Idris Elba Insists He Will Never Get Married Again: 'It's Not for Everybody'


Sorry, ladies. Idris Elba may never remarry.

The 44-year-old actor looks smokin' hot in a shirtless photo shoot for the August issue of Essence, where he opens up about how his kids keep him young and reveals he won't ever get married again.

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"Am I ever gonna get remarried? I don't think so," Elba tells the magazine. "Yeah, I don't think so. Marriage is an institution of sorts. And I've done it. It's not for everybody. It's not my life's calling."

The Dark Tower
star was married to makeup artist Hanne Norgaard from 1999 to 2003. The two share 15-year-old daughter, Isan. He then married Sonya Nicole Hamlin in 2006, but separated from his second wife after six weeks. Elba also has a 2-year-old son, Winston, with ex-girlfriend Naiyana Garth.


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Elba will star in six projects this year, including season five of Luther, The Dark Tower and Thor: Ragnarok. The heartthrob may have a full plate but he always has time for his two children, who he says "keep me young."

"Because I’m 44 years old with a two-and-a-half-year-old boy, I’m rolling around playing and then I’m at a Drake concert with my teenage daughter," Elba shares. "Having a young child now keeps me young, without a doubt."

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