Los Angeles : Supermodel Naomi Campbell says she loves actor Idris Elba “dearly”, but has clarified that they are not dating each other.
The 45-year-old has laughed off reports that she is dating Elba, who earlier split from girlfriend Naiyana Garth, because they have been friends for so long and she would never think of him in that way.
“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,” Campbell told eonline.com.
“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,” she said.
Campbell added that she loves Elba “as a friend dearly. I always will”.