Elba, 43, proposed to Dhowre,30, in February 2018.
He said in an interview that it 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.”
He originally wanted to do it on Valentine’s Day, but that didn’t work out, so he popped the question at the screening of a film he directed, Yardie. As for why he fell in love with Dhwore after meeting her in 2017, he said,
“She makes me laugh and we share common goals. She makes me happy,” he said. “She makes me celebrate my successes and when I’m not too sure about stuff, she makes me think.”
This marks Elba’s third marriage. He was married to Hanne ‘Kim’ Norgaard from 1999 until 2003. The two have 16-year-old daughter, Isan, together.
He married Sonya Nicole Hanklin in 2006. He is also father to Winston, 3, with his ex-girlfriend Naiyana Garth.
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