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05th Mar 2014

Michael Fassbender Dating 12 Years A Slave Co-Star Lupita Nyong’o?!

This is the sound of millions of hearts breaking...

Rebecca McKnight

Rumour has it Michael Fassbender is dating his 12 Years A Slave co-star Lupita Nyong’o.

Apparently the two had a brief romance a while back but the actor now wants to prove that he’s serious about the Oscar winner.

A source told The Sun newspaper: “They have an incredible connection after the whirlwind of filming 12 Years A Slave and then promoting it together.

“In September during the Toronto Film Festival they had a brief romance. Now Michael is intent on showing how he wants to get serious again and made a point of brining his mum Adele to the Oscars rather than a date.”

Speaking previously about their on-set relationship, Lupita revealed: “Michael and I had a ritual that we never even really spoke about – we would make nice right before a scene, and then we’d make nice after a scene.

“Just looking into each other’s eyes, an embrace, a squeeze of the hands – that would button the scene. And at the end of the day when the director Steve McQueen said cut, we would go out and enjoy the freedom that these people we were playing has granted us.”

But while we reckon these two would make a very nice couple, we’re not getting ahead of ourselves just yet (mainly because we don’t want to accept that we can’t have him but also because she was also recently linked to Dallas Buyers Club star Jared Leto and we doubt she’s dating both).

12 years a slave

Michael and Lupita starred in 12 Years A Slave together.