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Sonya Nicole Hamlin is an American real estate attorney who specializes in real estate legal matters. Besides the professional work, Hamlin is widely popular as the former wife of the entertainment personality Idris Elba.
The beautiful Sonya was born in 1974, in the United States of America. Sonya is quite a secret keeper so the detailed information regarding her early life still lacks in media. Concerning academic details, Hamlin earned a Bachelor's degree in political science and government from the University of Virginia.
Similarly, she joined the American University Washington College of Law and received a Juris Doctorate Degree (Doctor of Law).
Sonya Nicole's Ex-Husband: Idris Elba
The property lawyer Sonya Nicole gained huge media attention right after she shared her intimate life with Idris Elba.
The 48-years-old Idris is a successful English actor who is best known for playing a character as Heimdall in the box-office hit superhero films Thor: The Dark World, Avengers: Age of Altron, Thor: Ragnarok, and Avengers: Infinity War. Elba has performed in other hit movies like Fast & Furious Presents: Hobbs & Shaw, The Dark Tower, The Jungle Book, etc.
The Golden Globe Award-winning actor Idris is also a rapper, singer, and DJ. He has released the EP's such as Big Man (2006), Kings Among Kings (2009), High-Class Problems Vol. 1 (2010), Idris Elba Presents Mi Mandela (2014).
Brief Marital Relationship
The lawyer Sonya Nicole and an actor Idris were first introduced by their mutual friend back in 2006. Elba and Hamlin began their romantic affair soon after their first encounter.
After several months of dating, without any delay, the couple legally got married. Their private wedding ceremony was held beautifully and romantically in the Little White Wedding Chapel in Las Vegas.
Shortly after the wedding, the duo started living together in Maryland. The formerly married pair were living happily but their respective professional works began hitting their blissful marital life, which leads to the separation as well. After six weeks of the marital bond, Idris and Sonya divorced tragically.
Reason Behind The Separation
Both (Idris & Sonya) chooses career over their marriage which was the reason behind their judicial separation. But during an interview with Daily Mail, Sonya disclosed the different reasons for their separation.
As per Sonya Nicole, "People were telling him (Idris) he was going to ruin his career by marrying her. He was being told it was an important part of his image to be a single-sex symbol in Hollywood and being married would damage that."
Nicole also said that Idris was also swayed by friends. She and Elba were madly in love, but he was getting a lot of flak for being married. Additionally, Sonya and Idris now remain a good friend. She also never misses a chance to appreciate the fame he is now getting as a successful actor.
Extra Romantic Affairs
After the separation with Idris, Sonya kept herself and her love life details under the radar. She is now enjoying a single in Maryland.
On the other hand, an actor Idris is now in a marital relationship with Somali/Canadian model Sabrina Dhowre. Elba and Dhowre exchanged the wedding vows on April 26, 2019. Sabrina and Idris have been dating since 2017.
Before Sabrina and Sonya, the Thor: Ragnarok cast Idris was married to Hanne Norgaard, aka Kim from 1999 to 2003. From the marital bond, Kim and Idris shared a daughter named Isan Elba in 2002. Similarly, he has a son named Winston Elba with his former girlfriend Naiyana Garth.
Sonya Nicole Hamlin has an estimated net worth of around $1 million which she accumulated from her professional career as a lawyer. Another American lawyer Jean Casarez has an estimated net worth of around $800 thousand.
Being a real estate lawyer, Sonya is earning an impressive sum of wealth. As per Glassdoor, the property lawyer earns an average salary of $107,549 per year.
Sonya's ex-husband Idris Elba owns a total fortune of $30 million. Making in appearance in the superhero movies, Elba not only collected a hefty sum of wealth but is also gathering wide media attention. For the information, actor Don Cheadle is also one of the lead characters in the movie.
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