Lupita Nyong’o, the star of ‘Black Panther: Wakanda Forever,’ poured out her love for her mother, Dorothy, on her birthday. The 40-year-old actress shared a carousel of cherished moments, offering a glimpse into their close mother-daughter bond and the valuable lessons learned from the matriarch.
The series of pictures captured various stages of their lives, from a shared smile while holding a pet carrier with a new cat to glamorous shots at premieres and heartwarming embraces during trips to Nairobi. Nyong’o expressed deep affection for her mother, calling her the closest friend and number one champion.
Reflecting on her mother’s journey from a baby to an adult, Nyong’o acknowledged that, like everyone else, her mother is still figuring things out. Despite this, Dorothy has imparted the wisdom of a love that transcends understanding. Nyong’o emphasized that her mother’s generous spirit has taught her the most rewarding pursuit is love.
In the post, Nyong’o shared a glimpse of her mother’s unwavering support over the years, attending premieres even for movies that she found challenging, like the 2019 film ‘Us.’ Nyong’o revealed that her mother, who dislikes scary movies, endured the experience with closed eyes and blocked ears, showcasing her unyielding support.
The heartfelt tribute concluded with Nyong’o expressing gratitude for her mother’s love and generous spirit, hoping to grow into half the woman her mother is.