Idris Elba’s Wife Diagnosed with COVID-19

The wife of British actor, Idris Elba, has tested positive for the coronavirus (COVID-19).

During an episode of “Oprah Talks: COVID-19” – which aired on Sunday, 22 March – model Sabrina Dhowre Elba informed host Oprah Winfrey about her diagnosis via video chat.

The revelation comes nearly a week after her husband revealed to his followers that he had tested positive for COVID-19, and that he had gone into self-isolation.

At the time of the “Luther” star’s announcement, Dhowre Elba had yet to be tested for the virus. This generated backlash towards the couple, with many people believing that they should have kept apart to prevent the spread of the virus.

However, Dhowre Elba explained to Winfrey: “I wanted to be with [my husband]. That’s the instinct of a wife. You want to go and take care.”

She added: “I could have made the decision to put myself, maybe, in a separate room or stay away … but I made the decision to want to be with him and, you know, still touch him.”

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