Idris Elba on wife Sabrina: ‘It was love at first sight’

2019-06-05 12:57
Idris Elba and Sabrina Dhowre

Cape Town - It seems Idris Elba can’t stop gushing over wife Sabrina Dhowre, whom he married in an extravagant three-day affair in April.

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The couple, who feature on the cover of British Vogue’s July issue, met in 2017 at a jazz bar in Vancouver where Idris was filming The Mountain Between Us, writes E! News. Idris admits that for him it was love at first sight.

"We've been literally inseparable since we met," the 46-year-old actor told Vogue.

"You know, I’m 47 this year, been married and lived a full life before I even met Sabrina. It wasn't something that I wanted to do, get married again. But . . ."

The couple got engaged in 2018 while attending a film screening in London. In April this year they said "I do" at the Ksar Char-Bagh hotel in Marrakesh, Morocco, paying homage to their African roots.

According to Vogue, the couple chose the location because Sabrina’s family is from East Africa while Idris’ is from the West. The pair wanted to "meet in the middle".

Guests attended a "colours of the Souk" themed dinner before the big day and a day after the nuptials they celebrated in an all-white party, according to the fashion glossy.

Sabrina looked radiant in two bespoke dresses by Vera Wang while Idris dazzled in an Ozwald Boateng suit.

This is the actor’s third marriage. He was first married to Hanne Norgaard, with whom he shares daughter Isan Elba (17). His second marriage was to Sonya Nicole Hamlin. He also has a four-year-old son Winston Elba with Naiyana Garth.

SOURCES: British Vogue, E! News,

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