Golden Globe-winning actor Idris Elba married his longtime girlfriend model Sabrina Dhowre in Morocco on Friday.
Photos shared on British Vogue’s Instagram account feature Dhowre, a former Miss Vancouver, and Elba, the star of “Luther,” exchanging vows at the Ksar Char Bagh hotel in Marrakesh, Morracco.
The wedding comes a year after Elba popped the big question last February on stage at a film screening in London. Elba met Dhowre in Canada, her home country, in 2017 and became acquainted on the set of the drama film “The Mountain Between Us.” Elba previously ruled out marriage following two failed unions, but he’s changed mind.
“The celebrations have been spread out over three days,” according to British Vogue. “Friends and family attended a ‘colors of the Souk’ themed dinner the night before the wedding at the Amanjena.
Elba, named a People magazine “Sexiest Man Alive,” has a loyal following of fans. Some took to social media to congratulate the couple and also to come to terms with Elba no longer being available.
Idris Elba & Sabrina Dhowre are officially married ❤️ pic.twitter.com/GB8tSD6grN
— Black Couples (@blvckcouples) April 27, 2019
This photo is everything! She’s so beautiful, Idris Elba is the lucky one ??? pic.twitter.com/uWK8yU3Lxz
— Hanii (@HaniLee1) April 27, 2019
African connections at all-star nuptials. At his wedding today to Sabrina Dhowre, who is of Somali descent, in Morocco, cinemactor Idris Elba, whose mother is from Ghana and father from Sierra Leone, even chose a suit by British-Ghanaian designer Ozwald Boateng. pic.twitter.com/2cm87GXrpU
— James Hall (@hallaboutafrica) April 27, 2019
It’s hard to process tweets that say Idris Elba got married and you look down and you’re in jeans and a sweater not white Vera Wang.
— Michelle Bhasin (@michellebhasin) April 27, 2019
me finding out Idris Elba got married even though he doesn’t know I exist and I had zero chance of ever being with him. pic.twitter.com/iORmtFrYik
— Tibby (@check_verified) April 27, 2019
Below is a video clip of Davido’s surprise performance at the wedding:
Davido performing at Idris Elba’s wedding in Morocco. pic.twitter.com/dicdL5B8lr
— Africa Facts Zone (@AfricaFactsZone) April 28, 2019