Idris Elba has reportedly called it quits with his longtime girlfriend, Naiyana Garth. According to reports, the Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom actor recently moved out of the London home he shared with Garth, with whom he has a 22-month-old son, Winston. “It ended very recently and it’s too soon for her to talk about it,” a source told The Sun. “They’ve kept it very quiet, so she’s surprised people know already.”
The news follows shortly after the “Luther” actor made history at the 2016 SAG Awards, where he became the first-ever male actor to score two trophies in one night, as well as the first Black person to do so. Needless to say, it’s unfortunate the couple could not celebrate the moment together. “It’s very sad that this has happened while Idris is experiencing the highest points of his professional career and they can’t celebrate it with each other,” the source continued.
Although neither party has commented on the split, the rumor mill is already buzzing about a possible love connection between Elba and supermodel Naomi Campbell. Last week, Campbell and the 43-year-old were pictured together leaving the prestigious 1 Oak nightclub in New York City. The A-listers first struck up a friendship in 2014, after they partnered up for a Fashion For Relief charity event. Campbell also recently took to Twitter to congratulate Elba on his SAG success, writing, “Congratulations @Idriselba you deserve your double WIN. @SAGawards.”
Oddly enough, Garth was absent from Elba’s appearance at the British Film Awards on Sunday, Feb. 7, where he nabbed the Best Actor accolade for his role in Beasts Of No Nation. It was also noted that the mother of his child wasn’t mentioned in his acceptance speech. And while it’s all hearsay at this point, the shady break-up rumors aren’t sitting well with fans. As you may recall, this is the same man who left reality star and singer K. Michelle in a fit of tears following his affair with Garth.
As preciously reported, Elba began dating Garth in March 2013 and the couple were said to be “thrilled” when she became pregnant. He has a 13-year-daughter Isan, with his former wife Dormowa Sherman.