Lupita Nyong’o has opened up about finding comfort from her fans in the wake of her split from boyfriend Selema Masekela.
The Us actress , after around a year of dating.
Taking to Instagram, the 40-year-old thanked those who has reached out following the news, after she was flooded with supportive comments online.
‘Thank you for all the kindness I have received from sharing my heartbreak news,’ she wrote on her Instagram story, via .
‘The words of encouragement mean more to me than I anticipated. They are a balm.’
In a second post, the Black Panther icon added: ‘And it feels comforting to have a little corner online for the romantically heartbroken to gather.’
Lupita has made sure to keep her love life firmly behind closed doors, but on social media last year.
Many were thrown for a loop when she decided to switch things up in December, posting a video to unveil her boyfriend in a sweet video, which has since been removed.
Alongside the brief clip, showing the pair dancing together while modelling a range of matching outfits, she penned: ‘We just click! @selema #thisismylove #nuffsaid [sic].’
Her former beau added: ‘Hearts are synched. My whole and actual love @lupitanyongo #outkickedthecoverage.’
Last Thursday, Lupita posted a lengthy statement to share that they had gone their separate ways, suggesting that ‘trust’ had been lost.
‘There are much more important things going on in the world right now, and my thoughts are with those who are deeply suffering,’ the Oscar-winner began.
‘At this moment, it is necessary for me to share a personal truth and publicly dissociate myself from someone I can no longer trust…
‘I find myself in a season of heartbreak because of a love suddenly and devastatingly extinguished by deception. I am tempted to run into the shadows and hide, only to return to the light when I have regained my strength enough for me to say, “Whatever, my life is better this way.”
‘But 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.’
‘The promise, they say, is that a tender heart is what gives birth to fearlessness,’ she continued. ‘I hope it’s true…
‘I share this to keep it [100%], and hoping that the knowledge of my experience might be useful to someone else out there experiencing the grip of heartbreak who is poised to try and escape from the pain and miss out on the wisdom that comes from it. #Breakup.
‘Let’s face our pain so we don’t spread it.’