Lupita Nyong’o Jokes About Jared Leto Dating Rumors On “Ellen”

Lupita Nyong’o is on today’s episode of “Ellen,” and in this already released clip, the “12 Years a Slave” actress addresses rumors that she’s dating fellow Oscar nominee Jared Leto. “You’re actually in tabloids which means you’ve really made it,” says Ellen. “Because there’s rumors that you and Jared Leto are together.”

“Ah, but I thought Miley Cyrus broke us up. That was the last thing I heard,” Lupita joked, referencing another recent rumor that Leto was actually hooking up with Miley Cyrus.

I see what you did there, Lupita! Without confirming or denying the rumors, she instead deflected them onto someone else. Well done. Lupita is getting good at this whole fame thing, which should come in handy when she (hopefully) wins the Academy Award and her career gets even bigger. Anyway, I’m still shipping LuLeto. He’s never eye-banged Miley Cyrus like this.