Here's Why Michael B. Jordan Can't Stop Doing Pushups for Lupita Nyong'o

Exercise has never seemed more romantic.

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Michael B. Jordan, 31, and Lupita Nyong'o, 34, are both megastars in the blockbuster hit, Black Panther—a superhero movie that shattered box office records by grossing $427 million worldwide during its opening weekend. But the two are also not-so-low-key flirting all over social media, which has driven the Internet into overdrive.

Case in point: Lupita apparently made a bet with Michael, the details of which are unknown. What is clear is that he lost, and now Lupita has the right to demand he do push-ups whenever and wherever she wants. Which, like any sane woman, she does pretty often. Is this sexy or what?

The first time on-camera was when they were doing a Q&A at the Calvin Klein show and she suddenly interrupted an interview asking some boring question and coyly asked him to do one. He complied, of course, though not before swinging his arm over her shoulder and squeezing her to his perfectly chiseled chest in a way that was oh-so-adorable:

At the time, she wrote "3 more to go…" which leads us to believe that she won four pushups in total.

She cashed in what appears to be her second one a day ago when she surprised him in his dressing room (he was clothed, sadly). Please observe the way his face lights up when he sees her and how sincere he sounds as he says, "You look nice today. You look amazing!"

Also take note of how he wraps his entire body around her when he hugs her, how long he keeps her locked in his arms, and that cheeky little smile that he gives to the camera which says, "This girl is mine." Also, the way she cups his face in both of her hands. If these two are dating, they are not hiding it well, and if they're not, they need to start immediately!

For additional evidence, we present the fact that he responded to this video by tweeting, "Bring them chocolate cakes back. You ready for round 2? #youknowyouwantthis," and then promptly deleting it, as you do when you realize you overshot your shot a bit and made it a bit too obvious that you are head over heels for your crush.

Also, we can only hope that he loses another bet so we can watch her order him to do on-camera pushups forever. He gained 15 pounds of upper-body strength for the film (you can get more details of how he did that here), and we never get tired of watching him show off his skills.

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Diana Bruk
Diana is a senior editor who writes about sex and relationships, modern dating trends, and health and wellness. Read more
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