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Idris Elba splits from girlfriend - report

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Idris Elba splits from girlfriend - report

Actor Idris Elba has reportedly split from his girlfriend Naiyana Garth after three years of dating.

The British star recently moved out of the London home he shared with the make-up artist and their 22-month-old son Winston, and into a nearby apartment, according to U.K.'s The Sun newspaper.

"They've kept it very quiet," a source tells the publication. "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."

Garth did not attend the Screen Actors Guild Awards in Los Angeles with Elba last month (30Jan16), when he won two trophies for his roles in Beasts of No Nation and Luther. Instead, he was joined by his 13-year-old daughter Isan, his child with ex-wife Dormowa Sherman.

Elba is notoriously tight-lipped when it comes to his private life, but the star has opened up in the past about how he manages to make room for family time amid a thriving acting career.

"That's just a lot of logistics," he reasoned to the British edition of Marie Claire when asked how he balances work and family life. "I've always worked away a great deal, so you have to work around it. It makes being around family time much more precious."

Elba also stressed being a father is of paramount importance to him and nearly every action he takes is motivated by his children.

“I want both my kids to look up at the old man and go, 'Daddy went for it’," he smiled to Britain's The Telegraph newspaper. “As I’m older, I’m a lot more settled in how I raise them. Second time round is certainly easier, but just as intricate.”

- Cover Media