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Idris Elba confirms he and his girlfriend are having a baby!
@Khadijah Ali Brown I am so depressed. But congratulations.
@Shayla N. Waymon With deepest sympathy... congratulations and blessings on your new baby.
@Karan Cartwright Congratulations! You guys make a beautiful couple.
@Remel Phillips That's terrific news! I can't wait to see how the baby turns out!
@Renisha Tyson I love it! That baby will bring him much joy.
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