Idris Elba Gets Called out by Second Ex Wife

In an interview with The Sun, Sonya Hamlin claims Idris was happy to be with her until his career started to pick up steam.

OK! Magazine writes:

IDRIS Elba’s ex-wife has claimed he split up with her when pals told him the marriage would ruin his career because it was not “the right look”.

Sonya Hamlin met the Jungle Book star in 2006, just as he’d finished his breakthrough role in The Wire – 3 years after his divorce from his first wife with whom he has a daughter Isan, now 15.

The pair married 3 months later, but then Idris dumped her just 6 weeks after tying the knot in Las Vegas.

And Sonya claims the break-up was all down to his friends.

Speaking out for the first time, the lawyer told The Sun on Sunday: “We were madly in love. But Idris was getting a lot of flak for getting married and being married.

“Everyone was like ‘Dude, you’re the hottest sex symbol’.

“I know people were telling him he was going to ruin his career. He was being told it was an important part of his career to be a single s*x symbol in Hollywood and that being married would damage that.

“Some people used to say, ‘Why her?’

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  1. I know he’s a bit of a dog but seriously why does this matter and why is she talking about something that happened years ago? Because he’s a success now? Lady get a life and move on already. His acting talent doesn’t have anything to do with his past relationships.

  2. They are really trying to hurt this man’s career and I think his exes are petty for helping the media do it. Ain’t most of the leading white actors in Hollywood hoes and messy in relationships too? I mean George Clooney JUST got married but I’ve never seen the media dig up his exes and ask them what took him so long to get married. Idris only owes us one thing and that is bringing it in every acting role he gets and he does that. Anything else ain’t that important.

  3. I believe her but she should be thankful they did divorce because Idris don’t do much more than break hearts. She could have been the one he left while pregnant.

  4. I’m sure he’s not the only actor who has a past of hurting a lot of women he dated. So I’m not sure why The Daily Mail and The Sun are being so dramatic. Should he do better? Yes. But to keep throwing this out here when his movies start getting some shine is messed up.

  5. I’m not sure I buy this. The most successful black actors are married. In fact them being married (to black women) has helped their images. I don’t think Idris left her for his image. I think he left because he got bored quickly and that seems to be a pattern with him. Some men love love until they get the itch for something new.

  6. She has to let that hurt go. She ain’t the only woman in the world who got left by a man and didn’t see it coming. Idris obviously has commitment issues so I don’t understand why she thinks we need to keep hearing from her every week. Let it go. She’s been feeding the media stories for the last several months. And I don’t care. I will still be seeing Jungle Book this week.

  7. This again? They can run these Idris stories to the ground and it still won’t hurt his career. Especially since a lot of his white peers don’t treat women any better and no one seems to bat an eyelash.

  8. If that’s all true,then I’m really disappointed in Elba.How can one leave his girl on other people’s assumptions?

  9. But didn’t he go public with his baby mama? I just think he doesn’t like committing to anyone for a long period of time. If a baby and marriage can’t keep him, maybe women just need to accept he’s a good lay and nothing more.

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