Idris Elba has been sporting a new girlfriend on his arm in recent months. The Luther actor is currently dating American model Sabrina Dhowre but just who is his new mystery lady?
Elba, 45, made his latest red carpet appearance with Dhowre on Wednesday (11 October) at the International Day Of The Girl Charity Gala in London, where they mingled with former tennis player Boris Becker.
It is not the first time the new couple have been pictured together in public but Dhowre is still a mystery to many of his fans.
Who is Sabrina Dhowre?
Dhowre is 29-years-old and, although growing up in Canada, was reportedly born in Somalia. Dhowre, who is said to work as a model and actress, is also a beauty pageant queen and was crowned Miss Vancouver in 2014.
When did Idris Elba and Sabrina Dhowre begin dating?
The smitten couple were first seen together around Manchester in August but are rumoured to have begun dating at least seven months ago. Dhowre later accompanied Elba to the Toronto International Film Festival where they attended the Molly’s Game and The Mountain Between Us premieres.
What does Idris have to say about their romance?
Elba confirmed that they met in Toronto while he was filming The Mountain Between Us alongside Kate Winslet. Speaking about their first public appearance, Elba told People TV: “It definitelty got noticed because I try to keep my personal life private. I think it’s an interesting space, especially for her because she’d never done a red carpet before and I tend not to do that. It was nice actually, she’s from Canada so she felt at home.”
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How serious is their relationship?
A friend of Dhowre reportedly told The Sun: “It’s believed Idris and Sabrina have been dating for around seven months. They’re having a great time getting to know each other and Idris feels strongly enough about Sabrina for them to be talked about in public.
“Having her on his arm on a red carpet shows how serious he is about her as he doesn’t do these things lightly. He usually likes to keep that side of his life private but he’s proud to show Sabrina off on his arm. It’s been a different story for Sabrina, who has uploaded several pictures of Idris to her Snapchat account.”
Fans should not hope to hear wedding bells anytime soon though. Elba recently stated he would likely never remarry after two failed marriages – the British actor was previously married to Hanne “Kim” Norgaard between 1999 and 2003, and Sonya Nicole Hamlin in 2006.
Addressing marriage, Elba told Essence: “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.”
Elba is father to 15-year-old daughter, Isan, whom he shares with his first wife Norgaard, and three-year-old son Winston whom he shares with ex-girlfriend Naiyana Garth.