Jared Leto jokes that he’s dating June Squibb

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Jared Leto was among the prettiest coiffed on Sunday’s red carpet.

Are Jared Leto and Lupita Nyong’o dating or what? The two Best Supporting Oscar winners are rumored to be supporting each other, if you know what I mean, though I’m not sure that I know.

The stunning “12 Years a Slave” actress weakly denied the gossip on “Ellen” last week. “You know, it’s crazy ’cause when I read these rumors, they’re so detailed that even I start to question whether they’re true or not,” Nyong’o said. “I know I’ve believed them in the past and now I guess I can’t believe anything.”

Her rumored paramour, on the other hand, who won for his role as a transgender AIDS victim in “Dallas Buyers Club,” announced last night to E!‘s Ryan Seacrest that, yes, he’s dating a Best Supporting Actress nominee, but not Nyong’o: 84-year-old June Squibb.

“Let’s put the rumors to rest,” he joked with “Nebraska” star Squibb. “We are indeed dating and it’s great.”

He added, “I’ve been having fun. I hope she is, too.”

Cute, but Leto should know that I am basically taking all this jokey denial as confirmation that he and Nyong’o really are together. If they’re not, they should be. They should at least make their Oscars kiss.



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