Idris Elba proposes to girlfriend Sabrina Dhowre at film festival
Dave Benett/Getty Images(LONDON) — Idris Elba is officially off the market.
The Luther star proposed to his girlfriend, model Sabrina Dhowre, on Saturday at Rio Cinema in London, where he was screening his directorial debut, Yardie.
In one fan video, Elba is seen down on his knee before popping up to hug his now-fiancee; the audience applauds loudly.
The news of his engagement comes months after the actor was quoted as saying he’d never get married again.
“Am I ever gonna get remarried? I don’t think so. Yeah, I don’t think so,” he told Essence magazine last July. “Marriage is an institution of sorts. And I’ve done it. It’s not for everybody. It’s not my life’s calling.”
Elba and and Dhowre made their first public appearance together last year at the Toronto International Film Festival premiere of Molly’s Game.
The SAG Award-winner told People magazine that he fell in love with Dhowre while filming The Mountain Between Us, which saw him co-star with Kate Winslet.
“Falling in love while making a movie about falling in love is pretty special,” Elba said last year.
This will be the third marriage for Elba, who was previously wed to makeup artist Hanne Norgaard and lawyer Sonya Hamlin. Elba and Norgaard are parents to a 15-year-old daughter named Isan. He’s also a father to Winston, born in 2014, with makeup artist Naiyana Garth.
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