April 18, 2014 at 2:07 PM ET
Welcome to the world, Winston Elba! Idris Elba announced Friday that his girlfriend Naiyana Garth has given birth to a beautiful baby boy. "My Son Winston Elba was born yesterday," the 41-year-old "Luther" actor tweeted. "Truly Amazing." The Golden Globe winner also included a black and white picture of his son's hand clasping his finger.
This is the couple's first child together. Elba also has a daughter, Isan, from a prior relationship.
In 2010, Elba believed that he fathered another baby boy with another woman. After his paternity came into question, he took a DNA test. "It wasn't immediately obvious—well, it was, because he didn't look like me," he later told GQ. "But it wasn't immediately obvious what had gone down."
"To be given that and then have it taken away so harshly was like taking a full-on punch in the face: POW," said the Brit, who next appears in "No Good Deed" and "The Gunman." "You know, the truth is — like, even admitting it, I'll probably get laughed at for the rest of my life. But it is just tragic, and it happened. But I wasn't knocked out. I stood right the (expletive) back up, and I ain't aiming to take another punch in the face ever again. Do you understand what I'm saying? It happened to me. I moved on."
Elba has been busy as of late, starring in box office hits like "Prometheus," "Pacific Rim" and "Thor: The Dark World." He earned a Golden Globe nomination for his starring role in "Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom." The former star of HBO's "The Wire" is also a hip-hop soul musician who goes by the name DJ Big Driis.