Naomi Campbell is one of the most famous supermodels of our time, so it’s no surprise that she’d be at the heart of a juicy romance rumor periodically.
Earlier this year, Idris Elba called it quits with his longtime girlfriend, Naiyana Garth. In February, The Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom actor 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.”
Rumor had it Elba left Garth for Campbell. A week prior to parting ways with Garth, the 43-year-old was spotted leaving the prestigious 1 Oak nightclub in New York City, alongside Campbell. The A-listers first struck up a friendship in 2014, after they partnered up for a Fashion For Relief charity event. Campbell congratulated Elba on his history-making SAG success, writing, “Congratulations @Idriselba you deserve your double WIN. @SAGawards,” via Twitter.
Now, Campbell is quashing those romance rumors. During a recent appearance on “Sway in the Morning,” the supermodel revealed that she and Elba are just friends. “I don’t know why [people thought we were dating]. Because I’ve known Idris for like 10 to 15 years. And when he takes a picture of me on my fashion events for my charity, no problem there.
“All of a sudden, bing-bam-boom, we’re a couple. It’s craziness. I mean we are very good friends. And I’m so happy for all the success he’s having because he’s bloody brilliant. He deserves it. I’m sorry he didn’t get that BAFTA, he deserved that BAFTA in England. But you know, he’s my friend. I trust him. We have a great friendship. I mean, I’ve never had the press push me to be with someone and it’s so wrong [laughs]. I love him as a friend dearly. I always will. So that part they got right but they got it in all the wrong context,” she said.
There you have it, ladies. Your favorite chocolate drop is still on the market. Although, we’d have to admit, Campbell and Elba would have made one hot couple!