Naomi Campbell loves Idris Elba ‘dearly’ but insists they are no more than just friends.
The 45-year-old supermodel has laughed off reports she is dating the ‘Luther’ actor who recently split from girlfriend Naiyana Garth because they have been friends for so long and she would never think of him in that way.
She said: ‘I don’t know why people thought we were dating. Because I’ve known Idris for like for 10 to 15 years, 15 years. And when he takes a picture of me on my fashion events for my charity, no problem there.
‘All of a sudden, bing-bam-boom, we’re a couple. It’s craziness. I mean we are very good friends. I trust him. We have a great friendship. I mean, I’ve never had the press push me to be with someone and it’s so wrong.
‘I love him as a friend dearly. I always will. So that part they got right but they got it in all the wrong context.’
Naomi is incredibly proud of the 43-year-old actor but wishes he had received more recognition for his ‘brilliant’ work.
She told E! News: ‘And I’m so happy for all the success he’s having because he’s bloody brilliant. He deserves it.
‘I’m sorry he didn’t get that BAFTA, he deserved that BAFTA in England.’
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