People say celebrity marriages don’t last but that’s a fallacy of generalized opinion (argumentum ad populum).
There are celebrities who have remained stuck to their partners through the years in faithfulness – maybe only a few.
Idris Elba’s second wife Sonya Hamlin revealed that the famous actor dumped her a few weeks after their marriage in 2006 for the sake of his career. At that time, Elba’s career was at the evolving stage.
She had a hearty talk with the Mail on Sunday: “People were telling him he was going to ruin his career. He was being told it was an important part of his image to be a single sex symbol in Hollywood and being married would damage that.
“It was very sad. Idris and I were madly in love, but he was getting a lot of flak for being married. Everyone was like, ‘Dude, you’re the hottest sex symbol! It wasn’t the right look’, that’s what they were telling him. I wanted to save the marriage.
She confessed that she understood the hard decisions he had to make. She also added that she would be happy for Elba if he decides to marry again, she just wants the best for him.
“I’d be happy for him if he got married again, and he genuinely loved that person. I’m not a jealous person. I want him to be happy, just like I’m sure he wants me to be happy. I don’t think he’s ever going to have a problem being lonely.”
The 43-year-old actor has recently split from Naiyana Garth who has a two-year-old son for him.
He also got married to a make-up artist Hanne Norgaard, a marriage that lasted between 1999 to 2003.