"My mama about to make me have to fight somebody she looking so pretty,” the Black Panther star wrote on Instagram

By Dana Rose Falcone
February 24, 2019 08:22 PM
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Michael B. Jordan put dating rumors to rest when he showed up on the 2019 Oscars red carpet with the most important woman in his life: his mom Donna.

“My mama about to make me have to fight somebody she looking so pretty,” the actor captioned a photo on Instagram with his mother on Sunday, adding three red heart emojis, and the hashtags, “#Oscars2019,” “#PopsIGotYou” and “#DateNight.”

“You know what it is,” the Creed star said in a video of he and his mom riding in the car to the Oscars on his Instagram Story.

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Michael, 32, asked Donna to the awards show during Oprah’s SuperSoul Conversations from Times Square earlier this month.

“I don’t know yet,” he said when Oprah Winfrey asked who he’d be bringing to Hollywood’s biggest night. “I think like this is the perfect moment. Mom, you wanna go with me? I haven’t even talked about it … Mom you wanna go? Done. There it is.”

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Michael’s superhero film Black Panther is up for Best Picture, and also received recognition in the sound mixing, sound editing, costume design, production design and original score categories.

“I think if you’re in our industry obviously being able to get nominated for an Oscar is on the list of things that you want,” he continued to Winfrey, 65. “It would be amazing to grab that. I think with this movie in particular, with the cast that we have and the impact it’s made culturally, it’s already won. It won for the kids, box office, what it’s doing to the industry as far as how people are thinking about films moving forward, especially people of color. It won so now this is like the icing on the cake.”

The action star added, “We’re really happy and excited that we’ve come this far.”

The 91st Academy Awards are broadcasting live from Los Angeles on Sunday, Feb. 24 at 8:00 p.m. ET/5:00 p.m. PT on ABC.