Idris Elba Reportedly to Be Father Again

Idris Elba

According to a source, the 'Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom' actor is expecting a child with his make-up artist girlfriend Naiyana Garth.

Idris Elba and his girlfriend, make-up artist Naiyana Garth, reportedly are expecting their first child together. According to U.K.'s Daily Mirror, the pair who started dating in March are "thrilled" with the pregnancy.

"Idris and Naiyana are so in love and this is the icing on the cake for them," a source said. "They had been keeping it quiet as it's early in the pregnancy, but they've told family and friends and Naiyana is beginning to show. She is absolutely lovely and she's looking radiant. Her and Idris are a great couple and feel lucky to have found each other."

"Obviously Idris is a bit of a TV heartthrob so Naiyana is the envy of women across the country. But the truth is Idris is the one who really considers himself the lucky one. He's a great dad and she'll be a brilliant mum. They can't wait for their new arrival," the source explained.

The baby will be Elba's second child. The "Pacific Rim" star is already a father to an 11-year-old daughter Isan with his ex-wife Dormowa Sherman.

On November 7, Elba, Naomie Harris and two of Mandela's daughters Zindzi and Zenani attended a screening of "Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom" at the White House. During the event, President Obama talked about the actor's sex appeal.

"He told everyone in the screening room... 'Idris Elba couldn't sit down because all the ladies, all the ladies were all over him. Give him a break today, ladies. Give him a break,' " the actor told E! News' reporter Marc Malkin at the BAFTA LA Jaguar Britannia Awards at the Beverly Hilton Hotel. "I was sitting in the room with a massive head."

"Barack is really fond of Mr. Mandela so he was really thrilled to have us there to present our film and I felt very special about doing that," Elba added. "I'm still pinching myself. It still feels like a bit of a dream to be showing your film in the White House with the president."



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