AceShowbiz - Idris Elba's fiancee has cleared up reports suggesting the couple is secretly married after the actor and DJ referred to her as his "wife" online.
The "Thor" star has been engaged to Sabrina Dhowre for almost a year, but he had some fans wondering if they had quietly exchanged vows after calling her his spouse in an Instagram video clip posted on Friday, February 01, when he discussed his facial hair preferences.
"There's a reason why black men love facial hair," the 46-year-old told fans. "It's a kind of like, shape thing. Whenever I have to shave off my facial hair, it's like, what...?".
Idris, who is currently filming the movie adaptation of hit stage musical "Cats", went on to explain that he's learning to "appreciate" the shape of his face as he grows older, but that doesn't mean he likes rocking the clean-cut look, especially when he has little choice in the matter.
"Every now and again as I get older I just have to appreciate it...," he said. "But now, man, I'm missing my s**ts right now. I'm making a movie at the moment where they (filmmakers) insisted, based on the special effects, that you had to shave it, but - whoa - struggling. I always struggled with this bit between my nose and my top lip. It's like massive, you know what I mean? But anyway, some people like it, but a lot don't, like my wife."
The brief reference sent gossips into a spin, but Sabrina has now spoken out to clarify their relationship status, revealing they are close to tying the knot, but have yet to say, "I do."
"Our wedding is coming up soon and I'm really looking forward to it," the 29-year-old bride-to-be told Britain's Metro outlet.
Idris and model Sabrina met in 2017, while he was on location in Canada for survival movie "The Mountain Between Us".
The marriage will be the actor's third after previous failed unions to make-up artist Hanne Norgaard, and real estate attorney Sonya Nicole Hamlin.
He has a 17-year-old daughter named Isan with Norgaard, and shares four-year-old son Winston with his ex-girlfriend Naiyana Garth, from whom he split in 2016.