45-year-old British actor, Idris Elba and Miss Dhowre, who won Miss Vancouver in 2014 are engaged!
The newly engaged couple began seeing each other last year, dating for several months before coming out in public in September.
The surprise proposal and engagement comes despite Elba recently suggesting he was unlikely to marry again.
In July last year he told ESSENCE magazine “Am I ever gonna get remarried? I don’t think so. 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.”
Elba, 45, asked the beauty queen to marry him while the pair were on stage at a screening of his latest film Yardie at the Rio cinema, in Dalston, east London, on Saturday morning.
Staff at the cinema could not resist sharing the couple’s happy news with their 18,000 Twitter followers, writing on the social media site: “Another @Riocinemafirst! Still 5 days to Valentines Day but @idriselba went down on one knee and proposed to his girlfriend live on stage this morning before a preview of his film #Yardie.”
Watch the surprise proposal video embedded below!
Y'all #IdrisElba proposed right in time before Valentine! 💍 The 45-year-old actor proposed to his 29-year-old girlfriend #SabrinaDhowre He got down on one knee and proposed live on stage at a cinema in London before a preview of his film "Yardie" on Friday 😍 Swipe left to watch the epic #SurpriseProposal 👌 . . . #WeddingDigest #WeddingDigestNaija