‘I was very stressed out’: Idris Elba reveals he told his wife Sabrina to ‘go away’ if she couldn’t cope with his ‘massive tantrums’ when they were dating
Idris Elba has revealed that he would tell his wife Sabrina to “go” if she didn’t like his temper tantrums.
The actor, 48, recalled feeling “stressed” at the start of his romantic relationship with his wife Sabrina, 33, whom he married in April 2019 after two years together.
Speaking on their new Coupledom podcast, Idris admitted that when she questioned her “massive tantrums,” he suggested they end their relationship.
Candid: Idris Elba has revealed he would tell his wife Sabrina to ‘go away’ if she didn’t like his temper tantrums (pictured together in 2018)
The star explained, “Sabrina and I, very early in our relationship, I was very stressed out so I had these massive temper tantrums which were like explosions.
‘She was like, “Who are you?”
“I was always the first to say, ‘Hey, if you’re not happy, go. Get moving ”. It was a bit like a male instinct.
The couple clash because they both have “strong personalities,” but the Mountain Between Us star continued that he tries to do better to avoid conflict.
Working through it: The actor, 48, recalls feeling ‘stressed’ at the start of his romance with his wife Sabrina, 33, whom he married in April 2019 (pictured in 2017)
Idris said: “Sabrina and I both have strong personalities and it’s usually Sabrina who says, ‘Look, I don’t want to fight’.
“I’ve improved recently, but when I do, I don’t get anything back. When she does, I say “Thank you”.
The couple recently insisted that they were in a “good place” together and that they love working on their podcast and the new lifestyle brand S’able Labs.
Sabrina said: “We are new business partners, but we are also newlyweds. Idris is my best friend. I want to be with this guy every day of my life so it’s really great to be able to see what that turns into.
In love: The duo have been married for three years and have launched a new podcast and lifestyle brand S’able Labs (pictured together in 2019)
And Idris added, “I would say we’re in a good position. It’s been a tough year, but at the end of the day when you look to the side and you have someone that’s been there, rides, or dies, it is truly heartwarming.
The duo also reflected on their relationship in an interview with People., claiming that their marriage “grows, changes and evolves forever.”
Idris explained how, after two previous marriages: “I had said that I would never remarry again and that I was about to marry Sabrina, and we really wondered why.”
After meeting Sabrina in 2017 at a jazz bar in Vancouver, the actor exclaimed, “We started dating and I fell head over heels. Everyone was like, ‘Hey man you look so good. happier.”
“I didn’t know I was, but the truth is it really sparked a lot of conversations about how a partnership can bring out the best in you.”
Sabrina described their marriage as “growing, changing and evolving forever,” explaining that they are not only newlyweds, but also new business partners.
The couple exchanged vows at the Ksar Char Bagh hotel in Marrakech surrounded by 150 relatives in April 2019.
Speaking about his decision to marry Sabrina, the British actor admitted: “We have literally been inseparable since we met. Inseparable. ‘
He then went on to explain how the former beauty queen changed her outlook on marriage, Sabrina deepened her friendships with people I have known for longer than [her], cultivating the best of myself to connect more with my friends. ‘
Together: The couple exchanged vows at the Ksar Char Bagh hotel in Marrakech surrounded by 150 loved ones in April 2019 (pictured at the Met Gala in 2019)