Idris Elba Welcomes Son Winston

04/18/2014 at 10:55 AM ET

Idris Elba Welcomes Son Winston Steve Granitz/WireImage

It’s a boy!

Idris Elba welcomed a son with girlfriend Naiyana Garth on Thursday, April 17, he announced on Twitter Friday.

The British actor and star of The Wire shared a sweet snapshot of his new bundle of joy, showing his baby boy’s tiny fingers touching his own.

“My son, Winston Elba, was born yesterday. Truly amazing,” Elba Tweeted.

Elba, who made PEOPLE’s “Sexiest Man Alive” list in 2013, and Garth, a make-up artist, have been together since 2013.

Baby Winston is the second child for Elba, 41, a Golden Globe winner who most recently portrayed South African President Nelson Mandela in Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom. He is also father to daughter Isan, 11.

Idris Elba Welcomes son Winston
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Nikki on

Winston is one of my favorite boy names! Good choice, Idris!

Tanya on


Marcia on

Congrats. Idris should definitely have more children, he is gorgeous

Melissa on

Maybe Idris wanted to name him after Winston Churchill! Congrats!

GammieJo on

Adorable picture, and lucky, lucky woman. He is beyond gorgeous. Congrats to them!

Lyoness on

Aww… He named him after his father. That’s beautiful. Congratulations. 🙂

Anonymous on

What a beautiful couple congrats …

Tink on

Winston is/was the name of Idris’s dad, that’s who baby Winston is named after, although Mr Churchill is also a great namesake.

Ed on

Congrats on your son…

erica2 on

Idris has been my hot chocolate crush since he appeared on the Wire…congrats to him on the birth of his son I hope this child is biologically his unlike the last ordeal that left him devastated. He would make the prefect James Bond! I hope the rumors of him being the next 007 are true 🙂

emma on

Beautiful photo, congratulations 🙂

Oh, and beautiful name!

jane on

Another Elba boy in the world… look out ladies!

K.B. on

Much happiness and many congratulations on your happy, healthy baby son. Winston is a wonderful name.

Carrow on

Dang it! I wanted to be the one who gave him his first born son…..


Tara on

Aww man. I would volunteer to have his kids! He is my man crush!!!

Beauty on

Congrats! Idris is GORGEOUS and that accent doesn’t hurt. Hope he’s the next Bond!!!

Annalisa on

Love the name!

Rhonda on

What a great looking couple – she’s beautiful and he’s super hot! I wish them all the best with their new little bundle of joy.

P.S. Idris, put a ring on it.

nettrice on

Awww! Named after his Dad who passed away recently.

AmyRene on the name.

Anonymous on

Congrats to them!

L on

He is so handsome, lucky woman. I’m sure the baby is beautiful!

Sara on

Very nice looking man! She is cute too!

MSmith on

Nothing surprising here. Another rich black man has committed to a non-Black woman.

Rae Rae on

Dah, she is a black woman. A very beautiful one at that. Congrats Idris and Naiyana. Bless you and your children.