Lupita Nyong’o wasn’t able to attend her brother Peter Nyong’o’s wedding in the flesh due to coronavirus travel restrictions, so she did the next best thing.
The 37-year-old Us star revealed Thursday that she’d watched her little brother’s nuptials to Wanja Wohoro on her laptop from the comfort of her home.
She shared a photo of her viewing setup to Instagram, along with some sweet wedding photos from her brother’s wedding in Kenya.
Lupita had set her MacBook Pro up against her window, with a bit of the greenery poking through.
Peter (who also goes by Junior) beamed in the footage as he held hands with his bride.
He wore a golden yellow vest and a decorative front with fringe on the bottom, while his new wife wore a brilliant white sleeveless dress.
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Yup, he is off the market, folks! Sharing a moment of joy in my family’s life when my sweet, gentle, loving baby brother @juniornyongo made his declaration of love to his new bride @wanjawohoro this week. I still cannot believe I was not physically present, but thank God for technology! Welcome to the family, Wanja! #Repost @juniornyongo ・・・ @wanjawohoro, I will walk for miles to water your roots every single day until you are too tall and impossible for anyone to ignore. My strong steadfast Acacia. Ineffable in stature and beauty. The shade of your branches will always be my refuge. 📸 : @mwanikiweddings 👔 : @houseoftayo
‘Yup, he is off the market, folks! Sharing a moment of joy in my family’s life when my sweet, gentle, loving baby brother @juniornyongo made his declaration of love to his new bride @wanjawohoro this week,’ Lupita wrote.
‘I still cannot believe I was not physically present, but thank God for technology! Welcome to the family, Wanja!’
Wedding photos that the Black Panther actress posted showed Junior embracing his bride while affectionately nuzzling his face against her cheek.
In another shot, the couple held hands and walked down a lovely stone-paved path that was surrounded by vegetation.
Although the status of the coronavirus pandemic and traveling conditions might have dissuaded Lupita from trying to attend her brother’s wedding, she wouldn’t have been able to come regardless, as the country is currently blocking international travelers from entering.
An update from the US embassy in Nairobi, Kenya on Thursday that a suspension on international flights into the country wouldn’t be lifted until August 1.
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SOURCE: Daily Mail, Brian Marks