A lot of people have been shipping Black Panther stars Michael B. Jordan and Lupita Nyong’o, but it looks like they are just friends and want to keep it that way! That being said, do not get your hopes up that they will end up together despite how much the two flirt with one another on social media.
They even ‘kissed’ at the Golden Globes, teasing the pair’s fans but apparently, they have no intention of becoming more than just really good friends and excellent co-workers.
One insider shared with HollywoodLife that they are too close in a platonic way to ruin it by starting something more.
‘Michael and Lupita are having fun with all the relationship rumors, but Michael especially loves being a single guy. He really loves having options. Lupita is a beautiful person to him, but they are way too good of friends to go any further.’
And that is not the only thing they don’t want to mess up by getting involved romantically.
The source explained that they are incredible collaborators too and ruining that would just be a tragedy!
‘He would love to act with her on many more occasions, so he wouldn’t want to ruin that by forming a relationship with the possibility of it going south. His friendship and work relationship is what is most important, and she shares his thoughts and is happy with just being friends.’
As you may know, both Lupita and Michael have denied the dating rumors before, making it very clear that they are just friends (Michael B. Jordan, via ET Online.)
So there you have it! The two are perfectly happy not starting a romance and respect and love each other a lot as friends and fellow actors.