Idris Elba, 45, had a change of heart as he got engaged to stunning beauty queen girlfriend Sabrina Dhowre, 29, on Friday evening.
Idris and Miss Dhowre, who won Miss Vancouver in 2014, made their red carpet debut as a couple in September 2017.
But the newly engaged lovebirds were said to have been dating for seven months before going public with the throes of their love.
The wedding bells may come as a surprise to many as Idris got down on one knee just six months after he vowed he would never walk down the aisle again.
He told ESSENCE magazine in July 2017: ‘Am I ever gonna get remarried? I don’t think so. 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 director gave a rare glimmer into his private life when he confessed falling in love while making a movie was ‘pretty special’ in recent months.
He was filming The Mountain Between Us alongside Titanic’s Kate Winslet in Canada when he found himself smitten with beauty queen Sabrina.
Miss Dhowre, who won Miss Vancouver in 2014, went public with their romantic affections back in September 2017.It is actor’s first public relationship since he split with make-up artist Naiyana Garth, with whom he shares his three-year-old son Winston.
Idris tied the knot with Hanne Norgaard in a romantic ceremony but their four-year marriage came to an end in 2003.
Idris found love again with property lawyer Sonya Hamlin in 2006 but the exes went their separate ways for good shortly after.