Lupita Nyong’o breaks up with 50-year-old South African lover: “No longer trust him”

US-based Kenyan actress Lupita Nyong'o has officially ended her year-long relationship with Selema Masekala, the 52-year-old son of the late South African jazz composer, Hugh Masekala.

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Lupita Nyong’o, aged 40, took to her Instagram on Thursday to share the news, explaining that trust had been irreparably broken.

Lupita’s announcement was candid:

“In this world filled with more pressing concerns, my heart goes out to those in deep suffering. Nonetheless, I find it necessary to reveal a personal truth and sever my connection with someone I can no longer trust,” Photo: Lupita Nyong’o /Facebook.

She stated on Instagram.

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Heartbroken Lupita

She opened up about her heartache, admitting that love was abruptly extinguished by deceit.

Lupita acknowledged that a part of her preferred to keep the breakup private until the pain subsided.

However, she emphasized that sharing her experience and facing the pain head-on could inspire others going through similar heartbreak.

“I’m choosing to confront this pain, muster the courage to accept my life as it is, and trust that this, too, shall pass,” photo: Lupita Nyong’o/Facebook.

“They say a tender heart is the birthplace of fearlessness. I hope that’s true.

I’m sharing this to keep it real, in the hope that my experience may be of help to others grappling with heartbreak.”

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Lupita had previously been very private about her personal life, choosing to focus on her work and family.

It’s worth noting this was Lupita’s first publicised romantic affair.

She has previously never shown off anyone she is dating like she did the 50-yer-old South African

However, in December 2022, she publicly confirmed her relationship with Selema by sharing a video of them participating in the ‘Click challenge,’ a trending Instagram activity involving outfit changes.

In embracing her pain, Lupita offers a powerful message:

facing heartbreak can lead to wisdom, and escaping it may mean missing valuable life lessons.

Lupita’s said openness serves as a reminder that, no matter the circumstances.

We should confront our pain rather than spread it, ultimately fostering resilience and fearlessness.

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