This is allegedly Idris Elba’s ex-wife, Kim Elba. She’s a celebrity makeup artist here in Atlanta. Kim Elba is very pretty, but she doesn’t fit the type of woman that I’ve seen Big Driis out with lately (at popular skin clubs like Body Tap, for instance).
If the woman I’ve seen Driis with (on several occasions) is his girlfriend, it means he’s gotten over his LSLH complex and realized that the true beauty of a sista does not lie in her skin color, but in her heart.
Here’s an excerpt from a British online newspaper article in which Idris describes being married – and divorced:
I ask if he has a girlfriend. “For a long time, I’ve been very private with my life, but I’ve just realized, you know what, who cares?” he says. “So yeah, I’m dating. I’m not in a full-time relationship, and I like that. I’ve done it all, y’know, been married, all that s***. I honestly think that marriage is outdated. I think people need to get married because they’re in love, not because it’s the “right” thing to do. I got married at 25 and was divorced by 29. You’re coerced by society, by family . . . by your religion.” (Source)
Since Big Driis is now 36, that would mean his marriage was over in 2001 – and not recently as the source would have me believe.
Here’s part of the email I received:
*Sandra, have you seen this?!*
hmph! I wonder what REALLY went on with Mr. and Mrs. Stringer Bell… like I said before, Mr. “Daddy’s Little Girl” musta finally let his girl out of the dungeon, cause Idris’ ex, Kim Elba, who is like a major makeup artist in ATL, has been spotted out and about all of a sudden in the “A”, NY and LA and honey— my girl (who works at the CVS in Atlanta) told me that she was shocked to read that article (i sent you) because apparently they looked so happy in their vacation picks from Jamaica last year….not to mention that the writer of that Times online article got his stuff ALL wrong…do people do any fact checking anymore?
Anyway, shout out to loyal reader Peachy Mean for the flicks!