Just a week shy from the release of “Black Panther”, a new report has emerged suggesting that the Marvel movie has sparked an off-screen romance.
According to the report published by MediaTakeOut, Michael B. Jordan and Lupita Nyong’o, who play Erik Killmonger and Nakia in the superhero flick, are currently dating.
Michael and Lupita have been seeing each other romantically, claimed the site, noting that it’s “not a rumor – it’s 100% FACTS.” Citing “one of our friends on the cast,” the gossip site said that “Michael always had a crush on Lupita and right around the time that we wrapped – he SHOT HIS SHOT.”
“It worked because they’re dating now,” the so-called insider continued, adding that the alleged new lovebirds “seem really into each other.”
Before being reported to be in a relationship with Lupita, Michael sparked hook-up rumor with a Latina woman named Ashlyn Castro after the two were caught in a video partying together. The rumor sent the internet into a frenzy, with some calling for black women to boycott the Marvel movie due to the actor “dating outside of his race.”
Just a week ago, Michael said that he’s “technically single.” Addressing his relationship status, the 30-year-old movie star explained to Entertainment Tonight when attending the Los Angeles premiere of “Black Panther” Monday night, January 29, “Technically I’m single. Dating but, you know, technically single.”