Lupita Nyong'o 'Proud' Of Brother's Epic Oscars Photobomb

Peter Nyong'o and Lupita Nyong'o Peter Nyong'o and Lupita Nyong'o

When Oscars host Ellen orchestrated the now-famous star-studded selfie during Sunday’s show (the most reTweeted post ever!), Lupita’s brother, Peter Nyong’o, seized the opportunity for photo stardom and the Oscar-winning actress couldn’t be more proud.

“This here is my opportunistic brother,” the “12 Years A Slave” star told Access Hollywood’s Shaun Robinson after the Oscars at the Governors Ball.

“I saw the opportunity, and I was like, ‘I’m not passing up on this, this is a selfie with Ellen DeGeneres… and everyone else!’” Peter explained.

“And everyone else,” Lupita added in.

Jokes aside, the actress was glad her brother jumped in the shot.

“[Ellen] didn’t say who could get in the selfie, and yes, I’m proud of him for taking the moment…he’s made history!” Lupita said.

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And how is Peter feeling about his sister following her big win for Best Supporting Actress?

“I mean even before everything she’s always been a star, so like this is just extra bonus points,” Peter beamed.

As of Monday morning, Ellen’s selfie has been reTweeted 2.7 million times!

-- Jesse Spero

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