Idris Elba is reportedly dating Naiyana Garth.

The 41-year-old actor secretly struck up a relationship with the make-up artist months ago and their romance is beginning to get serious after she was introduced to his family and friends recently.

A source told The Sun newspaper: ''They've been together for a few months but it's really ramped up recently.

''They get on brilliantly and she's a real hit with his family and friends.

''Idris is known as a ladies' man but he's really not at all.

''He'd rather have banter at the bar than spend all night grafting on women. Although he doesn't have to try anyway, women flock to him.''

However, the 'Pacific Rim' star - who has 11-year-old daughter, Isan, with his ex-wife Dormowa Sherman - previously insisted fame had ruined his love life as the only women who approach him nowadays are autograph-hunters, and he misses the days before he was famous when he was more accessible to females.

He said: ''Look, you probably think I'm out there all the time. But there's no way.

''They're all my fans. I miss the days when me and my boys could go to a barbecue, and go, 'Who's that shorty [girl] over there?' ''