The untold truth of Idris Elba's wife, Sabrina Dhowre Elba

The story of Idris Elba and his wife, Sabrina Dhowre Elba, is nothing short of a fairytale. "It was love at first sight," gushed the Cats actor to the ladies of The View. "I was making a movie called Mountains Between Us in Vancouver. I went out on my only day off, true story, it was a Sunday night, went to this party, and there she was ... the rest was history."

The duo got engaged in February 2018, a year after meeting. "We've been literally inseparable since we met," Idris told Vogue after the couple's wedding in Morroco in June 2019. "Sabrina has deepened friendships with people I've known longer than [her], nurturing the best side of me to make me connect to my friends more."

Sure enough, Sabrina has stood by Idris through thick and thin — even after the actor's coronavirus diagnosis in March 2020. The actor announced to his fans via Twitter that he had tested positive and was in self-isolation with his wife — who had not been tested or showed symptoms at the time. Although Sabrina may not be following best practices to fight off the disease, she certainly isn't a celebrity spouse who sits in her husband's shadow

Here is the untold truth of Idris Elba's wife, Sabrina Dhowre Elba.

Idris Elba's wife is a former Miss Vancouver

Idris Elba didn't just meet a nice lady from Vancouver. He met the nice lady from Vancouver — as in Miss Vancouver 2014! According to Oprah Magazine, Sabrina Dhowre Elba grew up in the Canadian city and was already a staple in the press there before The Dark Tower actor entered her life, but with their powers combined, they've taken stardom to the next level.

Sabrina has been featured on the cover of British Vogue with her hubby, and she posed for a spread in Harrods (per Oprah Magazine). They've both become unofficial ambassadors for the city that brought them together. "I had a great time in Vancouver, I love it. The air was really good," the Thor: Ragnarok actor gushed in 2017 (via The Georgia Straight). "The people are great in Canada ... I've got nothing but love [for the country]."

Sabrina Dhowre Elba is more than just a pretty face

Sabrina Dhowre Elba is not a celeb spouse that hates being in the spotlight, but all that attention does take some getting used to. "I like sweatpants and having my hair in a bun," the model revealed to Harper's Bazaar in 2019. "It's so weird to be increasingly recognized. In Selfridges the other day, I literally had to pretend I didn't know who 'Sabrina' was. I felt so bad because the girl kept mentioning how much I looked like Mrs. Elba."

Luckily for Elba, her makeup artist and longtime friend Jess DeBruyne is by her side. "Experimenting with skincare and make-up with Jess has been so inspiring, so we're really interested in talking to people more about skincare and cosmetics. It's so important to talk about your skin concerns and open up to each other so that we can educate ourselves."

Elba is also sharing that knowledge with others. In 2020, she gave Elle the entire lowdown on her skincare and makeup routine, but while she has fun discussing makeup, it's not her main goal professionally. "I'm also particularly interested in doing more philanthropic work and using this platform I've been given," she told Harper's Bazaar. "My mother was domestically abused and I think I could do a lot of good work in that regard, especially with my friends around me."

Idris Elba and his wife are mixing business with pleasure

The Elbas love knows no bounds. In fact, this husband and wife team even opted to go into business together. According to the Daily Mail, the pair announced in February 2020 that it's launching a lifestyle brand called Sable Labs, and its first project is a podcast titled Coupledom.

"We'd love to explore couples and relationships of all kinds under the topic of Coupledom — which is two people coming together to make a shared dream a reality," Sabrina Dhowre Elba revealed in a press kit for the podcast. "My hope is that by listening to other partnerships, people will recognize themselves and their own relationships, finding common ground that they can apply to their own lives. We hope that Coupledom becomes an inspiring space to help one another grow."

We have a feeling this podcast will be received well by their fans, especially since these two are genuinely trying to send a positive message. As Sabrina so succinctly put it in an Instagram post: "You shape your reality with other people, whether that be your romantic partner, your business partner, your friend, or your family member. We call this coupledom."