The news surfaced this weekend that Idris Elba is officially off the market — and no one is okay.
The Dark Tower actor surprised girlfriend Sabrina Dhowre at a screening of Yardie in London by going down on one knee, and the footage is making people emotional for more reasons than one.
“Another @riocinema first!” the London theater housing the screening posted to Instagram. “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.”
The footage is admittedly adorable, with the audience erupting into cheers and applause as the pair embrace — but the response has been less enthusiastic on Twitter.
It turns out a lot of us were planning on marrying Elba someday.
Idris Elba has proposed
— Seyi Akiwowo (@seyiakiwowo) February 10, 2018
Just found out Idris Elba is engaged. Please keep me in your prayers during this difficult time.
— shauna (@goldengateblond) February 10, 2018
seeing a lot of “oh what, you thought idris elba would propose to YOU? lolol” and um YES you idiot every one of my tweets has been written only to win his heart
— Anne T. Donahue (@annetdonahue) February 10, 2018
Elba told Essence magazine just last year that he didn’t think he would ever get married again. “Am I ever gonna get remarried? I don’t think so,” he said. “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.”
Congratulations, you crazy kids.