It’s official, Idris Elba is off the market for good. He proposed to his girlfriend Sabrina Dhowre at a screening for his new movie “Yardie.” The screening took place at the Rio Cinema in Dalston, London and the theater has confirmed the proposal on Twitter.
The romantic moment had Elba getting down on one knee to pop the question. Once she accepted his proposal he stood and she wrapped her arms around him tightly.
They posted a picture of Idris Elba with the caption, “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.
“She said yes and there was much clapping and cheering,” they went on to say.
Social media lit up with witnesses sharing the fact that they saw the happy moment for themselves.
One person tweeted, “At cast & crew screening of YARDIES & Idris Elba just proposed to his girlfriend Sabrina!! Big Congrats !!”
Another person posted, “At cast & crew screening of @YARDIES & @IdrisElba just proposed to his girlfriend Sabrina!! Too cute.”
The lucky lovebirds have been dating since last year. Idris Elba, 45 and Sabrina, 29 met in Canada when the actor was making the movie “The Mountain Between Us.” The movie co-starred Kate Winslet and was about a man and a woman who get stranded in the wilderness after their plane crashes.
“Falling in love while making a movie about falling in love is pretty special,” Idris Elba told People magazine.
Elba has been married twice in the past to Hanne ‘Kim’ Norgaard from 1999 until 2003 and to Sonya Nicole Hanklin back in 2006. He has two children, a 15-year-old with his ex-wife Kim and a three-year-old son with ex-girlfriend Naiyana Garth.