Idris Elba has been married three times, his first marriage broke with Hanne Norgaard because of financial strains. His second marriage with Sonya Nicole Hamlin lasted for only 6 weeks, now he is married to Sabrina Dhowre Elba since 2009.

Elba’s ex-wife Sonya Nicole Hamlin is an ambitious and accomplished lawyer in Maryland.


How did Sonya Nicole Hamlin and Idris Elba meet?

Idris Elba wasn’t a superstar in 2006 back then and was auditioning in the US and the UK to get a role in TV shows or movies, he was casting for 3 years when he came in Maryland.

Idris and Sonya met in 2006 at a crowded gathering where she was introduced to him by a mutual friend. She was told by her friends that he is a super nice guy, they gelled very well at the gathering and started going on the date. Both were in love and use to spend time together and co-ordinate and match the outfit when going out.

On 8th April 2006, they went to Las Vegas to watch Mayweather Jr. vs Zab Judah boxing match. FOllowing day Idris proposed her for marriage and he bought a diamond ring for her from a Jewellery store from the hotel. They took a taxi to the courthouse to pick a marriage license and went to Little White Wedding Chapel where all wedding guests were strangers.

After their secret marriage they went to Jamica for honeymoon which was also kept secret from their friends and families.

Idris Elba and Sonya Nicole Hamlin at a Party

Why did Sonya Nicole Hamlin and Idris Elba Divorce just after six weeks?

After returning from honeymoon while they were living in Maryland he was told by his friends that it was an important part of his images that he remained a single-sex symbol of Hollywood.

Being an actor Idris was traveling constantly and Sonya couldn’t follow him due to her property lawyer profession. They both were in madly love but Idris was convinced that Sonya would get in the way of his career. So mutually they divorced just after 6 weeks of marriage, ultimately their Vegas marriage didn’t last. Being madly in love Sonya was heartbroken.


Where is Sonya Nicole Hamlin now?

Sonya is 48 years old she was born in 1972 in the United States. Her nationality is American and she practices law and she is a property attorney and currently lives in Lanham, Maryland.

Since divorcing Idris Elba, Sonya Nicole Hamlin has not married anyone yet and hse is single.