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Around this time last year, K. Michelle was dropping hints about a past fling (or relationship…or whatever) with Idris Elba. Slowly but surely, she divulged more and more before she eventually shared with the world that while working together on her Rebellious Soul hip-hopera for VH1, they were fooling around. That is until she realized that he was also seeing another woman who was having his son: girlfriend, Naiyana Garth. As she told Necole Bitchie last year:
“He told me about the baby that was about to be born. But he also told me that…you know, we always wanna listen to men, and we always want to make excuses for them in order not to pay attention and basically, I was like a glorified side-chick. And sometimes you don’t even know you’re the side-chick until you look back and say, ‘Damn b***h, I was the side-chick, got damn.’ But he had this baby, and he just wasn’t for the baby’s mother. And you know, he wasn’t about her. And he spent a lot of time with me for eight months. A lot of time with me, here in America. A lot of time was spent.”
After revealing that her second album, Anybody Wanna Buy A Heart, was basically all about him and the ups and downs of their time together, she went on a press tour about it. However, Elba remained mum about her claims. And to this day, he hasn’t acknowledged them or the singer. But K. Michelle is still singing about the Englishman as she prepares for her third album. In fact, she’s bashing him, Garth, and Elba’s musical aspirations. He was recently featured on a song with Nigerian musician D’Banj called “Confidential.” But K. Michelle isn’t feeling any of it:
I think we’ve all been there when it comes to putting ourselves out there for a man who wasn’t worth it. It sucks. But man, oh man, she is quite hurt. And it probably has a lot to do with the fact that while she’s put her heart and her feelings out there, he’s still acting like he doesn’t know her from Adam…
What do you think of her new song and her thoughts about her former flame?
Idris Elba has made it very clear in the past that he wants to keep his personal life private. If you’ll recall, this is what he told Angie Martinez about not liking the fact that people always want to know who he’s dating and what’s going on in his life aside from just his TV and film work.
“I mean listen, I really try to avoid it. You know what I mean? It’s part and parcel of being in the public eye I guess. People want to know your stuff. But for the most part, listen, nobody wanted to know anything about me when I was single. Okay? Soon as you get a girlfriend, everybody’s like ‘We want to know. Who is she? We found a photo! We found her Tweets.’ I’m private, I’d like to keep it that way.”
But I guess you could say that Elba has had a change of heart, because he’s been sharing some pretty adorable images of his infant son Winston with fans. Winston Elba was born back in April to the actor and his girlfriend, Naiyana Garth. The young’n is already a big fan of smiling, as Elba’s pictures, posted on his Instagram page, seem to show. Check out a few of the cute snaps of the little guy below (including one with big sister Isan) and let us know if you think Winston looks more like Idris or Ms. Garth.
Winston and the winning smile…Chuuuuuuuuuuuuuu
The little guy is starting to smile. Missing him while filming. View on Instagram
I Love the babies… View on Instagram
Oh, and because I have love for ya’ll, I had to share this video of Elba working out for an upcoming role, looking like a topless, sweaty bag of money. Thank me later!
Training for my next Film. Bastille Day. Grinding.
That’s my Boy…..! pic.twitter.com/lzBKIPyjNa
— Idris Elba (@idriselba) May 10, 2014
Last month, we reported that British born actor Idris Elba and his girlfriend Naiyana Garth welcomed a bouncing baby boy into the world. And there was this really adorable picture of the baby grasping his finger.
Well, today Idris shared something of a face shot of his adorable son Winston. We say a bit of face shot because Winston was in the middle of breastfeeding when this picture was taken. Over it, are the words, “I’ve been drinking. I’ve been drinking…Drunk in milk.” Obviously, play on Beyoncé’s “Drunk in Love”
He captioned the twit pic: “That’s my Boy……!”
And we peeped how Winston is flicking the camera off.
Over at Uptown Magazine, writer Lincoln Anthony Blades has some words for some folks on Twitter, who have been shaming Idris Elba for not putting a ring on the hand of girlfriend, Naiyana Garth, who just brought their son, Winston, into the world late last week.
“Marriage is not something anyone should consider entering into on a whim. In our modern Western society, marriage is not just a contract, as many of you pro-marriage people constantly state, it’s a lifelong covenant of love between two people who are emotionally, spiritually, and physically committed to each other. The idea that having a baby with someone should automatically supplant those necessities and result in emotional indentured servitude is ludicrous. If there is one thing I know about family structures, it’s that children are acutely aware of the health of their parents’ relationship. When a marriage is built from pressure or obligation, instead of passionate commitment, then one party is eventually going to become resentful. And when that relationship starts to decline, it will be the child who notices it more than anything else. Even worse, it will be that very same child who embodies the emotional dysfunction they witness, and it will mark how they carry on their own relationships. Truth be told, I think there is nothing better for a child than to grow up in a healthy family system with two loving and married parents, but I also believe there is nothing more damaging than seeing their parents struggling to live a bitter lie of love.
If in your perfect world, people would only have sex in relationships, conceive babies after marriage, and commit to one another long-term before deciding to build a family, that’s GREAT — but please understand that our world is far from perfect, which means that sometimes the best we can do is manage the situation we are in. I don’t know how Idris feels about Naiyana, but as long as he’s committed to being a loving and involved father, nothing more needs to be said on my (or your) part.”
I find Blades’ logic perfectly reasonable and basically accurate – although it could be legitimately argued that parenthood and child-rearing should require the same forethought and cautious consideration as marriage. But I actually find it hard to imagine a female celebrity having a baby with her boyfriend (à la Nia Long) and NOT inspiring tons of think pieces about the various messages she (and she alone) is sending to young girls about single parenthood. And if Elba had been a single mom, most of those analyses would be about how her motherhood had been a personal moral failure as well as a burden to society – as we all know that single motherhood is synonymous with crime, drugs, laziness and a number of social ills…
And yet, single fatherhood is on the rise here in the United States, representing about a quarter of all single-parent families. And just like single mothers, single fathers make less and are less likely to have a full-time job when compared to married dads. But unlike famous single moms, Elba largely gets to skirt around the questions – and even political implications – of how his decisions and behaviors might also be underscoring the decades-long decay of the black family – or even be a contributing factor to single motherhood itself.
I think a large part of this has to do with how we iconize single fathers in our culture. Mostly, they are painted as the martyrs of unfortunate relationships (be it by death, crack or through the evil wench leaving town with another man), which resulted in parenthood being thrust upon them. Matter of fact, I think that was the plot to Elba’s film, Daddy’s Little Girls, which is about a poor and gentle single dad of three girls, in a custody battle against the treacherous and manipulative mother of his daughters. In general (as well as real life), single dads are lovable, always gentle men and endearing. They get the benefit of the doubt, as well as the girl in the end, whereas the only thing society is really trying to give single moms is a side eye for being stupid…
Now I don’t say this with the expectation or hope that folks will go out and start begrudging every single father they see for ruining the community, including Elba. To the contrary, I think we should stop giving single parents, in general, a hard time, and understand that the only right way to be a parent is to actually be involved (emotionally, financially and physically) in the life of a child. Likewise, I’m certain Elba and Garth are going to do a splendid job as co-parents, which, by the way, is a category that normally gets pushed aside in the “single parent” discussion. With that aside, I do feel like we should also call out the double standard and overall gender biases in how we determine who gets to legitimately be a single parent. At some point, we have to even up the playing field or throw out the rulebook all together.
More baby news to share!
Idris Elba and his girlfriend, makeup artist Naiyana Garth, welcomed a healthy baby boy into the world yesterday, and his name is Winston Elba. The actor posted a picture of his newborn son grasping on to his finger and captioned it with “My Son Winston Elba was born yesterday..Truly Amazing :-)”
This news is heartwarming to hear, considering the fact that a while ago, Elba was led to believe by a woman he was seeing for a few years that she was pregnant with his son. He told the press and was super excited, only to find out later that he really wasn’t the father. He spoke about that emotional ordeal in GQ last year:
“It wasn’t immediately obvious—well, it was, because he didn’t look like me,” Elba says. “But it wasn’t immediately obvious what had gone down.
You know, the truth is—like, even admitting it, I’ll probably get laughed at for the rest of my life. But it is just tragic, and it happened.” He looks directly at me when he says this. “But I wasn’t knocked out. I stood right the f**k back up, and I ain’t aiming to take another punch in the face ever again. Do you understand what I’m saying? It happened to me. I moved on.”
Congratulations to Idris and his lady love on their blessing. This little guy is his second child. Elba has an 11-year-old daughter named Isan from his previous marriage.
Idris Elba walked the red carpet with is very pregnant girlfriend Naiyana Garth at the 71st Annual Golden Globes last night. Even though the British actor will always be our chocolate thunder, we must admit that the lovebirds looked stunning together.
The Mandela: Long Walk To Freedom star wore a dark blue Gucci tux. (We were kind of disappointed that didn’t wear one of those bow ties that he recently joked turned him on!) And his lovely lady graced the event in a mother-to-be glow and black gown by British maternity-wear designer Tiffany Rose.
This was our first formal introduction to Naiyana, who reportedly stared dating Elba last March. She tagged along with the him at Harper’s Bazaar Women of the Year awards in London last November, but she had yet to make a debut among the eye candy’s die-hard American fans.
So, who exactly is this woman? HB did some digging for you ladies! Click through the slides to find five facts about the potential new Mrs. Elba.
Read more on Idris Elba’s girlfriend on HelloBeautiful.com
Fret not all those viewers who were starting to wonder why Kerry Washington’s husband is never by her side at award shows. Though Nnamdi Asomugha didn’t walk alongside his expecting wife on the red carpet at the Golden Globes last night, we do know that he was in the building. Thanks to some photographer’s super sleuthing, this candid image of Kerry Washington introducing her hubby to “Fruitvale Station” star Melonie Diaz was caught on camera and, of course, we love it.
Last night was the first time Kerry Washington’s pregnancy was actually confirmed — thanks to the ever-growing baby bump she can no longer hide — and this photo is the first time we were able to see the proudly expectant mother and father. Kerry and Nnamdi weren’t the only expecting couple on the carpet though. Idris Elba also brought his new lady, Naiyan Garth, out to celebrate his “Luther” and “Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom” nominations with him and she looks like she’s even further along than Kerry.
So far neither couple has really acknowledged their pregnancies so we have no clue when they’re due, but trust that we’ll be watching for these baby bumps at the Oscar’s so we can make an educated guess on when these new bundles will enter the world.
After evading questions about his relationship status and whether or not his rumored girlfriend, Naiyana Garth, is pregnant with his baby, “Mandela: Long Walk To Freedom” actor Idris Elba has finally confirmed what most of us had already assumed to be true: he’s about to be a father again. The revelation came during Elba’s Sunday night appearance on Oprah’s Next Chapter.
Idris said that he is, in fact, expecting a child with Naiyana, who is a London-based makeup artist.
“My girlfriend’s having a baby, yes,” he confessed.
Speculation about Idris and Naiyana’s relationship and pregnancy began swirling last month after the two made an appearance together at the Harper’s Bazaar Women of the Year awards last month. Sadly, Idris also revealed that he found out he was going to be a father again shortly after he lost his father, Winston Elba, to lung cancer; a diagnosis which he says shocked his West African family.
“Africans don’t think cancer is something that happens to us,” he said.
This will be Idris’ second child. He also has an 11-year-old daughter named Isan. The sex of the baby has yet to be revealed. We imagine that this has to be a fairly bittersweet moment for the actor, who admits that he hasn’t really given himself time to mourn his father’s passing.
We send our prayers to Idris and his family.
Jazmine Denise is an entertainment and celebrity news blogger. Follow her on Twitter @jazminedenise.
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Ladies, ’tis a sad day for our far-fetched romantic fantasies concerning the chocolate wonder that is Idris Elba. After catching pictures of our favorite British actor out with the woman in the pic above, The Daily Mail is reporting that this is his new girlfriend.
The woman is Naiyana Garth, a London-based hair and makeup artist, and though the source of The Daily Mail’s speculation is The Daily Sun, the story looks rather convincing from pictures of the two at this week’s Harper’s Bazaar Women of the Year awards at Claridge’s Hotel in London. By the way, that’s Idris’s coat cloaked across his lady outside on the curb. Such a gentlemen…
Now on to the potentially scandalous part of all this. Naiyana is pregnant, and from the looks of it about three-four months or so. Depending on the uncorroborated sources, she and Idris have either been together for a few months or several, making the obvious question: Is Idris the father of her child?
We’ll have to wait until Idris decides to speak up on the matter because all we’ve ever gotten from Naiyana are a couple of tweets in October about being early on in her pregnancy and since then she’s left the Twitterverse — another sign she and Idris must be pretty serious.
As I close this post and reminiscence on Idrisa fantasies gone by, I’d like to leave all the other heartbroken women out there with these thoughts from Kevin Hart on being mad at celebrity men when they get boo’d up: “Ask yourself, when you see some people that look happy…..and they’re smiling…and you’re typing these angry comments…..ask yourself ‘are they [also] thinking about you?’”
Sadly, ladies, he’s not…
What do you think about Idris and his new lady?