The stigma to maintain an active single life to prosper in the entertainment industry has ruined the personal lives of many people. In the pursuit to excel in Hollywood, the British actor Idris Elba chooses to sacrifice his love with the former wife, Sonya Hamlin.
Sonya Nicole Hamlin is the real estate lawyer and blooming on her career in London. She is known for her low-key life away from the limelight. She owned a property law firm and had more than ten employees working under her.
Shared Wedding Vows In Vegas; Met Through Mutual Friend
Sonya met her then boyfriend in 2005 through their mutual friend. He had just finished his role in The Wire as a Stringer Bell that time. They enjoyed the romantic perks of life and started living together in Maryland afterward.
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The couple was enjoying their time on the Vegas and were not planning to get married. They had been madly in love for several months and didn’t hesitate to take their relationship to the next level.
Sonya poses with her then lover Idris (Photo: Dailymail.co.uk)
She shared her wedding vows with her then partner during a beautiful sunset on 9 April 2006 in Kittle White Wedding Chapel in Las Vegas. Estate agent Daniel Krastev was the only eyewitness of the ceremony and took the pictures of the newlywed couple. Rev. Belinda Rhodes married the couple.
As per bet.com of 19 April 2016, she said that they enjoyed a super close and normal relationship. They went on normal dates like dinner and movies. They usually had fun in the house most of the time. The American cook also said that her then-beau was a good cook. He loved Eggs and porridge and would cook Jamaican foods as well. She further added that the Thor actor loved ackee and saltfish.
Her marital bliss started to turn sour in no time. She was blooming on her law practice whereas; her husband was struggling to get a good job. Then the distance between then started to widen rapidly.
Divorced After Less Than A Year Of Getting Married
The American real estate lawyer Sonya Hamlin, age 46, has divorced her former husband after just six weeks together. Reportedly the split was hard on her because she cared for him when they broke up. She filed the divorce in Maryland in June 2006 by paying 83 pounds. She even claimed that she was drunk during her wedding with Luther star at Vegas Chapel.
According to The Sun, Idris dumped Sonya in just six weeks following their lavish wedding. In an interview with The Sun, she stated that the estranged duo was madly in love, but her then-husband was a subject of hostility due to his marriage with several ladies.
The lawyer further added that Idris was told to become a sex symbol in Hollywood and some people even asked the questions towards his married life with her. The upset actor was also searching for his freedom after being bombarded with several questions.
She also blamed the friends of Idris for the separation between them as they told that she was a bad omen for his acting career. She then talked about the successful married life of Denzel Washington and added,
"I couldn’t understand how it would damage his career because I saw actors like Denzel Washington be successfully married. But I don’t think those actor’s wives are running law firms."
Her short period of married life with Idris started fading its fragrances shortly after he began to feel insecure about his stardom and career. His friends convinced him to maintain his single life for a successful movie career.
Further, in an interview with Daily Mail on 16 April 2016, she said that,
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 has always been supportive of her former lover and his achievements. She is on good terms with her former better half even after the breakup. She tweeted on 18 January 2012 and conveyed her special congrats to dearest friend Idris on his Golden Globe award in BBC America. She referred to him as a dear friend even after the six years of their divorce. Even though the career had drifted them apart, the former lover still has some love left in their heart.
Idris Elba, age 45, is not new to divorces. As per his family is concerned, he has a daughter Isan of age 16 with his first wife, Hanne Kim Norgaard. He also has another son Winston from his former girlfriend, Naiyana Garth. The American actor is now engaged to model Sabrina Dhowre since 10 February 2018 in London.
Sonya Hamlin was born in 1974 in the United States as per wiki. She holds an American nationality and belongs to mixed ethnicity.
She filed for bankruptcy in 2009 and lives in a house costing 400,000 pounds in Maryland. She studied law in London.