They are engaged! Idris Elba proposed his girlfriend, Sabrina Dhowre, at a screening for his new movie, Yardie, in London on Friday, February 9.
The Rio Cinema shared the engagement news via Twitter, posting a snap of Idris with the caption,
Still 5 days to Valentines Day but @idriselba went down on one knee and proposed to his girlfriend live on stage this morning before a preview of his film #Yardie
Responding to a fan asking for more information, the venue wrote,
She said yes and there was much clapping and cheering,
Here's the post, check it out.
Another @riocinema first! Still 5 days to Valentines Day but @idriselba went down on one knee and proposed to his girlfriend live on stage this morning before a preview of his film #Yardie pic.twitter.com/XRtca1xcv0
— Rio Cinema (@riocinema) February 10, 2018
One guest at the screening shot the moment on video, in which we can see showing Idris getting down on one knee with a box consist with the engagement ring as the audience responded loudly.
29-year-old Sabrina held her hands up to her face in surprise before they embraced. A representative for the actor has not responded to media’s request for comment.
— David Marsden-Sainou (@AgentMarsden) February 10, 2018
The 45-year-old Beasts of No Nation star and the former beauty queen made their red carpet debut at the Toronto International Film Festival in September 2017 after their first meeting while filming The Mountain Between Us with Kate Winslet in Canada.
Idris, who married twice before, told Essence magazine in July 2016 that he didn’t think he would get married again.
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.
Idris previously dated makeup artist Naiyana Garth, with whom he has a 3-year-old son Winston. Elba also shares a 16-year-old daughter Isan with first wife Hanne Norgaard.