Idris Elba's Marriage Ruined When He Became Homeless


Idris Elba


The former star of 'The Wire' shares his bitter experience when he struggled to find a job and ended being homeless which then cost him his marriage.

Former "The Wire" star Idris Elba was left homeless during the breakdown of his marriage. The British actor was wed to Dormowa Sherman and they have a seven-year-old daughter, Isan, together. 37-year-old Elba admits the relationship unraveled while he was struggling to find work, and he ended up sleeping in his car while he attempted to land an acting job.

He tells Britain's Now magazine, "I was going through a really tough time some years ago. I couldn't get an acting job and my marriage was in a horrible place, so I ended up homeless. I slept rough in my brown Chevrolet Astro van for eight weeks."

And Idris Elba recently kicked start his acting career by documenting troubles which are faced by youth of modern Britain. On his project, he shared, "I grew up around people who have gone through hardship and crime and I knew people who were criminals. My character in The Wire harvests kids who have come out of school and into crime. But there are a lot of talented kids out there who just need a foot in the door."

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Comments

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    sleepless in kuala l
    Aug 15, 2013

    Dear Idris... Pacific Rim.... Awesome! Future 007....Absolutely

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    Rakeem
    Jan 22, 2013

    Itres Elba should divorce. Kim Elba.

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    sweet pea
    Nov 28, 2012

    They might as well give u their bra size lol since they selling themselves lol how's your ego since u have women falling at your feet I pray u have discernment most r after the money and looks people need to learn to discern and realize what they need not want going after what u want will only leave u lonely in the long run flesh is fading but the spirit is everlasting stay humble God will bring down the ones whom exalt themselves and exalt the.humble just wanted to share some word with u I'm on my way to drake hospital for therapy had a massive stroke due to a on the job accident gotta go for rehab one love Idris

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    sweet pea
    Nov 28, 2012

    Sorry my keyboard didn't put the b in your name my apologies b encouraged Mr Elbaim not gonna b the easy type and sale myself like the rest of these women I can't and won't money isn't important to me just how I'm treated and if he's saved that's most important in life and death keep up the good work where can your music b purchased like the style slight reggae nice nice voicetoo

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    sweet pea
    Nov 28, 2012

    That's awful that she left she wasn't really for u if she was she would have stayed when I marry it's for life I'm saved in Christ no matter what I'm gonna stay and support my husband as long as he's saved I won't marry none that's not saved in Christ no matter who it is or how good they look including u idris stay up Mr el a

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    lola
    Sep 18, 2012

    I'm from Argentina and I want to be Mrs Idris Elba :) love him, he's so sexy ....

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    TEE
    Aug 29, 2012

    OH IDRIS ELDA U ARE SUPER GORGEOUS IM AVAILABLE FOR U

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    black Proud
    Jul 30, 2012

    I've seen Luther and I'am proud.Untill now never seen a black leader-actor on BBC. Wish you good luck.

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    CeeJay
    Jul 11, 2012

    Mr. Elba is an awesome actor - even in roles that you dont't like to see him play [Stringer] he still captures you and draws you in. Hope to see more of him on the big screen. See is Luther series - he is dynamic! Mr. Elba puts me in the mind of a man I once loved dearly.

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    younan
    Jul 05, 2012

    JE T ADORE

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    Miss Y
    Feb 01, 2012

    Idris man, you are so handsome. You are great at what you do, i first saw you on that No1 Woman Detective series with Jill Scott. i hope you play James Bond:-)

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    LuCky
    Oct 16, 2011

    I think this Kim Elba is a liar. He wasn't married to her.

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    doodoobrown
    Oct 10, 2011

    I tell you women dont understand a thing...all they want to see is success but they dont know a damn thing about getting there

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    JOSIE A
    Jul 16, 2011

    hi

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    lee
    Jul 11, 2011

    U r the best actor n damn sexy

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    lisa lisa
    Jun 12, 2011

    Hi Idris i just wanted to let you know what a great actor you are and how much i adore you i think that what ever woman let you go is a fool you are a beautiful person far as i can see and i wish you all the success in the world..hugs and kisses sweetheart.

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    McDONALDS
    May 09, 2011

    TRUE TALENT IS SEEN WHEN IT IS REAL, WE CAN ALL CONFIRM THAT THE HANSON AND TALENTED AFRICAN AMERICAN ACTOR DESERVES MORE THAN JUST A PASSIVE PART IN HIS ACTING CAREER, WHAT A LOST FOR THE BRITISH MOVIE INDUSTRY, IDRIS DESERVES MORE,,,,,,,BRAVO ELBA

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    nelly
    Jan 16, 2011

    im from south africa and i just think ure a versitile actor and u should definately do sometin about wat i said.. we luv u here.

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    Ebony
    Jan 04, 2011

    Well she sure was a f00l t0 leave y0u!!!! i kn0w l00ks aren't everything but DAMN can y0u say FINE t0 the tenth p0wer!!!! Call me anyday ill marry y0u :) l0lllll

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    tootie
    Dec 15, 2010

    idris elba you is one sex man i love to see all your movies so i would like to know is you marrage or not have you fine ms right i just wont to know

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    kitty
    Nov 22, 2010

    It's not Dormowa Sherman, it was Kim Elba.

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    jenny
    Sep 14, 2010

    May u find true love idris and God bless ue little lady.

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    tee218
    Sep 09, 2010

    I love u I love ur wk i think u r the sexiest man alive and yes ladies im a groupie loved him since The Wire as Stringer Bell

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    MissLouisiana
    Sep 06, 2010

    HAPPY HAPPY BIRTHDAY MR. ELBA.....WISHING U A BLESSED DAY...ENJOY!

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    Kortes
    Sep 02, 2010

    I love u n I love ur acting, its tops man keep on doing the grt work! God bless n grant u with more! Ur just brilliant!

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    MissLouisiana
    Sep 01, 2010

    You are a very talented man, and good things come to good people; with that being said, I wish you nothing but success and happiness in your endeavors.

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    Obsessed Myself! LOL
    Aug 03, 2010

    I am a Latina woman and have never dated men other than Latin men but boy oh boy does Idris do something for me, he is a hottie! I LOVED him in the movie Daddy's Girls and Obsessed, now I am going to have to check him out in the other movies he stars in, you are a great actor and I pray for your continued success! Muay!

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    babygirl
    Jul 24, 2010

    hmmmm marriage is for better or worst look now you are a great success congrats to you continue to be the greates father god bless!

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    Shelia
    Jul 24, 2010

    Idris is sure to exceed higher than his own expectations. I can definitely relate to his experience somewhat, as I went through a similiar ordeal. Although, I believed in someone more than himself, and when everything moved in a positive direction, more problems came with more money. I'm praying for Idris and his daughter, for their happiness and his success.

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