Idris Elba opened up in an interview with GQ about the moment he realised the son he was so happy about, was not his.
It’s our favourite Maury moment, but for Elba it was like a punch in the face.
The Luther actor, who is on the cover of GQ’s Style Manual issue, admitted that even though his ‘son’ looked nothing like him, he didn’t doubt the child was his. And was unaware that his girlfriend, who he had dated for a few years, had cheated on him.
It wasn’t immediately obvious—well, it was, because he didn’t look like me. But it wasn’t immediately obvious what had gone down. The celebration of having a son—from a man’s perspective, it’s massive
Someone suggested to Idris that the son he was about to raise may not be his, which prompted him to take a paternity test. His suspicions proved to be correct.
To be given that and then have it taken away so harshly,’ he says, ‘was like taking a full-on punch in the face: POW.
The 41-year-old immediately stopped mentioning his son in public and felt humiliated at the fact that he’d been tricked by some trifling hoe.
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.
According to American website Bossip, the scheming ex-girlfriend in question is Desiree Newberry, who apparently met Dris while working as a stripper in Atlanta. After their romance and the whole baby drama the talented actor kicked her out and she was forced to go back to stripping to support her son.
Talk about the perfect Jeremy Kyle episode!