Idris Elba proposed to his girlfriend, Sabrina Dhowre, over the weekend and the two sparked quite the buzz on the Internet.
Elba’s fans immediately hopped on Twitter with hilarious tweets about the heartthrob after officially being off the market.
Loni Love Mourns
Comedian and cohost of the daytime talk show The Real Loni Love might have taken the cake with her response. She posted photos of herself in place of other women who had taken photos with Elba from a photo collage. In one picture, she actually posed next to a picture of the actor. She showed appreciation for her fans who sent “their condolences” to Love in light of the news.
Thxs everyone for all your condolences... Congrats to @idriselba on his engagement..listening to “I’ll be There” when drinking bottomless Mimosas... #idrisisoffthemarket pic.twitter.com/MWQ7tYRDqO — Loni Love (@LoniLove) February 10, 2018
In another tweet, she settled for being a flower girl but then posted a video of a woman crashing a wedding.
Will be the Flower girl and singer at @idriselba and #SabrinaDhowre wedding #congrats pic.twitter.com/9HtfpLBx8r — Loni Love (@LoniLove) February 12, 2018
Fans Share Their Heartbreak
One fan was many of those who pointed out that Elba once said he would never tie the knot again after his first two marriages ended. Still, his now-fiancée clearly was able to change his mind somehow. The fan went on to ask how they can get such “sauce.”
Idris Elba’s girl managed to get a proposal out of him despite him vowing to never marry again. Where can I buy such sauce? — kadi (@kxdilu) February 10, 2018
Another woman shared her hilarious response and questioned why there wasn’t a ring on her finger after she heard Elba popped the question.
just read "idris elba proposed to his girlfriend" so why do i not see the ring on my finger — hattie (@hattiesoykan) February 10, 2018
One guy even stepped in and said he gave his wife the side eye after her heartbreaking reaction to the news.
My wife seemed a lil too gutted when I told her Idris Elba was off the market... — Cyrus McQueen (@CyrusMMcQueen) February 10, 2018
A fan put out her own press release and said Elba’s future wife is the same age as her. She asked for her followers to give her some personal time. “I will not be taking any questions,” she stated.
idris elba is engaged to someone the same age as me. please respect my privacy in this difficult time, i will not be taking any questions. pic.twitter.com/Tdquo4RoUx — Syar S. Alia (@syarsalia) February 10, 2018
One fan had no words and used a gif of a child crying to express her emotions.
Idris Elba has proposed
Me: pic.twitter.com/zh0k1WYbpD — Seyi Akiwowo (@seyiakiwowo) February 10, 2018
Another did the same but showed actress Sanaa Lathan in a wedding dress wondering where her groom is.
Finding out that Idris Elba got engaged but it wasn't to me pic.twitter.com/atiK1ygANG — Miss L.A.P. (@NyawalTut) February 10, 2018
One fan hinted she was gazing at a photo of Elba as she listened to one of Celine Dion’s greatest and most emotional hits.
No I’m not crying and staring longingly at a picture of Idris Elba while listening to “My Heart Will Go On.” Why do you ask? — Julie Kedzie (@julesk_fighter) February 10, 2018
Check out more hilarious responses below.
Is Idris Elba divorced yet? — A. Nicole (@ladylikedeuce) February 12, 2018
This the 3rd time Idris Elba been engaged so I’m not even gonna trip. I’ll just wait my turn. I’m the 4th wife — Kelly Alexandria (@_loveKelly) February 12, 2018
So Idris Elba got engaged huh. I’m ok, I’m fine. pic.twitter.com/PLE0dnpEI6 — Fatou Njie (@melanin_bape) February 12, 2018
Idris Elba proposed to his girlfriend and I am so heartbroken because I thought he was my man — medusa (@caitlinlee_) February 12, 2018
Me finding out @idriselba got engaged and it wasn’t to me ... pic.twitter.com/F4RklU17Gk — Alexis (@alexissyarb) February 12, 2018
A Shocking Proposal
Elba proposed to Dhowre Saturday just ahead of the screening for the film Yardie. The movie marks his first time sitting in the director’s chair. The big moment took place at the Rio Cinema in London. An attendee shared a clip of Elba’s big moment that clearly took everyone by surprise.
The two met during the making of his film The Mountain Between Us that was released last year. It was taped in Canada.
The theatre was one of the first to speak on the news.
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 pic.twitter.com/XRtca1xcv0 — Rio Cinema (@riocinema) February 10, 2018
Dhowre confirmed the news of the engagement on her own Instagram.
Baby! I can’t tell you enough how happy you make me and how lucky I feel to have found a love like this, you make my heart feel so full. I love you. Forever will always feel to short. #imsuchacheeseball @idriselba A post shared by Sabrina Dhowre (@djgotback) on Feb 12, 2018 at 1:13am PST