Quick Facts of Sonya Nicole Hamlin

  • Full NameSonya Nicole Hamlin
  • Marital StatusSingle
  • BirthplaceUnited State
  • EthnicityBlack
  • ProfessionLawyer
  • NationalityAmerican
  • Eye colourDark Brown
  • Hair colourDark Brown
  • BuildAverage
  • SpouseIdris Elba (9 April 2006 - 11 August 2006)

The stigma to uphold an active single life to flourish in the acting industry has tumbledown the personal lives of many people. In the quest to excel in Hollywood, an English actor Idris Elba chooses to sacrifice his love with the former wife, Sonya Hamlin. Sonya Nicole Hamlin is the real estate lawyer and flourishing by her profession in London. She rose to instant fame after she exchanged her vows with Idris Elba. Do the couple share any children?

If you want to collect all the information regarding Sonya Nicole’s professional as well as her personal life including her bio, net worth, and husband. Then, stay tuned with us and read the article until to the end.

Sonya Nicole Hamlin’s Bio & Wiki

Sonya Hamlin was born in 1974 in the United States which makes her age 45 years old as of 2019. By nationality, she is an American and is of mixed ethnicity. Not much known about her childhood, siblings, and parents, Hamlin is a private person.

The graduate in Property Law, Hamlin studied both in London and Washington. Her profession is a Lawyer and she used to run a real estate office with ten employees.

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Sonya Nicole Hamlin’s Net Worth & Salary

As of 2019, the exact figure of Hamlin’s net worth is under review. Previously, she owned a property law firm and had over 10 employees working under her.

Sonya Nicole Hamlin’s Personal Life (Husband)

Hamlin was married to an English actor Idris Elba. The ex-couple met for the first time back in 2005 through their mutual friend. At the time, Idris Elba had just finished his role in The Wire as a Stringer Bella.  At that time she was also having a prosperous career. The duo began dating and soon started living together in Maryland.

Sonya Hamlin with her ex-husband, Idris Elba
Sonya Hamlin with her ex-husband, Idris Elba

After spending quality time for several months, Hamlin and Elba decided to take their relationship to the next level. On 9th April 2006, they tied the knot in Kittle White Chaple in Las Vegas in a secret ceremony. However, when her ex-spouse proposed her she was high on alcohol, Sonoya agreed. This does not mean that she did not love him. Then all of sudden the pair sneaked off to a jewellery shop and bought Hamlin a stunning diamond ring.

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Their marital bliss started to turn sour in no time. Her spouse was struggling to get a good job whereas she was blooming on her law practice. Then the distance between them started to wide rapidly.

Just after six weeks together, Hamlin filed divorced against her husband by paying 83 pounds in June 2006.  During an interview, Nicole admitted the reason for their divorce. She declared saying:

“I couldn’t understand how it would damage his career because I saw actors I saw actors like Denzel Washington be successfully married. But I don’t think those actor’s wives are running law firms. “

Later, in an interview with Dailymail, she again mentioned:

“He was being told it was an important part of his image to be a single sex symbol in Hollywood and being married would damage that. It was very sad. Idris and I were madly in love, but he was getting a lot of flak for being married.”

Hamlin stated that people were suggesting her spouse be a single sex symbol in Hollywood and being married would damage it. Currently, Nicole seems to be living a single life and has not disclosed any details on marrying again.

On the other hand, her ex-spouse, Elba is now engaged with the famous model of London named Sabrina Dhowre. The couple went through their engagement on 10 February 2018.

As for now, Nicole is free of rumours and controversies and living a very low key life.