He was married for the third time in April 2019.
And fans of Idris Elba were all thrilled Sunday when he called himself ‘father of two boys’ while promoting his new film at the Toronto International Film Festival.
However, the London-born actor threw cold water on speculation that he had welcomed a baby with third wife Sabrina and tweeted on Monday: ‘Sab @ Sabrinadhowre and I thank you for all the congratulations but we have not had a baby .. .. it’s not true.’
‘Do not believe everything you read,’ he added.
Put Twitter on fire: He got married for the third time in 2019. And fans of Idris Elba were all excited on Sunday when he called himself ‘a father of two boys’ while promoting his new film
‘Do not believe everything you read’: However, the London-born actor threw cold water on speculation that he had welcomed a boy with wife Sabrina and tweeted on Monday: ‘We have not had a baby .. .. it is not true’
While Canada promoted the drama Concrete Cowboy at a virtual press conference during the Toronto International Film Festival on Sunday, ET Canada reported that the Luther star slipped: ‘I am the father of two boys, and certainly I can not wait for my youngest to see this film. ‘
Elba has a daughter Isan, 18, from his first marriage and a son Winston, six, from a previous relationship.
Neither he nor third wife Sabrina Dhowre had confirmed a pregnancy or the arrival of a child.
The actor, 48, and the Somali-Canadian model, 30, started dancing in 2017 and tied the knot in Marrakesh on April 26 last year.
A source clarified to ET Canada that Elba has a sponsor and that is the one he referred to in his remarks.
No baby: Elba, 48, married to third wife Sabrina Dhowre in April 2019 (pictured December 2019). A source clarified Elba has a sponsor, and that is the one he referred to in his remarks
Father figure: The Luther star is the father of his six-year-old son Winston, whom he shares with ex-girlfriend Naiyana Garth. Father and son are pictured in Paris in April 2018
Daughter: Elba also has a daughter Isan, 18, from her first marriage to Hanne ‘Kim’ Nørgaard, who ended in 2003
In Concrete Cowboy, Elba plays the father of a troubled teenager in North Philadelphia.
The two are strangers, but the teenager, played by Caleb McLaughlin of Stranger Things, is torn between rebellion and the pursuit of a life of crime and his father’s lifestyle as an ‘urban cowboy’ driving horses around the city district.
Elba revealed that he had faced some challenges in portraying his character and revealed at the virtual press conference: ‘I am allergic to horses, OK. I could not see what I was doing, I could not breathe. ‘
He added: ‘It goes beyond just learning to ride a horse. Very quickly you need to have a leash for the horse …. They quickly understand who is riding on the back of them. And then you have to understand them. ‘
The drama, written and directed by Ricky Staub, is based on the real Fletcher Street Urban Riding Club, a horse stable in the town of Philly that helps at-risk youths turn their lives around, according to THR.com.
The film is produced by Lee Daniels and has its world premiere in Toronto on Sunday night.
Back in the saddle: Elba plays in the drama Concrete Cowboy, about the danger of a troubled teenager living an ‘urban cowboy’ lifestyle. It has its world premiere in Toronto on Sunday night