Sep 20, 2013

If you looked up the word "sexy" in the dictionary there should only be one picture of a man that shows up and that  man would be Idris Elba.  The mantle for sexiest man is a revolving thing.  It's gone from Billy Dee Williams to Denzel Washington and now, in my opinion, Idris Elba.

Idris Elba possesses an effortless sexiness about him and it was that very sexiness that he brought to the cover October of GQ magazine.

If you can get beyond staring at the pictures of the man, there is a pretty well written and revealing article about him.

One of the most revealing moments in the article is when he finally opens up about the situation surrounding him having a son, but later denying that he has any other kids besides his daughter.

Here is what was written about that situation:

In 2010, when Elba was doing press for a forgettable movie called The Losers, he began excitedly telling reporters that he’d had a son. In The New York Times, he spoke of the child by name. Soon afterward, though, Elba stopped mentioning him. When Essence asked Elba a year later how his daughter enjoyed being an older sister, he answered point-blank: “I only have a daughter.”

Elba doesn’t like to talk about what happened—has never talked about it, in fact, understandably so—but today, for whatever reason, he does.

The story is this:

He was dating a woman in Florida, had been for a couple of years. They were living together and in love. She became pregnant and gave birth to a boy. For a brief moment, it was among the happiest times of Elba’s life. “The celebration of having a son—from a man’s perspective, it’s massive.” He told friends about it. He told reporters about it. Then came the suggestion—not from the child’s mother, but from elsewhere—that not everything was what it appeared to be. “It wasn’t immediately obvious—well, it was, because he didn’t look like me,” Elba says. “But it wasn’t immediately obvious what had gone down.”

Eventually, Elba decided to take a paternity test, which showed the child wasn’t his. “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.”

And then there was the fact that he’d mentioned the kid in public, the knowledge, even then, that at some point he’d be sitting in a room like this one, being asked about the worst, most humiliating thing that ever happened to him. “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.” He looks directly at me when he says this. “But I wasn’t knocked out. I stood right the fuck 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.”

I guess the only question I have is, "Who in the hell cheats on Idris Elba?"

Read the entire article here and tell me what you think.

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