• Are Janelle Monáe and Lupita Nyong'o dating? (Getty Images)
"I’ve never seen anything excite and unify queers quite like this news."
By
Samuel Leighton-Dore

13 May 2019 - 9:57 AM  UPDATED 13 May 2019 - 9:57 AM

Are Janelle Monáe and Lupita Nyong'o dating?

Twitter seems to think so - and it's making people emotional.

The high-profile pair first raised some eyebrows at the Met Gala after party, with photos and video emerging from the event suggesting the duo were pretty comfortable in each other's presence.

These fiery observations were fanned further by speculation that Monáe and partner Tessa Thompson had broken up, with eagle-eyed fans noticing that Monáe had recently unfollowed Brie Larson - Thompson's Avengers co-star - on Instagram.

Escándalo!

Needless to say, the rumour mill has well and truly kicked into gear, with some believing that Thompson and Larson have also started a new relationship.

While the jury is still out, to quote one Twitter user: "I cannot express just how gay I am for the Janelle/Lupita/Brie/Tessa romantic rhombus."

RECOMMENDED
Janelle Monáe dedicates Grammy noms to trans community
"We have not arrived, we have a lot more work to do."
Janelle Monáe to star opposite Alicia Vikander in Gloria Steinem biopic
Janelle Monáe is set to play Dorothy Pitman Hughes in the film, which also stars Julianne Moore.
Janelle Monáe dedicates Grammy nomination to black queer community
Other queer women to be nominated include Brandi Carlile, SZA, Meshell Ndegeocello, Teddy Geiger, Lady Gaga and St. Vincent.