Idris Elba, Girlfriend Naiyana Garth Expecting a Baby Together

Celebrity Moms Nov. 15, 2013 AT 8:00PM
Idris Elba and Naiyana Garth The Wire star Idris Elba is expecting a baby with girlfriend Naiyana Garth, sources tell Us Weekly Credit: David M. Benett/Getty Images

Word on the wire is that Idris Elba is going to be a dad -- again! The British actor's girlfriend, Naiyana Garth, is pregnant with the couple's first child (Elba's second), sources confirm to Us Weekly.

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Elba, perhaps best known for playing Stringer Bell in three seasons of HBO's acclaimed series The Wire, brought Garth as his date to a recent event in London. The two posed together at the Nov. 5 Harper's Bazaar Women of the Year awards, where Garth (a makeup artist, according to the Daily Mail) showed off a slight baby bump.

This will be the Luther star's second child. He also has a daughter, Isan, with his ex-wife.

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A new baby isn't the only thing Elba has going for him, though. The Golden Globe winner has been generating lots of buzz with his new movie, Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom, about former South African president Nelson Mandela.

Speaking with Us Weekly at a Nov. 14 screening of the movie hosted by the Weinstein Company at New York City's Lincoln Center, the second-time dad-to-be and Thor: The Dark World star talked about the importance of living life one moment a time. 

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"It's important to be grounded, especially in a film like this, because you're playing a man that is grounded," he told Us. "And it's important to just enjoy the moments, you know what I mean? Enjoy it just for what it really is. I'm never going to have this moment again, and what good is it if I'm floating, if I'm floating in the air? I like to be where I am."

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