Lupita Nyong'o reveals she is adjusting to her 'new reality' after her 'life ... trends now
While attempting to mend her broken heart, after the recent end of her year-long relationship, the 40-year-old actress said her longtime pal, Palmer Hefferan, flew to be by her side to help her 'through the hardest days' of her breakup.
'Palmer is the kind of friend that I can count on through thick and very thin. We don’t have to talk every day, but when we do, we pick up exactly where we left off, like no time at all has passed,' she captioned a slideshow of snaps of them through the years.
She continued: 'We were roommates in drama school and though we grew up in such different places (Kenya and Florida), we found a kindred spirit in each other, especially in the kitchen! We defied college norms and bought groceries together, we cooked for each other and carried the extra weight when one of us was too swamped with school work to do their fair share around the house.'
Mending her broken heart: Lupita Nyong'o revealed she has been leaning on one of her closest friends as she adjusts to her 'new reality' following her painful split from Selema Masekela
'Recently, when my life was turned upside-down from heartbreak, Palmer flew in swiftly to be by my side and help me through the hardest days as I adjusted to my new reality,' the Academy Award winner raved of her friend. 'She made me delicious meals, she found me therapeutic activities to get my mind off things, she cried with me and made me laugh until I cried a more joyful kind of tear.'
Nyong'o praised Hefferan for her support and giving her the 'biggest gift' she has ever received, her 'first pet, Yoyo.'
'Now every time I look at him and cuddle with him, I am reminded of the selfless love my sister from another mister showed me,' she said of her beloved rescue cat.
The Black Panther: Wakanda Forever star went on to say that she 'will never be able to pay' her friend 'back for the kindness she has shown' her.
'The beauty of the friendship is that it is never about evening the score! But I have every intention to try… Thank you truly, deeply, P! (Did I mention that she is also a kick-ass Tony Award nominated sound designer?' Nyong'o concluded.
Last month, Nyong'o announced she and Masekela called it quits detailed her vast pain and determination to 'run into the shadows' in