Sorry, Ladies, Idris Elba Is Getting Married
Idris Elba continues breaking millions of women’s hearts. Just six months ago, he claimed that marriage was off the cards. But yesterday more heartbreak ensued after the 45-year-old actor got down on one knee and proposed his girlfriend Sabrina Dhowre, 29.
The British actor popped the question on stage just before the screening of his new film Yardie at Rio cinema on Friday evening.
Rio Cinema didn’t lose a moment to share the couple's happy news with the whole world.
“Another Riocinemafirst! Still 5 days to Valentines Day but idriselba went down on one knee and proposed to his girlfriend live on stage this morning before a preview of his film #Yardie. (sic),” the glamorous venue tweeted.
Idris and Dhowre, who won Miss Vancouver in 2014, made their red carpet debut as a couple in September 2017, but the lovebirds were reportedly dating for seven months prior to that.
The proposal video, which already went viral, surprised many as just six months back the Beasts of No Nation actor claimed that he would never marry again.
“Am I ever gonna get remarried? I don’t think so. Yeah, I don’t think so. Marriage is an institution of sorts. And I’ve done it. It’s not for everybody. It’s not my life’s calling,” he told ESSENCE magazine in July 2017.
Idris met and was eventually smitten with the beauty queen while filming The Mountain Between Us alongside Kate Winslet in Canada.
“Falling in love while making a movie about falling in love is pretty special,”he told People magazine of their romance.
“It definitely got noticed because I try to keep my personal life different. I think it's an interesting space, especially for her. She'd never done a red carpet before and I tend not to do that. It was nice actually,” he added..
Idris was previously married to makeup artist Hanne Norgaard from 1999 to 2003, and she gave birth to their daughter Isan in 2002. He then tied the knot with property lawyer Sonya Hamlin in 2006, but the marriage didn’t last more than six months. His last relationship was with Naiyana Garth, with whom he shares a son, Winston, born in 2015.
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