Don’t hold your breath ladies; Idris Elba would rather wear a belt than a ring.
The 44-year-old actor says that he doesn’t plan to get married again. He divulged to Essence that he is currently focused on Muay Thai boxing and is preparing for the upcoming docu-series, “Idris Elba: Fighter.” Elba has been married twice; first from 1999-2003 to Hanne “Kim” Norgaard, and then in 2006 to Sonya Nicole Hamlin. He secretly married Ms. Hamlin at the iconic Little White Chapel in Las Vegas and the marriage was annulled after only four months.
It was rumored that the marriage didn’t last due to Elba putting his work before his wife. She told the Daily Mail:
“People were telling him he was going to ruin his career. He was being told it was an important part of his image to be a single sex symbol in Hollywood and being married would damage that.”
When asked if he would walk down the aisle for a third time he said:
“Marriage is an institution of sorts. And I’ve done it. It’s not for everybody. It’s not my life’s calling.”
Idris Elba has been training in Thailand, (the birthplace of Muay Thai) for a professional boxing match. He began training when he was in his twenties but never competed in a match. These days, Elba says that he is all about his children 15-year-old daughter Isan (with Hanne Norgaard) and 2-year-old son Winston (with ex-girlfriend Naiyana Garth). He also told Essence that they keep him young and give him the energy it takes to accomplish all of his current projects.
Written By: Danielle Pearman