Sonya Nicole Hamlin: Who is Idris Elba’s ex-wife?

Who is Sonya Nicole Hamlin?

Sonya Nicole Hamlin is a successful American lawyer. The diva had already made a name for herself in the law firm world. But she got famous after her relationship with the popular English actor Idris Elba.

Sonya and Idris’s relationship was a sensational topic. The reasons were their quick marriage and instant divorce that followed. The media attention made Sonya’s life very public. It was becoming difficult for Sonya to cope with it as she had her career to look after.

According to sources, it was the main reason for them splitting up. After divorce, both Idris and Sonya have managed to maintain a cordial relationship.

Sonya Nicole Hamlin has been an idol to many women who aspire to pursue a law field career. She is a strong independent woman, not relying on others’ fame for her success. Sonya has been able to inspire many by showing that with hard work comes great reward.

You might be curious about Sonya’s whereabouts, career, and personal life. If so, hop on to know everything you need to know about the successful lawyer, Sonya Nicole Hamlin.

Sonya Nicole Hamlin: Birth, Childhood, and Education

Sonya was born in the US in 1974 but later moved to Notting Hill, London. She belongs to mixed ethnicity and holds American citizenship.

Sonya was a cheerful child and was always very active. She took part in different school activities as well. Sonya was born into a loving family who supported her every step and loved her.

Sonya grew up in the 80s, a significant era of music. We can assume that she had great memories of growing up in a mixed family with beautiful cultures.

Sonya was always interested in law, so she decided to get her degree and pursue a career in the law field. First, she started to study law in Washington and then in London, before returning to the US. The university’s exact name is unknown. But we know that she completed her studies from a local university. Sonya specialized in property law.

Sonya Nicole Hamlin: Career and Road to Success

Sonya has done pretty well in her field as a lawyer. With constant dedication and hard work, she got to where she is standing today.

Sonya Hamlin is a lawyer and runs a law firm specializing in real estate. She has gathered an excellent team that works with her in every case. Running an office with ten employees under her belt, Sonya is doing quite well in the real estate world.

When she moved from Notting Hill to the US, Sonya started searching for a legal counselor job. Working and gathering experience in the field, her hard work did pay off. Sonya is a very successful woman now running a real estate law firm in New York on her own.

According to sources, Sonya is doing great and earning herself a hefty sum of income. She is making approximately 9.9k per month.

She came in the spotlight after her marriage with her ex-husband Idris Elba. As a woman who was already doing good for herself, she became even more famous after the relationship. Despite her popularity, Sonya tries to live a humble life. She keeps most of her personal information hidden.

Sonya Nicole Hamlin: Relationship with Idris Elba

Sonya met Idris through a mutual friend, in 2005. At that time, Sonya was starting her law career. While Idris was struggling to overcome his failed relationship with Desiree Newberry.

It was not the first serious relationship of Idris. He was previously married to a makeup artist named Hanne Norgaard, with whom he even has a son.

The romance between the two took off very soon, and they started dating. The couple started dating a few weeks after their first meet.

They quickly found much about each other, their likes and dislikes. They felt thrilled to find out their mutual interest in cooking and boxing.

Both were hard workers in their fields and cared much about their families. Idris and Sonya moved forward with their relationship soon. And, they started living together.

On 6 April 2008, the couple flew to LA to see the boxing match between Floyd Mayweather Junior and Zab Judah. After the fight, the couple took a hotel room and decided to crash for the night. It was there the couple decided to tie the knot next day.

The following day, Idris bought a beautiful diamond ring for Sonya. They got a marriage license heading straight for the ‘A Little White Wedding Chapel.’ The only witness to the wedding was an LA real estate agent Daniel Krastav. The couple had met him a few hours before and persuaded him to witness. The couple called their parents immediately afterward to get their blessings.

This wedding was a secret from the eyes of the media. The happily wed decided to go on a honeymoon to Jamaica.

Sonya Nicole Hamlin: Divorce/ Marriage Annulment

Unfortunately, the marriage between Sonya and Idris was not to last long.

Sonya was blooming in the real estate business world and was flourishing as a lawyer. Idris was climbing the ladder from small screen fame to becoming a Hollywood star. The couple had difficulties in spending time with each other, as they got busy with their work.

Sources say Idris’s friends encouraged him to leave Sonya and build a sex-symbol image. So, he could thrive in the Hollywood industry. He was in a constant dilemma to choose between his wife and career. This became the ultimate reason for their separation.

The couple separated and filed divorced only four months after being together. The separation was in mutual understanding. The ex-couple decided that it would be best for both to go separate ways.

After the divorce, Sonya had a hard time bouncing back to her everyday life. She went through mental stress, which led her business to suffer as well. Sonya said that the breakup had taken a tremendous toll on her.

It was heartbreaking for her to move on from a broken marriage. She did not have a relationship several years after that.

Some sources have suggested that Sonya is now happy and in another relationship. But we couldn’t say for sure. She has neither revealed her partner’s identity nor supported the claims. Nevertheless, the mystery man in her life is lucky to be with someone so wonderful.

Sonya’s Ex-husband: Idris Elba

We all know of Idris Elba as an English actor, producer, writer, rapper, songwriter, and DJ. He is one of the very talented personalities in the entertainment world. Elba grew up in Hackney and East Ham.

Since school, Elba had an interest in acting. The talented actor’s first big break came from his credits in ‘The Stage.’ Later on, he got cast in blockbusters such as ‘Ghost Rider Spirit of Vengeance, ‘ which was a sequel to the Ghost Rider.

Ebla bagged a marvel role as Heimdall in ‘Thor: The Dark World’ in 2013. Later in 2015, he appeared as the same role in the blockbuster ‘Avengers: Age of Ultron,’ directed by Joss Whedon. In 2016 he appeared as the villainous Sher Khan in the ‘Jungle Book,’ an adaption of the same name 1967 animation.

Idris Elba has bagged many accolades in his career. In May 2007, Elba got listed as one of the People’s annual 100 Most Beautiful People in the World. In 2013, he got awarded Essence’s annual Sexiest Man of the Year. He was also in the Top 100 most influential people in the UK of African or African-Caribbean descent.

Sonya Nicole Hamlin: Net Worth/ Social Media

Being a successful lawyer, Sonya Nicole Hamlin has managed to earn a hefty amount of money. Her estimated net worth stands at a figure of $2 million. On top of that, her monthly income is around $9.9k.

Her ex-husband, Idris Elba, is also a millionaire himself. His net worth is estimated at around $20 million. We can also assume that some of his wealth went to Sonya as their divorce settlement.

Sonya Nicole Hamlin lives a lavish lifestyle in her beautiful home. She lives a private life away from social media.

You can find a list of quick facts about Sonya Nicole Hamlin below:

Full Name Sonya Nicole Hamlin
Birthday 1974
Birth Place United States
Nationality American
Ethnicity Mixed
Hair Black
Family Unknown
Education Degree in Law
Profession Lawyer
Spouse Idris Elba (2006-2006)
Kids None
Net Worth $2 million
Social Media Not Active


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