Idris Elba Says Marriage Is Not His Life’s Calling


Idris Elba and his sexiness are on the cover of this month’s Essence magazine, and it seems that the actor has learned a lesson from his previous marriage. Basically, it’s never to get married again.


In his cover interview, Elba spoke about about work, love and fatherhood and his directorial debut in his upcoming film Yardie.

Yardie is quite a semifamous bit of English literature about a small-time pastor who comes from Jamaica and ends up embroiled in [avenging his brother’s death],” he shares about his directorial debut film. “It’s set in the late ’70s, early ’80s, a hotbed of Jamaican culture in London, but then crack cocaine arrives.”


But we all know people are probably a little more interested in Elba’s love life.

“Am I ever gonna get remarried? I don’t think so. Yeah, I don’t think so,” he said. “Marriage is an institution of sorts. And I’ve done it. It’s not for everybody. It’s not my life’s calling.”

Yes, it’s not mine either, Idris. So let’s just shack up and live happily ever after. Does speaking things into existence work? Because I’m about to speak it into existence in every language I know.

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Yeah, well, just for the record, it’s not in my plans, either. But since I’m not as impossibly cool, handsome, talented, and refined as Elba is, not as many people seem to care.