From outstanding performances in The Wire, to Luther, to Mandela, Idris Elba has a made huge named for himself in Hollywood, but did it all come at the cost of a marriage?
According to American lawyer Sonya Hamlin, that’s exactly what happened. Reportedly Hamlin and Elba married briefly back in 2006 and the reason for the abrupt split was to further his acting career.
The 44-year-old told The Mail, “People were telling him he was going to ruin his career. 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.” She claims, “It was very sad. Idris and I were madly in love, but he was getting a lot of flak for being married. Everyone was like, “Dude, you’re the hottest sex symbol!”
This comes hot on the heels of news that Idris has split from the mother of his two-year-old son, Naiyana Garth. Coincidence? Elba has not yet commented on the matter to give truth to these allegations.