Leto hot for Lupita?

Lupita Nyong'o and Jared Leto

Jared Leto and Lupita Nyong’o have sparked romance rumors.

The two stars are believed to have grown close during awards season. Lupita, 30, has been nominated for several best supporting actress gongs for her role in 12 Years a Slave, including the Academy Award. Jared, 42, has stunned with his portrayal of transgender AIDS sufferer Rayon in Dallas Buyers Club, which has earned his a best supporting actor Oscar nod.

The pair have been seen together at several ceremonies, including January’s Critics’ Choice Awards, and it now seems love is blossoming.

They have been seen at some New York Fashion Week events over the last few days and on Wednesday were spotted looking intimate at Crosby Street Hotel.

“They were huddled at a corner table together looking very close,” a source told New York Post.

It’s thought Lupita was staying at the establishment as she was in town to watch Calvin Klein’s presentation at the bi-annual style event yesterday.

Jared and Lupita sparked speculation they were more than just friends after they wouldn’t leave each other’s sides at the Golden Globe Awards last month. Vanity Fair’s Hollywood Issue featured many of awards season’s leading lights on the cover recently, with the two posing right next to each other.

Lupita is the latest in a long line of stars to be linked to Jared. Last month it was claimed it was flirting with 24-year-old country musician Taylor Swift at an awards after-party and it’s also been rumored that he asked a friend to get some models’ phone numbers for him during Fashion Week.

Neither Lupita nor Jared’s representatives have commented on the report.

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