Has Idris Elba split from girlfriend Naiyana Garth?
Idris Elba has reportedly split from his girlfriend Naiyana Garth. The Hollywood star, who has 22-month-old son Winston with the makeup artist, moved out of the home they shared in South West London recently
Idris Elba has reportedly split from his girlfriend Naiyana Garth.
The Hollywood star, who has 22-month-old son Winston with the makeup artist, moved out of the home they shared in South West London recently, according to The Sun newspaper.
Idris Elba with girlfriend Naiyana Garth. Pic/AFP
A source close to 28-year-old Naiyana said: "It ended very recently and it's too soon for her to talk about it. They've kept it very quiet so she's surprised people know already."
The source added that it is "very sad" that the breakup happened while Idris was experiencing the highest points of his professional career.
Idris, who also has 13-year-old daughter Isan, from his marriage to first wife Kim, started dating Naiyana in the summer of 2013 and she quickly fell pregnant.
The break-up comes just days after the actor was seen partying at a club in New York with supermodel Naomi Campbell.
Idris, 43, and Naomi, 45, have been friends for several years and the supermodel was one of the first to wish the Mandela star congratulations after his recent double win at the Screen Actors Guild awards.
The Empire actress tweeted her pal along with kissing and fist pump emojis: "#congratulations @idriselba you deserve your double WIN @SAGawards."
The Luther star won Best Actor for Beasts of No Nation at Sunday's British Film Awards and thanked everyone except Naiyana in his speech and he hadn't been pictured with the brunette beauty since June when they attended a London Fashion Week event.
Meanwhile, Idris almost died while filming scenes for his latest movie in a tense scene near a waterfall in Ghana when his foot slipped off a rock and the branch he held on to snapped.
Recalling the incident on The Jonathan Ross Show, Elba - who plays warlord Commandant in the Netflix film - said: "I nearly died. I was doing this scene - we decided to do this waterfall scene where all these child soldiers were walking behind this massive waterfall."
Cary Fukunaga, the director, decided to shoot it for real. We went to this waterfall and in this scene my character is standing there watching all the child soldiers go past. Now in the setup of that, the stunt co-ordinator says, 'Listen everyone, this is a waterfall, that's a 90, 100 foot drop down there and the ground is very slippery, just be careful!'"
- By Katy Forrester