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Are ‘Black Panther’ stars Michael B. Jordan and Lupita Nyong’o dating?

Are 'Black Panther' stars Michael B. Jordan and Lupita Nyong'o dating?
Photo source: Snapchat – LupitaNyongo

The specter of a Michael B. Jordan and Lupita Nyong’o romance has pop culture observers dizzy over its possibility.

The off-screen sparks between the Black Panther co-stars just smolders far too hot for the folks who have seen the pair up close and in person, as and Elle magazine write, with the latter publication stating that “Elon Musk could fuel his next space car with the power of their mega-watt smiles coming into joyous collision.”

Lupita Nyong’o and Michael B. Jordan are receiving rave reviews for their roles in Black Panther, yet folks are paying more attention to their obvious and charismatic chemistry off-screen.

Are 'Black Panther' stars Michael B. Jordan and Lupita Nyong'o dating?
Photo source: Instagram – @LupitaNyongo

About a month ago, folks were trying to open up and dissect Jordan’s private life like a medical school frog. Despite the fact the Creed star initially said he was “technically single,” he later backtracked on his proclamation to admit that he’s dating a woman named Ashlyn Castro, according to

Nyong’o is very private about her love life — even though the paparazzi linked her to GQ fashion editor Mobolaji Dawodu. When the subject of her romantic life was broached in Vogue‘s January issue, Nyongo’o was classy in her evasiveness.

Are 'Black Panther' stars Michael B. Jordan and Lupita Nyong'o dating?
Photo source: Instagram – @LupitaNyongo

“You can ask, but you definitely won’t get an answer. There have been rumors and rumors and rumors about my love life. That’s the one area that I really like to hold close to my heart,” she said.

The rumor mill went from third to fifth gear when they were spotted at a Marvel Studios event and Jordan lifted Nyong’o into her seat onstage and she planted a kiss on him, as you can see below, according to Marvel Entertainment.

The speculation ratcheted up even higher when Nyong’o delivered this heartfelt message to Jordan on her Instagram page:

“Imitation is the best form of flattery: @michaelbjordan, I admire your focus, your ferocity, your vulnerability and even your struggle to accept compliments. You work harder than you show, and you give us a window into your beautiful soul. Happy Birthday, from someone who loves you! And congratulations on the awesome @britishgq cover! #CoverCosplay.”

Check out the folks who feel — or better yet, are trying to bring into existence a Jordan-Nyong’o power pairing.

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