Heartthrob actor Idris Elba ended the dreams of fans worldwide this weekend by proposing to his girlfriend Sabrina Dhowre at a screening of his new movie.
Before cast and crew got to see the preview of Yardie, at Rio Cinema in Dalston, east London, Idris took to the stage to propose – and Sabrina said yes, according to cinema staff, who shared the news on Twitter.
“Still five days to go to Valentine’s Day,” read the post, “but @idriselba got down on one knee and proposed to his girlfriend live on stage this morning before a preview of his film #Yardie.”
After one person responded: “Whaaaa @idriselba, but did she say yes?!!!”, the cinema replied: “She said yes and there was much clapping and cheering.”
Other fans who witnessed the event took to Twitter to share their excitement.
The 42-year-old Luther actor has been dating beauty queen Sabrina, 29, since they met while Idris was filming The Mountain Between Us with Kate Winslet in Canada last year.
He later told The Jess Cagle Interview: “Falling in love while making a movie about falling in love is pretty special.”
Sabrina is a former Miss Vancouver and a model.
Idris shared a snap of the beautiful couple on his Instagram as they enjoyed a basketball game in America recently.
The impending marriage will be the third for Idris, and first for Sabrina.
He was married to Hanne ‘Kim’ Norgaard from 1999 until 2003, and to Sonya Nicole Hanklin in 2006 for just six months.
Idris has a 15-year-old daughter, Isan, with Kim and a three-year-old son named Winston whose mother is his former girlfriend Naiyana Garth.
Entertainment Daily contacted Idris’s publicists for a comment on his reported engagement but are yet to receive a response.
Gangster film Yardie is Idris’s directorial debut and he also appears in a supporting role.
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