Idris Elba marries Sabrina Dhowre in secret ceremony




Idris Elba has announced that he and partner Sabrina Dhowre have married in a private ceremony.

The 46-year-old actor, who surprised his lady-love with a special proposal by booking out an entire cinema for their date, wed Sabrina in Morocco.

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Pictures taken of their big day show Idris smiling as he waits for his beautiful bride to walk down the aisle towards him.

Sabrina wore two custom dresses by Vera Wang. While Elba wore a bespoke suit by Ozwald Boateng.

The bride's first dress was a classic off-the-shoulder white A-line gown, which she switched for a V-neck style embroidered dress with pearls and gemstones and finished with couture lace for the evening reception.


The happy couple tied the knot on Friday April 26 at the Ksar Char Bagh hotel in Marrakesh.

Their wedding celebrations have been spread out over three glorious days, with a white-themed festival-style party taking place today for their family and friends at the Mandarin Oriental hotel.

Their lucky guests were also invited to dine with the newlyweds the night before the ceremony at a 'colours of the Souk' themed dinner.

The news was announced by Vogue, which has covered the couple's wedding in its latest issue.

"Congratulations to newlyweds #IdrisElba and #SabrinaDhowre who exchanged vows in Morocco on April 26 2019. Celebrations were spread over three days in Marrakesh. See more in the world exclusive in the July 2019 issue of #BritishVogue ," the fashion bible wrote on Instagram .

Idris and Sabrina, 29, met in 2017 in Canada, where he was filming The Mountain Between Us.

"Falling in love while making a movie about falling in love is pretty special," he said of the Somali model and former Miss Vancouver.

She now officially becomes stepmother to his 16-year-old daughter Isan with first wife Hanne 'Kim' Norgaard, who Idris was married to between 1999 and 2003, and to his four-year-old son Winston with makeup artist Naiyana Garth.


The Wire and Luther star has had something of a rocky love life before meeting Sabrina, and was accused of walking out on his second marriage to lawyer Sonya Hamlin just six months after they tied the knot.

Sonya said during a 2016 interview that their marriage was damaging his career prospects as a Hollywood leading man, resulting in him dropping her.

"People were telling him he was going to ruin his career," she told the Mail On Sunday.

He was being told it was an important part of his image to be a single sex symbol in Hollywood and being married would damage that. It was very sad."

Sonya added: "Idris and I were madly in love, but he was getting a lot of flak for being married. Everyone was like, 'Dude, you're the hottest sex symbol!'


"It wasn't the right look, that's what they were telling him. I wanted to save the marriage."

But Idris and Sabrina proved they're in it for the long haul when they were invited to last year's royal wedding between Prince Harry and Meghan Markle.
The Duke and Duchess of Sussex even asked Idris to DJ at their champagne-fuelled reception, and the actor - known as Dig Driis The Londoner - willingly accepted.


"Harry came to a couple of parties that I DJed and he was like, 'What are you doing on [May 19]?" Idris laughed on The Ellen Show in 2018.

"I told him nothing and then he asked if I would DJ at his wedding... I was like is this a joke?"

Sadly, there was no sign of the prince and his heavily pregnant wife Meghan at the Elbas' wedding.

Congratulations, Idris and Sabrina!


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