You probably heard the news over the weekend that actor and bae in your head, Idris Elba, proposed to girlfriend Sabrina Dhowre at a screening of his film, Yardie, in London:
It was a surprise to many, especially since the 45-year-old actor said in the past that he didn’t see himself marrying again. But alas, here we are:
When you turn up to the #Yardie screening with @sainoutalent clients @adnanmust @akin.gazi and the director @idriselba steals the show with a #marriageproposal #congratulations #love #marriage
A post shared by David Marsden (@agentmarsden) on Feb 10, 2018 at 6:46am PST
Despite the fact that many of Elba’s fans are nursing broken hearts, a number are also excited for him. Dhowre has seemingly made him very happy, enough to make him go public with his relationship in ways that he has never done before. But no one is probably more ecstatic than Dhowre. The 29-year-old celebrated the good news on her Instagram and made it clear that she’s on cloud nine:
Baby! I can’t tell you enough how happy you make me and how lucky I feel to have found a love like this, you make my heart feel so full. I love you. Forever will always feel to short. #imsuchacheeseball @idriselba
A post shared by Sabrina Dhowre (@sabrinadhowre) on Feb 12, 2018 at 1:13am PST
The actor and the former beauty queen, who was crowned Miss Vancouver in 2014, have been seeing each other since 2017. This will be the third marriage for Elba. He was previously married to makeup artist, Haane Norgaard, and they share 15-year-old daughter Isan. He also was wed to lawyer Sonya Hamlin for a short time. Elba shares a son named Winston with makeup artist Naiyana Garth, and the child is three.
The couple first stepped out together publicly at the premier of The Mountain Between Us back in September. In retrospect, Elba told PEOPLE it was quite the experience for the both of them.