Idris Elba has got engaged to girlfriend Sabrina Dhowre, 29, after he proposed to his now fiancée on the morning of February 10.
The 45-year-old Luther actor asked his lover to marry him in the most unexpected way possible, as he got down on one knee in front of friends, family, colleagues, and cinema-goers, at the screening of his new film Yardie, which marks Idris’ directorial debut, at Rio Cinema in London’s Dalston.
The venue confirmed the exciting news on Twitter with a photograph of Idris looking rather pleased with himself, alongside 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 (sic).”
Onlookers have confirmed Idris’s future wife accepted his offer and said yes.
One social media user tweeted: “She said yes and there was much clapping and cheering. (Sic).”
Another shared: “At cast & crew screening of @YARDIES & @IdrisElba just proposed to his girlfriend Sabrina!! Big Congrats to you both!! (sic).”