Who is Sonya Nicole Hamlin? All About Idris Elba Ex-Wife

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!

Marriage with Idris Elba

Sonya Nicole Hamlin 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.


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.

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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