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Joshua Jackson & Lupita Nyong’o Are Hollywood’s Newest Couple

A friends-to-lovers arc.
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There’s a new couple on our radar: Joshua Jackson and Lupita Nyong’o.

The two actors’ relationship status has been the subject of much speculation in recent months, but their most recent PDA-filled outing has fans convinced that they’re Hollywood’s newest couple.

Their union comes just months after Joshua and ex-wife Jodie Turner Smith called it quits on their four-year marriage. The former couple, who share daughter Juno Rose Diana Jackson, 3, filed for divorce in early October, citing irreconcilable differences as cause for the split. 

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Image: Getty

But as we know, Hollywood moves quickly, and new relationships are no exception, with Joshua, 45, and Lupita, 40, appearing to take their relationship from platonic to romantic over the weekend.

How did we get here? Below, a complete timeline of Joshua Jackson and Lupita Nyong’o’s blossoming romance.

October 18, 2023

Just two weeks after announcing his divorce from Jodie, Joshua was spotted by TMZ with Lupita at a Janelle Monae concert in Inglewood, California. The duo were accompanied by a group of friends and, at the time, the outing was believed to be nothing more than platonic.

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Lupita Nyong’o. Image: Getty

Earlier that same day however, Lupita took to Instagram to confirm her split from musician and sports commentator Selema Masekela, after nearly a year together.

“I find myself in a season of heartbreak because of a love suddenly and devastatingly extinguished by deception,” she wrote to Instagram.

“I am reminded that the magnitude of the pain I am feeling is equal to the measure of my capacity for love. And so, I am choosing to face the pain, cultivating the courage to meet my life exactly as it is, and trusting that this too shall pass.”

December 5, 2023

Nearly two months after their first sighting together, Joshua and Lupita were spotted on a loved-up errands run in Joshua Tree, California.

The pair looked comfortable with each other as they walked hand-in-hand, chatting as they went. They both cut a casual figure for the occassion, with Lupita donning a T-shirt that read ‘It’s Okay To Cry’ and a neon green beanie, and Joshua in loose courduroy pants and a white shirt.

While neither Joshua nor Lupita have commented publically on the rumours, if these new photos are anything to go buy, we expect to see a lot more of these two in the near future.

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