Who is Idris Elba?
Idris Elba is an English actor, filmmaker and occasional musician. He is known for his roles in movies and TV shows like “Obsessed”, “The Wire”, “Luther” and “No Good Deed”.
Idris Elba’s full name is Idrissa Akuna Elba. He was born on September 6, 1972, in the borough of Hackney, London. Elba is 49 years old as of May 2022. His father, Winston Elba, was a Sierra Leonean man while his mother, Eve Elba, is from Ghana. His parents got married in Sierra Leone before moving to London. Idris Elba’s father, Winston, died in September 2013.
According to reports, Idris Elba was raised as an only child and does not have any known siblings.
Is Idris Elba African?
Idris Elba is both British and Sierra Leonean. Even though Elba was born in London, his parents are both Africans. His father, Mr Winston Elba, is of Sierra Leonean ancestry, while his mother, Eve Elba, is Ghanaian.
No doubt, Idris Elba is a big name in Hollywood. His outstanding performance as Stringer Bell in the 2002 HBO drama series “The Wire” gave him a spotlight in the movie industry. With many awards to his credit, we can all agree that Idris Elba has had a very successful acting career. But we can’t say the same for his love life. So far, the 49-year-old actor has experienced two failed marriages. Yet he isn’t giving up on marriage as he got married for the third time in 2019. Let’s take a look at all Idris Elba’s wives, from the first to the present.
Idris Elba’s marriage and wedding
Idris Elba has been married twice before meeting his present wife, Sabrina Dhowre. He has two beautiful children: one from his first marriage and the other with his ex-girlfriend, Naiyana Garth. This article looks at the full details of all Idris Elba’s wives and children.
List of all Idris Elba’s wives
Here’s the full list of Idris Elba’s wives and everything you need to know about them. The list includes his ex-wives and current wife.
- Hanne “Kim” Norgaard (1999-2003)
- Sonya Nicole Hamlin (2016-2016)
- Sabrina Dhowre Elba (2017-present )
Idris Elba’s first wife – Hanne Norgaard
Idris Elba’s first wife, Hanne “Kim” Norgaard, is an established makeup artist and businesswoman. She is based in the US, where she runs her makeup studio. Born on April 5, 1977, Norgaard is 45 years old as of May 2022. At the age of 22, she met Idris in London, and they started dating shortly after. They later moved together to the US. There, the now-estranged couple got married in 1999.
In 2002, Hanne Norgaard gave birth to her first and only child with Idris Elba. The child was named Isan Elba. Sadly, after 4 years of marriage, Idris Elba and Hanne Norgaard divorced in 2003. Following their split, the ex-couple maintained a good relationship as co-parents to their daughter, Isan.
Idris Elba and Sonya Nicole Hamlin’s relationship
Two years after Idris Elba divorced Hanne Norgaard, he met his second wife, Sonya Nicole Hamlin. Born in 1972, Sonya is a property lawyer. Idris and Sonya Hamlin got married in 2016. Unfortunately, the marriage barely lasted one year.
According to information gathered by DNB Stories Africa, Idris Elba’s career was the sole reason for their divorce. In 2016, Nicole Hamlin confirmed this in an interview with Daily Mail.
‘It was very sad. 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!” .
About Idris Elba’s current wife – Sabrina Dhowre
Idris Elba’s current wife, Sabrina Dhowre Elba, is an American model and actress. Born on July 16, 1989, Sabrina Dhowre is 32 years old, as of May 2022. This means that Idris Elba is almost 17 years older than her. Sabrina Dhowre won the Miss Vancouver beauty pageant in 2014.
The couple met in Canada while Idris Elba was shooting the movie “The Mountain Between Us.” In February 2018, Idris Elba proposed to her, and they got married the next year (2019) in Morocco. Idris and Sabrina Dhowre don’t have any children together as of May 2022.
About Idris Elba’s ex-girlfriend – Naiyana Garth
Before Idris Elba met his current wife, Sabrina Dhowre, he dated British make-up artist Naiyana Garth. The ex-lovers met in 2013 and dated for over 2 years. Garth gave birth to Elba’s second child, Winston Elba in 2014.
Unfortunately, the relationship came to an end around February 2016 when their child Winston was barely two years old. Following their separation, there was unconfirmed news that Idris was the cause of their breakup. He was alleged to be romantically involved with several other women while dating Naiyana.
Idris Elba’s children
As of May 2022, Idris Elba has two children (a girl and a boy) from two different women.
Full list of Idris Elba’s children
Here’s the full list of Idris Elba’s children
- Isan Elba
- Winston Elba
1. Isan Elba
Isan Elba is the first child and only daughter of Idris Elba and his first wife, Hanne Norgaard. ‘Issy’ as her father calls her, was born on January 5, 2002. She is 20 years old as of May 2022. Isan Elba is a philanthropist and mental health advocate.
Just like her father, Isan Elba is passionate about acting and music. According to her, she plans to pursue a career in the entertainment industry. In 2019, Hollywood Foreign Press Association announced Isan Elba as their Golden Globe Ambassador.
2. Winston Elba
Winston Elba is the second child and only son of Idris Elba and his now-estranged girlfriend, Naiyana Garth. Elba’s son was born in April 2014. The 8-year-old actor’s son bears the name of Idris Elba’s late father, Winston Elba, who died in the year 2013.