Idris Elba's a daddy! Actor & girlfriend welcome their first son

Apr 21, 2014 at 7:26 a.m. ET

Idris Elba is a very proud father right now because the actor and his girlfriend Naiyana Garth have just welcomed their first child into the world, a baby boy!

Idris Elba and girlfriend Naiyana Garth welcome their first child together
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A big congratulations is in order for Idris Elba and his girlfriend Naiyana Garth because the loved-up pair have just welcomed their first child into the world.

Us Weekly reported in November that the Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom actor and his girlfriend would be expecting their first child together, and now their little bundle of joy is finally here, and Elba certainly could not be happier.

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The actor took to Twitter to reveal the happy news about the birth of his baby son on Friday.

"My Son Winston Elba was born yesterday..Truly Amazing," the British star wrote alongside an adorable black and white snapshot of little Winston's hand latching onto his proud daddy's fingers.

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However, this is not the first time the 41-year-old actor has been able to boast the title of father. He also has a daughter named Isan, 14, from a previous relationship. And according to E! News, in 2010, Elba also thought he may have been the father of another baby boy and was forced to take a DNA test to find out.

"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."

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"To be given that and then have it taken away so harshly was like taking a full-on punch in the face: POW," he said.

But now Elba does have his very own baby boy, so we offer a very big congratulations to the happy couple!

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