Here’s why Idris Elba will be not be celebrating Valentine’s Day

Idris Elba

As the world goes mushy this month, here’s one famous person who will not be celebrating V-Day with pomp and show. ‘Luther’ star Idris Elba has recently split from his long-term girlfriend Naiyana Garth — after one baby and two-and-a-half years together.

“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,” an insider reveals, adding that Naiyana is surprised people know about the split already, because it is “very recent” and they’ve “kept it very quiet.”

For a while now, the signs have been evident — with speculation hitting a high point at the British Film Awards on Sunday night. When Elba scooped up the Best Actor accolade for ‘Beasts of No Nation,’ Naiyana was nowhere to be seen and though her absence itself may have been excused, the fact that she didn’t feature in Elba’s acceptance speech raised eyebrows further.

With so many celebrity couples calling it quits this month (Anushka Sharma and Virat Kohli too, at last count), we’re just wondering if Cupid got his wires crossed this month!

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