Sonya Nicole Hamlin though popularly known as the ex-wife of super hot actor and sex symbol Idris Elba, is an American real-estate lawyer in her own rights. Sonya and Idris met sometime in 2005 and after dating for a while decided to make their union official in an elaborate yet secret ceremony in Las Vegas. Sadly, the couple’s union ended in a divorce just a few months after. Sources say that their different career ambitions was one of the factors that led to their divorce. Although they are no longer an item, they remained very good friends. Idris has long moved on but questions have been rife about whether Sonya is dating anyone at the moment. Explore this article to learn more about her.
Sonya Nicole Hamlin Bio – Who is Idris Elba’s Ex-Wife?
It is no news that most celebrity marriages in this recent generation don’t have a happy end. When the news of Idris’ union with Sonya got out, there were quite a number of the actor’s fans who loved what they heard. Little did they know, that in the nearest future, their happiness would be cut short.
As regarding the facts of Sonya’s birth, formative years and immediate family details, they are readily not available. Having said that, we wouldn’t be mistaken to say that if Sonya Nicole Hamlin hadn’t tied the knot with the famous actor, you and I wouldn’t have known her. From the obvious, she is a very private person.
Sonya was introduced to Idris Elba in 2005 by a mutual friend. At the time, she was at the prime of her career as a lawyer, she had an office and was the boss of over 8 employees. Meanwhile, on the actor’s part, he was struggling with getting over the heartbreak from his former love affair with a certain Desiree Newberry having been divorced from Hanne Norgaard who he shares a son with.
Despite their messy personal lives in that period, Sonya Nicole Hamlin and Idris Elba decided to give love a chance, thus, they started dating. Soon they took things up a notch and moved in together at the actors home in Maryland. Months passed by and they seemed to have blended well into each others’ lives, so they decided to make their union maritally official. The two got married on April 9, 2006, at the Kittle White wedding chapel in Las Vegas. Sadly, their love tale later went sour soon after they went official and nosedived to the land of napily never after.
Often times when interviewed about her union with Idris Elba, Nicole doesn’t hide the fact that she loved him truly but had to choose her career over her marriage. Before their marriage went sour, they were often seen displaying massive PDA on the red carpet and wherever. But just four months after their love tango, Sonya Nicole Hamlin filed for a divorce from her then-husband but her request was denied by the Maryland courthouse since the law says marriage has to be up to a year before it could be annulled; but that didn’t stop the lawyer. She went ahead to employ one of her kind with claims that she was drunk on her wedding day and was not totally aware of her surroundings. With these claims, her marriage was successfully annulled.
Despite being the one who took the bull by the horn, Sonya Nicole Hamlin was totally affected by her separation from her ex-husband. She went into depression and enveloped herself with work. Meanwhile, through all this, Idris Elba hit his big break and became a sex symbol in Hollywood, a position he couldn’t hold while married.
Sonya was sad about their separation but still stood by her reasons decision. It was not until after a decade of their separation that the lady decided to publicly state the reasons behind their breakup.
Is She Dating Anyone?
It is no news that Idris Elba remained single for a long time after his divorce from Sonya Nicole Hamlin. But that is no longer the case as he is currently engaged to his most recent girlfriend Sabrina Dhowre. Sonya on her own part is still single and there are no records showing that she has moved on any other partner. She is currently assumed to be single.