Winston Elba is the child of the popular English actor, movie producer and DJ, Idris Elba. The younger Elba was born into the limelight as he is the son of one of the greatest black actors of all time. Gifted with a handsome face and a sexy body, Idris Elba is the crush of many ladies. Therefore, he broke a lot of hearts when it became news that the recently remarried actor had welcomed a son.
Seeing how gorgeous the actor is, it is only natural for fans to fall in love with his cute son. So, let’s get to know more about Winston Elba.
Who is Winston Elba?
Winston Elba was born on April 17, 2014. He is the second child and only son of Luther actor, Idris Elba.
Winston Elba was born as a result of his father’s relationship with the makeup artist, Naiyana Garth. Unlike the actor’s first child’s mum, who he married, Winston Elab’s mother was never married to his father. The relationship between his parents lasted for three years.
One of the many things that makes Winston Elba unique is that he was named after his paternal grandfather, Winston Elba. Idris Elba’s father died in September 2013. To show the bond and love between him and his father, the actor named his first son Winston.
Winston Elba age
Naiyana Garth gave birth to Winston Elba on April 17, 2014. Idris Elba was so excited about his newborn son that he posted a cute photo of his son, using his tiny hand to clasp his index finger on Twitter. He captioned the post, saying: “My Son Winston Elba was born yesterday..Truly Amazing”.
Currently, Winston Elba is eight years old but will be nine years old this year.
Winston Elba movies
Even though Winston Elba is the son of an actor, he is yet to act in any movie. But fans are expectant because it is common to see celebrity kids follow in the footsteps of their parent(s).
Winston Elba’s net worth
Winston Elba is still a child and has not started his professional career. Hence, he is solely dependent on his superstar father and mother for his welfare.
But his father, Idris Elba net worth is $40 million. The actor is extremely comfortable financially and can give the best to his kids. He once stated that he loves being a dad.
Winston Elba parents
Winston Elba’s parents might not be together, but they are doing a pretty good job when it comes to taking care of him.
Winston Elba’s mother is Naiyana Garth. She is a professional hair and makeup artist who was already working with other Hollywood celebrities before meeting Elba. Garth has extensive experience when it comes to doing hair and makeup for body painting and bridal, fashion, special effects/prosthetics and film. Some of her clients include Rupert Everett, James Oliver, Simon Bird, Freddie Fox and Idris Elba.
Winston Elba’s father is one of the sexiest men alive, Idris Elba. He is best known for his roles as “Stringer Bell” in the HBO series, The Wire (2002-2004); “John Luther” in the BBC One series, Luther (2010-2019); and “Nelson Mandela” in the biographical film, Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom (2013).
An alumnus of the National Youth Theatre, London, has had a long and successful career in film, appearing in Ridley Scott’s American Gangster (2007), Obsessed (2009), and Prometheus (2012). He also starred as “Heimdall” in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, Thor (2011) and as “Bloodsport” in The Suicide Squad (2021). He also has film credits for his appearances in Pacific Rim (2013), Beasts of No Nation (2015) and Molly’s Game (2017).
Elba made his directorial debut in 2018 with a film adaptation of Victor Headley’s 1992 novel, Yardie. In addition to acting, Elba has worked as a DJ (DJ Big Driis and Idris) and R&B singer. In 2016, he was recognised in the Time 100 list of the “Most Influential People in the World”.
The British actor has won the Golden Globe award for his outstanding performance in Luther.
Winston Elba’s parents publicly announced their relationship in March 2013 when they were spotted together at the Harper’s Bazaar Women of the Year awards at Claridge’s Hotel in London. The couple appeared to have been dating for a while before they made it known to the public.
After going public with their relationship in 2013, they welcomed their son, Winston Elba, in 2014. However, the couple shockingly announced their split in February 2016. Just as Elba and Garth kept the start of their romance private before going public, that is how they also kept mute when it came to revealing the reason for their breakup. However, there were rumours that they went their separate ways because of infidelity on the part of Elba.
The couple broke up when Idris was at a very high point in his career. It was a stellar award season for him as he won an award at the Screen Actors Guild Awards and the Evening Standard Film Awards for his performance in Beast of No Nation.
Following the split, Elba moved from his London home, which he shared with his ex-girlfriend, to a nearby apartment so he could be close to his son.
It is beautiful to see celebrities create time for their kids. In the case of Idris Elba, it is obvious that he makes his son, Winston Elba his priority.