The British actor who proposed to the beauty queen back in February told People in an interview that they “have good chemistry. She makes me laugh and we share common goals. She makes me happy. She makes me celebrate my successes and when I’m not too sure about stuff, she makes me think.”
The day he proposed to Sabrina who is of Somali descent, Elba says his bended-knee proposal “was the most nerve-wracking thing for me ever.” But in terms of wanting to make someone feel super special and feel my love, that was pretty romantic for me,” he says.
According to the 46-year-old actor, he had planned to propose to Dhowre on Valentine’s Day “but that was going to be problematic” so he decided to do it at a screening of his film, Yardie, which he directed.
“It was a little spontaneous if I’m honest,” he says. “I was at a cast and crew screening and among people I loved. We had all worked so hard for this project so I was like I’m doing it right now, here, today.”
Speaking on how his proposal quickly went viral when someone posted a video of it online, he said: “Yeah, I didn’t expect it to quite make British news and American news and Japanese news, for that matter,” Elba says, laughing. “It was quite a public affair. But it really wasn’t meant to be on the news.”
For plans of their wedding, Idris says “It’s a special day, but we both have our own ideas,” he adds. “I want about 19 deejays. There have to be, c’mon!”