Idris Elba Confirms He’s Having a Baby, Reveals Father’s Death

Sorry ladies, Idris Elba is officially off the market. During an appearance on Oprah’s Next Chapter tonight, the Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom star revealed that London-based makeup artist Naiyana Garth is indeed expecting his baby.

“My girlfriend’s having a baby, yes,” he told Oprah.

Elba made his first public appearance with a pregnant Garth at the Harper’s Bazaar Women of the Year Awards in London last month. This would be his second child. He also has an 11-year-old daughter named Isan.

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The 41-year-old actor also revealed that he found out he was having a baby soon after his father’s death. Winston Elba died in September after a battle with lung cancer. Elba recalled his West African family’s shock at the cancer diagnosis. “Africans don’t think cancer is something that happens to us,” he said. It’s only been three months and Elba says he has hardly give himself time to grieve and hasn’t quite accepted his father’s death.

Our condolences, and congratulations, to Idris Elba.