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Sonya Nicole Hamlin


Facts of Sonya Nicole Hamlin

Full NameSonya Nicole Hamlin
First NameSonya
Middle NameNicole
Last NameHamlin
Professionreal estate lawyer
Birth CountryUnited States
Gender IdentityFemale
Sexual OrientationStraight
Networth$2 M
Date of Birth1974

Sonya Nicole Hamlin is a real estate lawyer who is best known as the former wife of actor, producer, and musician, Idris Elba.

Her Love Story

She met her partner in 2005 through their mutual friend. After their first meet, the couple started dating

At the time, she had an office with few employees working under her. 

On the other hand, her boyfriend was having a tough time recovering from his past affair with girlfriend Desiree Newberry.

After dating for few days, the love birds moved in together at Elba’s home in Maryland. 

Their relationship was going well, and thus they decided to get married. 

They exchanged the wedding vows at the Kittle White Wedding Chapel in Las Vegas on April 9, 2006

Sonya Nicole Hamlin with her ex-husband
Sonya Nicole Hamlin with her ex-husband. (Source:

The only witness to their wedding was a stranger named Daniel, who is an estate agent. 

Their relationship as husband and wife did not last long as Sonya filed for divorce after four months.

What Ended Her Marriage?

The reason behind their separation was pressure from others. People would tell Elba that he would ruin his career by being married. 

In an interview with Dailymail, she said, 

“He was being told it was an important part of his image to be a single s** symbol in Hollywood and being married would damage that.” 

The couple was living in Maryland. According to the law, one had to be married for a year before filing for divorce. 

She wanted a divorce as soon as possible, and hence she convinced the judge that she was drunk and unconscious at the time of the wedding. 

Considering her reason, the marriage was finally annulled

Does She Have Any Children?

According to her bio, she does not have any child. However, her former husband has two children, namely Isan and Winston.

Elba’s daughter, Isan, was born to his first wife named Hanne Kim Norgaard. They were married for four years from 1999 to 2003.

Isan Elba and Idris Elba
Isan Elba and Idris Elba. (Source:

His son, Winston, was born to his ex-girlfriend named Naiyana Garth. They met in 2013 and were together for three years. 

Winston Elba and Idris Elba
Winston Elba and Idris Elba. (Source:

Net Worth

According to different wiki sites, she has a net worth of $2 million. She has garnered most of her net worth through her career as a lawyer. 

As a lawyer, she earns around $9938 per month

Her ex-husband is estimated to have a whopping net worth of $25 million

He has been able to accumulate such a massive net worth through his career as an actor, producer, singer, and DJ.

How Did Elba Earn Money?

He was well known to the world after his role of drug lord Russel Stringer Bell in the HBO series, The Wire

He then portrayed the character of Nelson Mandela in the biographical film, Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom

For his role in the movie, he was nominated for an Oscar

Below is the list of some of his blockbuster movies:

Movie NameBudgetBox Office
American Gangster$100 million$266.5 million
Takers$20 million$69.1 million
Avengers: Infinity War$316 million$2.048 billion
Star Trek Beyond$185 million$343.5 million
The Dark Tower$66 million$113.2 million

He has also appeared in TV shows like Luther, Dangerfield, and The Governor


  1. Sonya was born in the year 1974, which makes her age 46 as of 2020.
  2. Her birthday details, such as birth month and day, are not known.

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Updated On Thu Feb 18 2021 Published On Mon Apr 27 2020 By shaumya

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