“Jared Leto, he’s still on speed dial, because we were on that [Oscar campaign] journey together and he’s so embracing of me,” the actress said. “There was an intimacy that grew from that, that goes beyond the dating rumors, beyond all that.”
All winners in acting categories Matthew McConaughey (l-r), Cate Blanchett, Lupita Nyong’o and Jared Leto pose in the press room of the 86th Academy Awards aka Oscars at Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles, California, on March 2, 2014
In 2014, Nyong’o and Leto were awarded Best Supporting Actress and Actor Oscars for their respective roles in 12 Years a Slave and Dallas Buyers Club.
During his acceptance speech at the Film Independent Spirit Awards in 2014, Leto did not deny the possibility of romance and shouted out Nyong’o, calling her his “future ex-wife.”
In October 2016, Lupita Nyong’o hit the green carpet at the 2016 ELLE Women In Hollywood Awards held at Four Seasons Hotel Los Angeles at Beverly Hills in Los Angeles.
In addition to being honored at the event, she is also one of their eight chosen cover models for the Elle November issue.
Lupita Nyong’o wore a dress from Duro Olowu, a Nigerian-born, London-based fashion designer
The then 33-year-old Kenyan-Mexican actress donned a sleeveless brocade embroidered belted midi dress custom made by Lagos-born, London-based designer, Duro Olowu.
Lupita Nyong’o accessorized with APM Monaco jewelry
Lupita styled the color-block number with a gold metallic clutch from Yliana Yepez, APM Monaco jewelry, and a pair of metallic Brian Atwood cross strap sandals.
Lupita Nyong’o donned a belted Duro Olowu jacquard trumpet dress
Lupita Nyong’o at the 2016 ELLE Women In Hollywood Awards held at Four Seasons Hotel Los Angeles at Beverly Hills in Los Angeles on October 24, 2016
Her ‘Alexis’ metallic leather sandals from Brian Atwood just sold out at Amazon. The heel measures approximately 95mm/ 4 inches.
Brian Atwood ‘Alexis’ Metallic Leather Almond-Toe Sandals, $750
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