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Idris Elba’s New Fiancée Just Wrote the Sweetest Love Note to Celebrate Their Engagement

Idris Elba Sabrine DhowreLONDON, ENGLAND - DECEMBER 09: Idris Elba (L) and Sabrina Dhowre attend Idris Elba's Christmas Party at Kadie's Cocktail Bar & Club on December 9, 2017 in London, England. (Photo by David M. Benett/Dave Benett/Getty Images)

Hear that sound? It’s the sound of millions of hearts breaking with the exception of one particular person. British actor Idris Elba got engaged to girlfriend Sabrina Dhowre this weekend, surprising millions of fans.

The model took to Instagram overnight Monday, February 12, to express her joy after Elba’s sweet proposal. “Baby! I can’t tell you enough how happy you make me and how lucky I feel to have found a love like this,” she wrote. “You make my heart feel so full. I love you. Forever will always feel [too] short. #imsuchacheeseball @idriselba.”

Elba proposed on Saturday at a London screening of his directorial film debut for the movie, Yardie. Rio Cinema, the venue where he proposed, shared a video on Twitter from the special moment. “‘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,” a tweet read.

The couple first met while filming The Mountain Between Us. This will be the third marriage for Elba.

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Esther Lee
Esther Lee
Esther is the Senior News Editor at The Knot. A self-proclaimed pop culture enthusiast, she appreciates a good celebrity interview just as much as she adores Nancy Meyers movies. You can find her kicking off her mornings with barre and a green juice, traveling and exploring new cultures, and rapidly scrolling her feed for the latest and greatest news. Follow her on Instagram and Twitter at @theestherlee.