Idris Elba just set some pretty high engagement goals!
The actor and director proposed to his girlfriend Sabrina Dhowre at a London
screening for his new movie “Yardie” on Saturday, getting down on one
knee in front of the entire crowd amid delighted claps and cheers.
Audience video shared on Instagram shows a visibly surprised
Sabrina nodding as Idris presented her with a ring. The couple soon embraced
and shared a kiss before Idris took a small bow.
Rio Cinema, which hosted the event, tweeted about the happy news, calling it “a first” for the venue, while other onlookers posted their firsthand accounts as well.
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
Idris, 45, and 29-year-old Sabrina, a former Miss Vancouver, made their red carpet debut as a couple at the Toronto Film Festival last September.
This will be the “Luther” star’s third time down the aisle. He told Essence last year that he didn’t expect to tie the knot again, calling marriage “an institution of sorts.”
“And I’ve done it. It’s not for everybody. It’s not my life’s calling,” he said at the time.
Meeting Sabrina clearly gave Idris a change of heart, however. Just months later, he talked with People’s Jess Cagle about his relationship with the model, which began during the filming of his survival romance “The Mountain Between Us.”
“Falling in love while making a movie about falling in love is pretty special,” Idris said.
— Erin Biglow
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