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Idris Elba is dating a Somali model

Idris Elba is out here playing games with our hearts, yet again.

The 45-year-old actor had people speculating that he was seeing someone new after being spotted out in Manchester with a young woman who didn’t give us friend vibes. As it turns out, that young woman is former Miss Vancouver (2014) Sabrina Dhowre, who definitely is the star’s new lady.

Elba introduced Dhowre, 29, as his girlfriend while attending the Toronto International Film Festival premiere of his new movie The Mountain Between Us. Two days prior, he stepped out with the beauty at the TIFF premiere of his other film, Molly’s Game, but he actually went out of his way to verbally introduce her while they were speaking to press at TMBU event:

“This is my beautiful girlfriend,” he told Canada’s etalk.

And according to the New York Post‘s Page Six, a source told the publication that the two have been dating for about seven months.

“It’s believed Idris and Sabrina have been dating for around seven months,” the source said. “They’re having a great time getting to know each other and Idris feels strongly enough about Sabrina for them to be talked about in public. Having her on his arm on a red carpet shows how serious he is about her as he doesn’t do these things lightly. He usually likes to keep that side of his life private but he’s proud to show Sabrina off on his arm. It’s been a different story for Sabrina, who has uploaded several pictures of Idris to her Snapchat account.”

The model, who is of Somali descent, is Elba’s latest romantic partner. If you’ll recall, he dated Naiyana Garth, the mother of his son Winston, and Elba was previously married to lawyer Sonya Hamlin and makeup artist Hanne Norgaard, the mother of his daughter, Isan.

This red carpet couple’s debut comes after Elba told Essence in the August issue that he didn’t see himself marrying again.

“Am I ever gonna get remarried? I don’t think so,” he said. “Marriage is an institution of sorts, and I’ve done it. It’s not for everybody. It’s not my life’s calling.”

We’ll see if Dhowre can change that.

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