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We hate to be the bearers of bad news – especially on a Monday – but it looks like Idris Elba is officially engaged to girlfriend Sabrina Dhowre, thus breaking the hearts of millions of women worldwide.

Idris Elba was a true gentleman, and got down on one knee during a screening of Yardie – which also marks his directorial debut – at the Rio Cinema in London last night. And just a few days before Valentine’s Day – what a romantic!

The Rio Cinema couldn’t wait to celebrate the engagement, and took to Twitter to extend its congratulations:

“Another @riocinema first! 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.”

So how long have Idris Elba and former Miss Vancouver Sabrina Dhowre (i.e. the luckiest women on the planet) been together?

According to reports, the pair have been dating since March 2017 after meeting on the set of The Mountain Between Us. They made their red carpet debut back in September at the Toronto Film Festival.

We know we aren’t the only ones a little green with envy. Take some of these Twitter statuses for example…


Just found out Idris Elba is engaged. Please keep me in your prayers during this difficult time.


just read “idris elba proposed to his girlfriend” so why do i not see the ring on my finger


I’m really hurt by Idris Elba’s actions. When I met him a while back, he shook my hand and said “cheers.” I thought that meant he would wait for me

We empathise!

Jealousy aside – huge congratulations to the very happy couple!