Idris Elba flashes his killer smile and abs for Essence

Idris Elba, the man who could have been Bond, has been gracing magazine covers left and right lately.

The latest magazine in which Elba’s handsome mug is featured on is Essence magazine.

Idris Elba for Essence magazine
CREDIT: Essence

In the accompanying cover story interview, Elba has admitted that the chances of him getting married again are slim. “Am I ever gonna get remarried? I don’t think so,” he confessed. “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 actor was married to makeup artist Hanne Norgaard from 1999 to 2003. The two share 15-year-old daughter named Isan. His second marriage, to real estate attorney Sonya Hamlin, ended six weeks after the pair exchanged vows in 2006. The actor also has a 2-year-old son named Winston with girlfriend Naiyana Garth.

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While marriage is a sensitive subject for Elba, he is enjoying his role as a father. “Because I’m 44 years old with a two-and-a-half-year-old by, I’m rolling around playing and then I’m at a Drake concert with my teenage daughter,” he shared. “Having a young child now keeps me young, without a doubt.”

Idris Elba for Essence magazine
CREDIT: Essence

You’ll be seeing quite a bit of Idris this year, as he is set to star in six projects this year – including Thor: Ragnarok and the fifth season of Luther.

Idris Elba for Essence magazine
CREDIT: Essence

Watch Idris Elba in this behind the scenes video for the Essence magazine cover shoot.


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