Idris Elba's wife Sabrina is upset over his increasing temper tantrums. On the couple's new podcast, he shared that he tells her to "leave" if she was afraid of his explosive "anger tantrums".
The 'Suicide Squad' actor recalled feeling "stressed" in the early days of his romance when Sabrina pressed him to put a ring on it.
The couple married in April 2019 after two years together. But when the chemistry faded, Idris began to reveal his true side.
When she questioned his angry outbursts, he suggested they end their relationship.
Speaking on their podcast series, Coupledom, Idris said: "Sabrina and I, very early in our relationship I was very stressed so I had these massive anger tantrums that were like explosions.
"She was like, 'Who are you?'
"I was always the first to say, 'Hey, if you're not happy, leave. Move.' It was kind of like a male instinct."
Idris theorized that they clashed because they both have "strong personalities" but the British star is trying to do better at avoiding conflict.
"Sabrina and I both have strong personalities and typically it's Sabrina who says, 'Look, I don't want to fight... I've been getting better at it recently but when I do it, I get nothing back. When she does it, I go, 'Thank you.'"
Idris and Sabrina are pictured at a movie premiere with his daughter, Isan Elba, from a previous relationship.
Despite their arguments, the couple recently insisted they are in a "good place" together and love working together on their podcast and new lifestyle brand S'able Labs.
"We're newly business partners, but we're also newlyweds. Idris is my best friend. I want to be around this guy every day of my life, so it's really great to be able to see what that morphs into."
And Idris added:
"I'd say we're in a good place. It was a challenging year, but ultimately, when you look to the side and you've got someone that's been there, ride or die, that's really comforting."