Title: Idris Elba Confirms He's Having a Baby, Reveals Father's Death
Sorry ladies, Idris Elba is officially off the market. During an appearance on Oprah's Next Chapter tonight, the Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom star revealed that London-based makeup artist Naiyana Garth is indeed expecting his baby.
"My girlfriend's having a baby, yes," he told Oprah.
Elba made his first public appearance with a pregnant Garth at the Harper's Bazaar Women of the Year Awards in London last month. This would be his second child. He also has an 11-year-old daughter named Isan.
The 41-year-old actor also revealed that he found out he was having a baby soon after his father's death. Winston Elba died in September after a battle with lung cancer. Elba recalled his West African family's shock at the cancer diagnosis. "Africans don't think cancer is something that happens to us," he said. It's only been three months and Elba says he has hardly give himself time to grieve and hasn't quite accepted his father's death. Credit: Essence
Paulina says: What an incredible man!!!!! Idris Elba lost his beloved father this September, then his friend, actor Paul Walker -and then African Icon Nelson Mandela..........and has remained sooo gracious... Still, God is Good.....we are thankful that he has a baby on the way with beautiful London-based make-up artist Naiyana Garth -Amen..
I think that sometimes Life is like this...... but the amazing thing is..... everything always turns out OK, not always as we thought it would, but as it should -because there is a bigger picture -being painted.. To Idris & Naiyana congratulations on the news of your baby, and our heartfelt condolences for your father's death.....