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Who Is Idris Elba's Fiancée? Sabrina Dhowre Is Engaged To Sexiest Man Alive

What is it like to be engaged to the sexiest man alive? That’s a question better suited for Sabrina Dhowre, the fiancée of People magazine’s 2018 Sexiest Man Alive, Idris Elba.

The publican crowned the British actor with the title on Tuesday, marking People’s 33rd Sexiest Man Alive thus far.

While the 46-year-old has managed to become one of Hollywood’s biggest heartthrobs, his heart is already taken by Canadian model Dhowre. Elba popped the question to Dhowre, a 29-year-old pageant queen, live on stage at screening for his directorial debut film Yardie at Rio Cinema in London in February.

The loving moment was captured by audience members as well as Rio Cinema’s official Twitter account. “Another @riocinema first! Still 5 days to Valentine’s 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,” the post read.

Elba met the 2014 Miss Vancouver while he was filming the 2017 film The Mountain Between Us alongside Kate Winslet in Dhorwe’s home country. Meeting and falling for Dhrowe while shooting the movie marked a particularly special moment for Elba, considering the movie tells the love story of a man and women stranded in the snowy, mountainous wilderness after a plane crash.

“Falling in love while making a movie about falling in love is pretty special,” Elba told People magazine during an interview in February.

The couple made their first red carpet appearance together not long after they first met at the Toronto International Film Festival premiere of Elba’s 2017 film Molly’s Game. “It definitely got noticed because I try to keep my personal life different,” Elba said. “I think it’s an interesting space, especially for her. She’d never done a red carpet before and I tend not to do that. It was nice actually.”

Despite her beauty pageant past, Dhowre also lives a relatively private life out of the public eye aside from appearing on the arm of her husband-to-be at events.

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