Idris Elba ‘Dumped His Second Wife For The Sake Of Career’
Tuesday - 19/04/2016 05:10
Idris Elba’s second wife, who he was married to briefly in 2006, claims he dumped her for his work.
The 43-year-old actor – recently split f-rom Naiyana Garth, the mother of his two-year-old son – was married to Sonya Hamlin for just a few weeks before they split up.
She told the Mail On Sunday: “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.
“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! It wasn’t the right look’ – that’s what they were telling him. I wanted to save the marriage.”
Despite the split, Sonya, below – who married Elba, above, in Las Vegas – insisted she would be happy for the actor if he decided to marry again as she just wants the best for him.
She added about Elba, who was also married to make-up artist Hanne Norgaard f-rom 1999 to 2003: “I’d be happy for him if he got married again, and he genuinely loved that person.
“I’m not a jealous person. I want him to be happy, just like I’m sure he wants me to be happy. I don’t think he’s ever going to have a problem being lonely.”