Who is Idris Elba Ex-Wife, Sonya Nicole Hamlin?

Sonya Nicole Hamlin
Date of Birth 1974
Profession Lawyer
Ex-Husband Idris Elba
Net Worth $1.6 Million

Sonya Nicole Hamlin is an American Lawyer. She is famous for her marriage with Idris Elba. But that’s not her whole career. She is actually a successful women.

However, the marriage did manage to boost up her game and the whole story is very strange as well.

In this article, we will provide you some information about Sonya Nicole Hamlin and her relationship with her husband Idris. So, if you are a fan of them, do read this article in full!

Who is Sonya Nicole Hamlin?

There is little to no information about Sonya’s parents, siblings, relatives and her early childhood. But we do know that she was born in the year 1974 and grew up in California.

She also attended a local high school before joining a Law college in London and later in Washington, D.C. Sonya currently works as a lawyer and she enjoys her profession.


Sonya Nicole Hamlin is a full time lawyer right now. As we have already said, she is incredibly successful.

She is working as a property lawyer and owns her own law firm in Maryland where she practices as well.

The thing that Sonya Nicole Hamlin regrets the most is probably her relation with Idris. While the pair had solid connection and fairy tail of a marriage, things did not turn out great later.

The marriage was really unlucky. Just after 4 months of marriage, Idris started to be regarded as a sex symbol in  Hollywood and this made Sonya insecure. With this dynamic, the relationship was doomed to fail.

The divorce was quick, just like the marriage. But the couple had to stay together for a year before being divorced. Also, things turned sour and since the marriage was later considered nonbinding, the divorce was successful.

Sonya is 47 right now and she is not yet married. She is single while Idris is married to Sabrina Dhowre right now and even has a daughter now.

Marriage with Idris Elba

Elba and Sonya met in 2006 through  Elba’s manager. They connected instantly and their relationship kind of started the day they meet. It is very rare to have an instant connection with a person that you have just met.

After their first meeting, Sonya and her husband travelled to Las Vegas to watch a boxing match that featured Floyd Mayweather. The same day, they returned to their hotel room and Idris convinced Sonya to marry him.

Idris purchased the wedding rings at the jewellery shop in their hotel and they got married the next day. Strange right? They just tied the knot without even a function. Non of their friends and families knew about the wedding.

There was only one witness in the ceremony, A real estate agent named Daniel Krastev. The pair had to convince him to be the witness.

This strange and quick wedding is the real reason why Sonya became so famous. The marriage is really a stuff of legends. They went to Jamaica for their honeymoon.

Trouble After Marriage

Sonya and Idris marriage life did not last long, they did divorce just sometime after their marriage life. When Sonya career was all setup on law firm business, Idris was struggling to get the chance to play on big movies.

There was a time when Idris Elba need to choose between Sonya and his Hollywood career, sadly Idris choose his career instead their marriage life.

Sonya also said once that Idris was going for big movies and great career ahead, but at that time we had a daughter and it was really tough decision to leave daughter behind. She also added that Idris used to listen to other guys and mostly to his friends rather than the words from his family.

At the time on the peak career for Idris, he was also claimed as one of the hottest sex symbol of Hollywood which was completely did not match because he was a married man. This kind of things was the main reason of their divorce and they eventually planned to get divorce so that Idris will stay sexiest man again.

The topic of divorce was mutual and Sonya filed divorce case first, but their divorce was problem because only after some years of marriage divorce can be approved.

Due to this reason, Sonya tricked and she hired a lawyer saying she was drunk at the time of marriage and the decision was made while she was drunk.

After many efforts their divorce was finally successful but Hamlin also stated that this stage was very hard journey for her and she was also dealing with many emotional pressure inside her.

Her business was also hit due to the pressure in her mind and most of her time she spent on divorce case, which was another trouble for Sonya.

By now Sonya relationship with another person has not been revealed and there has been no trace that she is dating any other guy, while it is heard that she is still in a touch with Idris and remain very close to each other.

Net Worth

As a lawyer, Sonya has made quite a living. In addition, She owns her own law firm and handles high end clients so, her net worth has also been quite great.

It is estimated that Sonya Hamlin’s net worth is somewhere in the range of $1.6 million. And she will definitely rake in more money in the future.

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