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Idris Elba ‘Dumped His Second Wife For The Sake Of Career’

Tuesday - 19/04/2016 05:10

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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.

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“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.

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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.”

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