Idris Elba is far more famous for being People’s 2018’s sexiest man alive. Just look at his face, his voice, his body, his demeanor: everything about him just screams attractive.
However, there is more to the Luther star that than meets the eye of his adoring fans, and it is only agreeable that he takes the title of most adoring dad alive. His kids, 4-year old Winston, who he named after his dad, and sixteen-year-old Isan, will agree that Idris is just as cool a dad as he said when he urged his fans to vote for him to clinch the 2018 title.
10 He's A Really Doting Dad
Many times, his eldest daughter has had to shoo away his loving displays of attention. “I’m a super doting dad. Big hugs, kisses, lots of ‘love yous’ and all of that. I’m sure my daughter’s like ‘Alright dad, chill out,'” he told People Magazine.
He loves to show his kids just how much they mean to him but is especially cautious when it comes to his teenage daughter. Besides, she is at that point where girls no longer view their dads as superheroes and tend to want to keep a wide berth.
9 He's An Embarrassing Dad
Honestly, Idris Elba is the only man on the planet that can make his fans adore him as both a detective and as a drug lord, but his teenage daughter actually says that he ‘embarrasses her’ at times.
Teens are like mythical creatures—only they can make a man like that feel a bit self-conscious. Idris insists on the importance of giving his daughter her personal space by bugging her just a little less.
8 He Was Sexiest Man Alive & Isan Thought It Was Weird
Like every other teen on the planet, Isan waited anxiously to see who the People’s sexiest man alive would be in January. The announcement was to be made on Instagram, and it was the first thing she checked when she woke up: "I wake up in the morning and it’s my dad. I was like, ‘This is not what I was expecting; this is not very fun.’"
Later on in the day, she called him about an entirely different matter altogether, but he brought it up anyway and here is what she had to say: "Oh, yeah. That. That thing. Uh, okay, cool. You're welcome."
7 He's Proud That His Kids Inherited His Character Traits
The drop-dead gorgeous part is rather obvious; his daughter is absolutely stunning. Perhaps she was not pleased with him when he revealed that he believed that both she and Winston had inherited his introverted, overthinking personality.
“My children are extremely shy, and I’m quite shy, in reality…we just overanalyze everything,” Idris admitted.
6 His Teenage Daughter Thinks He's A Cool Dad
Again, the mystery of teenagers continues. Dads get to be both embarrassing and cool at the same time! However, Isan could not help getting impressed when her dad got an opportunity to play a set at the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival.
“It was a cool dad moment. I was looking at the list and saw Virgil Abloh… and right under him I saw Idris Elba. I was in my bed and he was sleeping, so I couldn’t even say congratulations,” Isan said. Then, she hoped that his being there would be the perfect excuse for her to attend the popular festival, as she had never been. She had to cross her fingers, as she was not sure if her dad would let her skip school.
5 Idris Couldn't Stop Praising Isan For Her Golden Globes Debut
Like any other immensely proud dad, he could not help praising his daughter when she took her place on the stage as the 2019 Golden Globe Ambassador. During this event where the crème of British stars were feted, her role was to hand the awards. Isan was incredibly graceful, confident, and polite in her multi-colored metallic gown.
He joined her on stage and promised to be a ‘cool dad’, but he had to show off his pride in an Instagram video: “The Golden Globes tonight are unbelievably special. I get to watch my daughter on that stage…We’re very proud to see her on the stage. Wow, what an amazing evening.”
4 Idris Took Isan As His Plus One During The 2015 Oscars Awards
Idris stole the show when he took Isan, then fourteen, to the awards as his date. He was presenting the Best Cinematography award, but Isan was the focus of the night when she joined him on the red carpet, looking incredibly chill. Most girls her age would most likely have been screaming their lungs out for Channing Tatum or another star, but she was really cool.
Even more adorable was his Instagram post which he captioned, “Daddy Daughter time #Oscars Love you Iss Mon.” Honestly!
3 Winston’s Birth Announcement
My Son Winston Elba was born yesterday..Truly Amazing :-) pic.twitter.com/MrSEQPZo4z— Idris Elba (@idriselba) April 18, 2014
It is impossible to forget the adorable social media post of Idris' little boy with his finger curled up on his when he was announcing his arrival on Twitter.
Idris captioned it: "My son Winston Elba was born yesterday. Truly amazing :-)". Sweet and simply adorable!
2 He Loves Hanging Out With Little Winston
Since Idris works long hours, he admits that he is barely home, but he tries to spend as much time as possible bonding with his kids. While Idris may be one of the toughest guys on TV, starring as the titular character in the series Luther, he is a big softie and looks downright adorable when hanging with his son.
He was spotted taking a walk with Winston in the sunny New York weather along with a female friend.
1 What's A Vacation Without Family?
One of the things that fans adore about Idris Elba is his devotion to family, as seen in a picture where he was holding Winston’s hand. The duo stepped out to visit the Tuileries Garden in Paris, and they sure looked adorable walking the first arrondissement together. Not to mention the simmering hot casual vibes Idris exuded in his white trainers, navy blue beanie, lightweight sports jacket, and pair of chinos.
Despite all the pulling away he gets from his children and his high-flying A-list status in Hollywood, Idris Elba stands by the fact that fatherhood is his most significant accomplishment: “Being witness to the birth of my children, happy and healthy, is the biggest, best thing ever.”