Idris Elba and his wife Sabrina Dhowre are now parents to a baby boy.
The 47-year-old actor made the surprise revelation during an interview with ET Canada that he and the Somali model have welcomed a baby boy.
Idris Elba, who is also a father to Isan, 18, and Winston, 6, from previous relationships, was promoting his new movie, ‘Concrete Cowboy’ at the Toronto International Film Festival on Sunday.
“It really resonates with me, I’m a father of two boys, and definitely I can’t wait for my youngest to see this film,” he shared while discussing the importance of the film, though he didn’t reveal the little one’s name.
Idris Elba and Sabrina Dhowre first began dating around March 2017 before he popped the question at the London screening of his film Yardie in February 2018, reports PopSugar.
The pair eventually made things official with a gorgeous wedding in Morocco a year later.
The news of Idris Elba’s baby comes months after the couple tested positive to COVID-19. The actor was reportedly filming a movie in New Mexico during that time, but Dhowre flew by his side once she heard the diagnosis.
“As soon as I heard that Idris was potentially exposed, I mean, I was on my way anyway, I wanted to be with him,” she said while speaking to Oprah Winfrey on her TV special Oprah Talks COVID-19.
“I think that’s an instinct as a wife. You just want to go and take care.”
“We didn’t change the way we interacted. I could have made a decision to put myself maybe in a separate room or stay away, and I’m sure that people are making those decisions that are tough decisions to make. But I made the decision to be with him and still touch him,” Sabrina Dhowre added further.
Dhowre reportedly tested positive few days later, but both have now fully recovered and have urged people to get tested if they feel unwell, reports Celebrity.Nine.
“Transparency is probably the best thing for this right now. If you’re feeling ill and you feel like you should be tested or you’ve been exposed, then do something about it, alright?” Idris Elba said in his Instagram post.
“We live in a divided world, we can all feel it, it’s been bulls–t. But now’s the time for solidarity; it’s the time for thinking about each other.”