Rio Cinema in Dalston, which was hosting the screening, confirmed the happy news on Twitter with a picture of Idris grinning. He proposed to his girlfriend Sabrina Dhowre at a screening for his new movie "Yardie".
Social media lit up with witnesses sharing the fact that they saw the happy moment for themselves.
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With Valentine's Day just days away, it's undeniable that romance is in the air-well, at least it is for Idris Elba.
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Elba and Dhowre, who won Miss Vancouver in 2014, made their red carpet debut as an item back in September 2017.
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The engagement comes as a slight surprise for fans given that a year ago Idris swore he was never getting married again, especially after divorcing twice, as Bossip pointed out. Idris Elba, 45 and Sabrina, 29 met in Canada when the actor was making the movie "The Mountain Between Us".
However, a video filmed by audience member @AgentMarsden from inside revealed the star down on one knee before his wife-to-be appeared to say "yes" and plant a kiss on him.
Elba was previously in a relationship with Naiyana Garth, with whom he has son, Winston. He was married to Hanne "Kim" Norgaard in 1999 until they divorced in 2003 and then spontaneously married Sonya Nicole Hamlin in 2006 for four months.
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