‘My Girlfriend’s Having A Baby:’ Idris Elba Confirms He Has A Child On The Way

December 9, 2013  |  

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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