This is Sonya Hamlin, a beautiful property lawyer and the ‘secret’ second wife to whom Elba was married for just a few brief weeks before, she says, he reached the devastating conclusion that she would get in the way of his career. Today, in her first-ever interview, the 44-year-old gives The Mail on Sunday an unprecedented glimpse into the emotional life and, some might say, the ferocious ambition of Britain’s biggest rising star.‘People were telling him he was going to ruin his career,’ she says.‘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.
He's also breaking into voice acting with roles in Zootopia, The Jungle Book and Finding Dory. He's been dating Naiyana Garth since 2013, although they broke up in early 2016.
Outside of acting, Elba also has a career as DJ Big Driis. After their split was first reported though, they were seen together again on the red carpet at the BAFTA TV Awards in May.
Idris Elba has denied reports that he is dating Madonna, after the queen of pop attended the actor’s first kickboxing fight over the weekend.
Last year, Madonna brought Elba onstage during the Berlin stop of her Rebel Heart tour.
“Madonna is a legend,” he said of the singer at the time.