggie LOSERS — many who won’t even hold down a job. Disgusting! You see it every day. Change Leto’s race to black and what would you say then? If you did that, people would be so disappointed saying stuff like “Ugh! Lupita, you can do better!” We know you would be saying that. No one said Jared is a low life, but come on, he is not like Lupita and it is obvious. He has an attractiveness, but he is scraggly. He is certainly NOT elegant. He is not like Lupita. She should be with a white man like Brad Pitt OR better yet, someone with the character and class of Tom Hanks or Daniel Day Lewis.

  • Jade

    For whatever reason, Lupita didn’t deny it. I think she was talking about the Miley rumors when she said that now she can’t believe anything- because her part in the story was true- she was spotted at dinner with him in NY. How exactly would she know if the Miley was false? Did Jared tell her?

  • Any yes,

    @Alison: It’s simply true that Lupita and Leto DO NOT MATCH. Can’t even picture them physically as a couple. Some of this is your fantasy. He’s the kind of guy you wouldn’t mind dating. Fine for you.

  • Ashstar

    ared Leto is well spoken and brilliant. He may not be your type, but don’t exaggerate and make up shiiit based on your own prejudices.

    Lupita went to Yale for drama (not for math or science). You’d be suprise how many basic rich foliks goes to this school.

    Jared Leto is an eccentric, and I’ll take that over generic Brad Pitt anyday.

  • it’s our opinion

    @Ashstar: Brilliant? Why is he so brilliant? In truth, he’s just popular—– right now. You are probably (most likely) a “dark-skinned” black woman (they are most apt to do this, as they tend to have more skin color insecurities) who love white men. Class has little to do with it. The more different he is from YOU, the better. Because you tend to believe that no matter how artsy, odd or eccentric the white guy is, you are still dating “up.” But like we said, change his race to black, and you wouldn’t be interested at all. You can all others racist, but you are ALSO racist. You do not see everyone as equal. I know a decent black woman who married a white man who had been in prison. He did a serious crime. But because it wasn’t murder and physically he was “cute,” she ran for it like he was her only “shot” at getting a cute white man. What a laugh! You say that about Brad Pitt, but if a guy like Pitt came your way and was “truly” interested in you, you’d go for it, no doubt. Problem is, white men like Pitt generally don’t date black women. Pitt only did it once — a long time ago — and never has since. He would have never married Robin Givens (or got close to it), but he was able to get into her breeches.

  • it’s our opinion

    Also, you are likely a black woman and you are in love with Leto. So, of course you would like to believe in the fairytale that Lupita and Leto would make a great couple. You are projecting. He’s the kind of white man you desire too.

  • Lupita is not above Jared

    @it’s our opinion: And why is Lupita so brilliant? Huh, you just saw her in ONE movie where she played as a supporting act. And to say Jared is just popular now, thats such a lie he is in the scene since decades. No, no, no LUPITA IS JUST POPULAR. She is just the new IT-girl like a lot of her before. Even in magazines they call her the new IT-girl. Because so far she has not much more to offer. She still needs to prove herself to the audience. Dont put somebody like Lupita obove somebody like Jared, he did way more and achieved way more than Lupita. Lupita could only dream about such a long career as Jared has.

  • QT

    @it’s our opinion: you make absolutely no sense…. oh wait, you have a problem with black women and white men, ah now your ranting makes sense. If it makes you feel better, word is that he is in fact part black…. the part that is in his pants!!!!

  • bereal

    Jared Leto is one of the most intelligent guy you’ll ever come across to.I have met him and spoke to him, the guy knows about everything, from music business, to movie industry, to art, environment, geography, literature. He has a career of over 20 years, is not a new face that the media is shoving down our throats, unlike Lupita. Nothing against her but don’t put her on a pedestal above Jared because is the other way around

  • sorry, but

    @QT: Whatever! You can make all the EXCUSES you want to because you are a black female who has a huge crush on Leto. We have our opinions too. I don’t want to take anything away from Leto, but we still say he is not on her level. I think if he gets with her at all, it’s for his own selfish purposes. He’s not looking for a wife or anything SERIOUS in Lupita. Just a good time, because she is attractive and there is a buzz about her right now. Lots of men in Hollywood do stuff like that. She should not waste her time with him. Period!

  • sorry, but

    @bereal: That’s what YOU say. Oh well! You’ve met him. Big Deal! Tell yourself all that to justify your crush.

  • Louanne


    I agree with you. These comments… she is at higher level than him and she studied in Yale, blah blah, or judgments about his dating history show that these people have not lived much outside of their little bubbles.

    Jared might have had experimented many things in his life, but his interviews show a determined, creative, and workaholic man who’s worried about being healthy. She’s studied for her art. They have things in common. And his dating history doesn’t define him. Human beings can life different life phases. He’s a bit egocentric, yes (maybe he has reasons to be), but that doesn’t mean he doesn’t genuinely care for and respect some people.

    Prejudice, easy judgments and generalizations are simplistic assumptions.

  • norway

    I agree it appears jared has grown over the years. I also see why the two are attracted to each other. While from the looks of things Jared has had a “type” in the past but as the saying goes “the heart wants what the heart wants”. He does not come across as someone who would give a damn about what anyone thinks about his choices. He has known about the Lupita rumors and it hasn’t stopped him from tracking her down and being photographed with her at events and allegelly taking her to dinner.Also I think it so sweet he’s bring his mom and brother to the oscars. Wonder who Lupita’s bringing.