Idris Elba has returned as DCI John Luther in the BBC One series Luther. The four episodes of season 5 are being broadcast on consecutive nights on BBC One starting on New Year’s Day and ending on Friday. But who is the English actor’s first wife and how long were they married for?
British star Idris Elba, who has been married twice, tried the knot with his first wife Hanne "Kim" Nørgaard in 1999.
They were married for four years until 2003 when they divorced.
He has a child with Kim, Isan who was born in 2002, she currently lives with her mother in Atlanta, Georgia.
Idris and Kim’s relationship ended in 2003 but she has stayed tight-lipped about her relationship with the actor.
Idris Elba first wife: Idris Elba was married to his first wife for four years
The pair are still on good terms, and they were seen together at their daughter’s 16th birthday.
Idris and Kim celebrated Isan’s 16th birthday last January and ahead of the celebration, the proud dad dedicated a post to his daughter.
He wrote: “Isan is 16 today!1 What?? I’m so proud of my lil mami…I’m very lucky to have her in my life.
“Her entire life presents a change for the better…The long awaited gift bearer. I love you @isanelba Dad.”
Kim wrote a similarly sweet post for her daughter.
She posted: “My baby girls Sweet 16 #isanelba #idriselba #kimelba #willalwaysbewifenr1 #isanandherdadaretwins #lovemybabygirl #willdoanythingforher #sweet16.”
Idris has previously spoken candidly about the relationship he has with his daughter.
During an appearance on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon he said: “She loves me but she tells me to calm down a little bit.
“She thinks I’m trying to be cool all of the time and I’m like, I am cool. She’s always trying to quiz me about rappers and I don’t know who’s who anymore.”
Kim is a Danish make-up artist and a businesswoman, but not a great deal is known about her parents, childhood or education.
However she does describe herself as Blasian on her Instagram bio - someone with black and Asian heritage. s
She met Idris in England while working as a make-up artist, they began dating and moved to New York, where they welcomed their first daughter Isan.
After the couple divorced, Kim stayed a divorcee for 10 years, but remarried and walked down the aisle with Andrew L. Friar in 2013.
She lives in Atlanta, Georgia with her daughter and second husband, but stays in touch with Idris.
Kim is a successful make-up artists in the US and has worked on television shows, stage production, movies, adverts and on fashion shows.
She has even launched her own make-up brand called ‘Kim Elba Cosmetics’.