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Idris Elba makes new romance red carpet official

The British hunk has previously sworn off marriage.

Actor Idris Elba is no longer single after finding love with a former Miss Vancouver.

The Star Trek Beyond star made his new romance official over the weekend (08-10Sep17) by hitting the red carpet at the Toronto International Film Festival with Sabrina Dhowre on his arm.

The new couple made its public debut at the Friday night (08Sep17) premiere of his real-life poker drama Molly's Game, and stepped out again on Sunday (10Sep17) for the launch of another project, The Mountain Between Us.

And Idris was more than happy to show off his date, a 29-year-old model who was crowned Miss Vancouver in 2014, as he was interviewed for Canada's etalk show on Sunday.

Introducing the reporter to Sabrina, the smiling actor said, "This is my beautiful girlfriend."

Idris has yet to share further details about their budding romance, but the outing comes weeks after he told Essence magazine he had given up on marriage after two failed unions, first to make-up artist Hanne Norgaard, who he divorced in 2003, and then to real estate attorney Sonya Nicole Hamlin in 2006.

"Am I ever gonna get remarried? I don't think so," he remarked in July (17). "Marriage is an institution of sorts. And I've done it. It's not for everybody. It's not my life's calling."

However, the Brit, who turned 45 last week (06Sep17), does enjoy fatherhood - he shares a 15-year-old daughter named Isan with Hanne, and a baby son called Winston with ex-girlfriend Naiyana Garth, who he split from last year (16).

Crediting his children with making him feel young, he said, "Because I'm 44 years old with a two-and-a-half-year-old boy, I'm rolling around playing and then I'm at a Drake concert with my teenage daughter. Having a young child now keeps me young."

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