Sonya Nicole Hamlin Net Worth 2020


Sonya is an American real estate lawyer who came to the limelight when she got married to Idris Elba, a well-known English actor. She was born in 1974 but apart from that,there is very little that is known about Sonya as she has kept her private life secret from the world.

Sonya is a boxing fan and enjoys watching a good fight, and this is one hobby that she shared with Idris.

Sonya Hamlin Law Practice

Before meeting Idris, Sonya had started her law practice and it was doing very well and its future looked bright.

Even though her net worth is not known, it seems very likely that she makes a tidy sum from her law practice.


Sonya Nicole Hamlin is Idris Elba’s ex-wife

Sonya Hamlin Early Life and Family

Even though the exact date of Sonya’s birth is not available, her birth year is given as 1974. She was born in the US and studied law both in Washington and London. She currently practices property law.

The names of her parents and siblings are not available, but what is available is information that she grew up in Notting Hill, London with her family, before relocating to the US.

In 2009, Sonya filed for bankruptcy, and so it is surprising that the house she lives in is located in Maryland and is valued at £400,000.


Sonya Nicole Hamlin

Sonya Hamlin Marriage

Sonya and Idris met in 2005 when they were introduced by Idris’s manager and old friend. They got on very well right from the start and after a few months of dating, they got married on 9 April 2006.

The wedding took place in a secret ceremony at Kittle White Chapel in Las Vegas. As with most things they did together, there is a story leading to their wedding. They had flown to Nevada to watch the April 2006 Mayweather vs Judah fight and after the fight, Idris proposed to Sonya.

Full of love and alcohol, Sonya said yes and the two went to buy a ring at the jewelry shop, after which they made their way into Kittle White Chapel. On that wonderful 9th day of April 2006, they exchanged vows with a stranger as their only witness.


Sonya Nicole Hamlin with her ex-husband Idris Elba

Sonya Hamlin Divorce

After living together as husband and wife for a mere six weeks, the two were divorced in June 2006. There is no clear explanation as to what went wrong, but there are a few stories that have made their way through the grapevine.

The first implies that the rift between the two was caused by the fact that Sonya’s practice was doing so well and Idris at that time was in a slump, struggling to get a job. This probably caused many strained moments between them, leading to the divorce.

The second, which is more plausible involves Idris’s career. Idris had already made a name for himself as one of the sexiest men in the world. It is said that people hinted to Idris that his marriage was going to ruin his career as presenting the face of a sexy highly eligible bachelor was an important part of his image.

To be fair to the couple, they went through a tumultuous period trying to find a way through this maze. When the issue of logistics was added to the equation, the situation became even more complex and four months into the marriage, Sonya filed for divorce.

Making that decision was not easy for either of them as they were still in love, but they realized that this was the most sensible solution. They could not be granted a divorce by the city of Maryland because their law requires that a couple needs to have been married for at least a year before they can file for separation.

Because of this, Sonya found a lawyer in Nevada and after claiming she had been drunk at the time of the wedding, the marriage was annulled.The news of both their marriage and divorce remained a well-kept secret and some people in Hollywood were never aware of it.

Sonya brought it to light ten years after the divorce, and to this day, Sonya still sees Idris as a dear friend, even after having been divorced for over a decade.


Sonya Nicole Hamlin and Idris Elba

Sonya Hamlin and Social Media

Sonya lives a very private life and her social media presence is non-existent.

Sonya Hamlin Nationality and Ethnicity

Sonya Hamlin is an American citizen and holds a US nationality. She is of mixed ethnicity, the details of which are not given.

                       Biography & Facts
Born: 1974
Nationality: American
Ethnicity: Mixed
Religion: N/A
Profession: Real Estate Lawyer
Net Worth: N/A
Salary: N/A
Hair Color: Dark Brown
Eye Color: Dark Brown
Height: 5ft 5in or 1.68m
Weight: 149lb or 68kg
Married to: N/A
Affair with: N/A
Children: None
Birth Sign: N/A
Education: N/A


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