By Steve Osaka
Celebrated Actress Lupita Nyong’o has ended a long-term speculation from her followers, finally revealing the love of her life.
The 12 years A Slave Star sent a warming birthday message through her social media to long term friend Saheem Ali.
She stated that she met Saheem when she was 14 years while starring as Juliet in a production of the famous Shakespeare play, Romeo and Juliet at Phoenix Players theater in Nairobi.
Joining Saheem in celebrating his birthday, she said she was grateful for the time and talent she shared with Saheem noting that her love for him was growing stronger with each passing year.
“I met Saheem Ali 24 years ago and with each passing year, I love him more and more. Today is his birthday and I am belting out a song of gratitude that we get to share our lives and our talents together.When i was 14 he was Mercutio to my Juliet” Wrote Lupita.
After 24 years, the two are still working together now on Romeo Julieta which premiered on the 18th of March 2020 with Saheem as the director and Lupita as Julieta.
The high-flying Actress has affirmed that Saheem is not only just a friend but also a confidante, ideal snuggle and travel buddy.
“Now, 24 years later, we are back at it again with him as my director in #RomeoYJulieta with the Public Theater. But more than that he is my confidante, ideal snuggle and travel buddy, my gentle and protective comforter. May our paths continue to intertwine. Happy Birthday to you Saheem,” added the Star.
Lupita has managed to keep her relationship under wraps and one time she was linked to Somali born Canadian Rapper K’Naan.
Netizens were quick to join in on the new turn of events with some telling the Actress to own up and declare Saheem as his life partner.
“Lupita you confuse us with too much English… Just tell us he is the main man in your life… mbu intertwine.Mara my buddy… all that English you’ve spoken can be summarized in one or word at least.. Happy birthday Shem,” wrote Lilian Kaluba.
“We will impose some good dowry price on him, he got a rare jewel, the cute smile is never enough, Happy birthday to the luckiest man on the planet earth” Wrote Samuel Lemarpe Ole.