Black Panther star Lupita Nyong’o isn’t immune to heartbreak, but according to an Instagram post she shared this week, she hopes her pain can help someone else in the long run.
In an all-text carousel Thursday, Nyong’o began by acknowledging that “there are much more important things going on in the world right now, and my thoughts are with those who are deeply suffering.” She went on to share that she’s “in a season of heartbreak because of a love suddenly and devastatingly extinguished by deception.”
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“I am reminded that the magnitude of the pain I am feeling is equal to the measure of my capacity for love,” she wrote. “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. I hope it’s true.”
Though Nyong’o didn’t name names specifically, or go into detail about how her trust had been broken by the unnamed party, she has been linked to TV host and journalist Selema Masekela for about a year. In December 2022, in a since-deleted Instagram post, she shared a video of the two captioned “We just click! @selema #thisismylove #nuffsaid.”
True to her word, however, the Oscar winner isn’t letting heartbreak keep her inside: She was spotted out at a Janelle Monáe concert in Los Angeles Wednesday, with a group that included Joshua Jackson, whose pending divorce from wife Jodie Turner-Smith also recently made headlines.
Nyong’o wrote in her post that she was sharing the update on her romantic life “to keep it 💯, 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.”
Representatives for Lupita Nyong’o did not immediately return Vanity Fair‘s for comment.