Idris Elba tests positive for coronavirus


Idris Elba has tested positive for COVID-19, he announced Monday.

In a video shared to Twitter, Elba said he learned on Friday that he’d been exposed to someone who’d tested positive for the virus.

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Although he has not exhibited symptoms, he immediately self-quarantined after learning of the exposure, he added.

This morning I tested positive for Covid 19. I feel ok, I have no symptoms so far but have been isolated since I found out about my possible exposure to the virus. Stay home people and be pragmatic. I will keep you updated on how I’m doing

 No panic
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The actor’s wife, Sabrina Dhowre, appeared alongside him in the video, and Elba said that she has not yet been tested and is doing “OK.”

“This is serious. Now’s the time to really think about social distancing, washing your hands. Beyond that, there are people out there who aren’t showing symptoms and that can easily spread it,” he said. “We’ve told our families. They’re very supportive. We’ve told our colleagues. And transparency’s probably the best thing for this right now. If you’re feeling ill, or you feel like you should be tested or you’ve been exposed , then do something about it. It’s really important.”

Ellen DeGeneres..
Sending you so much love, Idris.❤

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Viola Davis..
You got this Idris!! Sending prayers but already answered! Love to you❤
Halle Berry..
Ugh. Stay safe and strong, we’re with you!! Heart suit
He’ll be fine, that’s the only energy I’m putting into the universe. Growing heart🙌🏿Growing heart
Frederick Joseph..
Thanks for being a leader and sharing this, Idris. More people need to be taking COVID19 seriously.

Any of us can be impacted. Get well soon.

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Bye single ladies! Idris Elba is engaged

Idris Elba is now engaged to his beauty queen girlfriend.

The handsome actor, 45, was seen getting down on bended knee to pop the question to Sabrina Dhowre, 29, on Friday evening ahead of a screening of his latest film Yardie at Rio cinema, Dalston.

The Luther star, who claimed marriage was off the cards just six months ago after two divorces, couldn’t contain his joy for the special moment as his emotional other half said ‘yes’. 

Clearly taken by surprise, Sabrina was seen emotionally holding her hands up to her face while Idris popped up to give her a warm hug.

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After accepting his proposal, the smitten pair lent in for a passionate kiss before he popped the ring on her finger.

Rio cinema were quick to congratulate Idris and Sabrina on their engagement and the glamorous venue shared the couple’s happy news with their Twitter followers.

They posted: ‘Another @Riocinemafirst! Still 5 days to Valentines Day but @idriselba went down on one knee and proposed to his girlfriend live on stage this morning before a preview of his film #Yardie.’ (sic)

Yardie is a British crime thriller, adapted from the 1993 novel of the same name, and the actor’s directorial debut.

Idris and Miss Dhowre, who won Miss Vancouver in 2014, made their red carpet debut as a couple in September 2017.

But the newly engaged lovebirds were said to have been dating for seven months before going public with the throes of their love.

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The wedding bells may come as a surprise to many as Idris got down on one knee just six months after he vowed he would never walk down the aisle again.

He told ESSENCE magazine in July 2017: ‘Am I ever gonna get remarried? I don’t think so. Yeah, I don’t think so. Marriage is an institution of sorts. And I’ve done it. It’s not for everybody. It’s not my life’s calling.’

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The director gave a rare glimmer into his private life when he confessed falling in love while making a movie was ‘pretty special’ in recent months.

He was filming The Mountain Between Us alongside Titanic’s Kate Winslet in Canada when he found himself smitten with beauty queen Sabrina.

Of their romance, he told People’s ‘The Jess Cagle Interview’: ‘Falling in love while making a movie about falling in love is pretty special.

‘It definitely got noticed because I try to keep my personal life different. I think it’s an interesting space, especially for her. She’d never done a red carpet before and I tend not to do that. It was nice actually.’


It is actor’s first public relationship since he split with make-up artist Naiyana Garth, with whom he shares his three-year-old son Winston.

Idris tied the knot with Hanne Norgaard in a romantic ceremony but their four-year marriage came to an end in 2003.

The former flames, who share teenage daughter Isan, broke down when the make-up artist failed to adjust to their new life together in the US.

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Idris found love again with property lawyer Sonya Hamlin in 2006 but the exes went their separate ways for good shortly after.