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Issa Wrap, Ladies: Idris Elba & Sabrina Dhowre Are Officially Married!

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Can we please have a moment of silence for the day that all of our hopes and dreams of marrying Idris Elba were shattered? One of the sexiest men alive is officially off the market ladies, and by the looks of it, his new wife Sabrina Dhowre, isn't letting go anytime soon.


The couple was married Friday (April 26) at the Ksar Char Bagh hotel in Marrakesh, Morocco surrounded by family, friends, and a whole lot of love. For the wedding, Sabrina slayed in two custom-made Vera Wang dresses, while Idris was donned in a black suit by Ozwald Boateng.

The adorable couple's love story began in in early 2017, when they were spotted for the first time public in August of that year. Sabrina, who was formerly crowned Miss Vancouver, made her first official public appearance with Idris for the premiere of his movie Molly's Game and had us all wondering, "Who this woman?!". Shortly after, in an interview with PEOPLE, he solidified his budding romance with the then 29-year-old beauty queen as more than just a temporary thing. In an interview during the production of his movie, The Mountain Between Us, he explained:

"Falling in love while making a movie about falling in love is pretty special."

In February of last year, the actor proposed in a spontaneous act of love at the London premiere of his movie Yardie and Sabrina agreed to make him the happiest man on earth. Idris revealed that popping the question was the one of the best, most anxiety-inducing moments of his life.

"It was a little spontaneous, if I'm honest. I was at a cast and crew screening and among people I loved. We had all worked so hard for this project so I was like I'm doing it right now, here, today."
"[Proposing] was the most nerve-wracking thing for me ever. But in terms of wanting to make someone feel super special and feel my love, that was pretty romantic for me."

The proposal came as a surprise to fans of Idris, who said that after a experiencing a number of tumultuous relationships in the past, he just couldn't see himself making that type of commitment. In an interview with Playboy, he explained that in the past, maintaining a career as an actor ultimately caused his romantic relationships to suffer:

"I've been in and out of relationships, I've been married, and it's hard to keep a relationship when you're an actor."

The Turn Up Charlie actor also revealed that a lot of his struggles with women in the past came from a lack of communication. Idris explained that as a public figure, it's hard to get to know people that already think they know you:

"They just have so much of who I am wrong, they feel like I must be a playboy. I must be noncommittal. I must be the kind of guy that jumps in and out. And, you know, I suppose if you look at my history or you know anything about my history or you can read on Google who I was married to or what's happened, you know, it might appear that way. But it's completely misunderstood."

After overcoming drug addiction, homelessness, and becoming an amazing father to two beautiful children, the actor told fans that one thing that could never be checked off his to-do list again was becoming a husband. Idris told ESSENCE in 2017:

"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."

But you know what they say, right? Never say never, because as we all know, the heart wants what it wants; and in the case of this 46-year-old stud, his heart wanted Sabrina Dhowre for the rest of his life. Little did we know, the actor would be engaged to his dream girl only months later. When asked how Idris knew Sabrina was the one, he said:

"She makes me laugh and we share common goals. She makes me happy. She makes me celebrate my successes and when I'm not too sure about stuff, she makes me think."

Although I'm shedding thug tears knowing that I'll never have the opportunity to shoot my shot, congrats to this beautiful couple!

Featured image by Steve Granitz/WireImage.

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