Idris Elba ‘splits with long-term girlfriend’

Hollywood star Idris Elba has reportedly broken up with his long-term girlfriend Naiyana Garth and moved out of the house they shared.

The Luther star is reported to have taken up residence in a nearby flat in South West London in order to remain close to their 22-month-old Winston.

“It ended very recently and it’s too soon for her to talk about it,” a source close to Ms Garth told The Sun.

“They’ve kept it very quiet so she’s surprised people know already.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.”

Elba, who shot to fame worldwide after his portrayal of “Stringer Bell” in The Wire, started dating the 28-year-old make-up artist in the summer of 2013, according to the newspaper.

Last month he won two awards at the Screen Actors Guild in Los Angeles, including being named as best actor for his titular role in the BBC crime series, Luther. Elba also picked up the award for best supporting actor in Cary Fukunaga’s child soldier drama Beasts of No Nation.

Rumours have swirled over his relationship since the SAG awards ceremony, which attended with 13-year-old daughter Isan rather than Ms Garth.

After winning best actor for Beasts of No Nation at the British Film Awards on Sunday night, Elba name-checked a number of people in his acceptance speech, but not his girlfriend.

When asked if he was newly single, Elba replied: “That’s the media for you.”

The newspaper said a representative for Elba declined to comment when asked about his relationship status.

The report came days after Elba was spotted at a New York nightclub with supermodels Naomi Campbell. The pair was pictured leaving the 1 Oak nightclub together.

Elba and Campbell became friends in 2014 after the 43-year-old actor took part in Fashion For Relief charity event, MailOnline.co reported.

Campbell publicly congratulated him on his SAG Awards win last week, tweeting: “Congratulations @Idriselba you deserve your double WIN. @SAGawards.”


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