By Susan Johnes
Posted December 13th 2018
It’s been years since the romance between K. Michelle and Idris Elba ended. Now, the singer is finally opening up about how they met and what went down between them.
In a sit down with Hollywood Unlocked, the singer spilled it all about their relationship.
“People thought it was such an odd situation,” she began saying about the public perception about their dating life.
Michelle went ahead and shared why throughout their time together, she never publicized their relationship; mainly for fear that’s, she’d look as if she were using him for fame.
“We would go out but I didn’t talk about the relationship. I wanted him to know that I wasn’t trying to pull anything… Everyone around me knew his management and my management. He was charming. It was like a movie.”
How they met
Michelle said they bonded in 2013 at the Soul Train Music Awards after she won Best New Artist. Elba complimented her beauty and she responded by cracking a joke about his sense of style and “funny” accent…
The connection took a different turn after Elba dedicated a song to her at an afterparty. Then, her bodyguard gave Elba her number and the two had a good romantic run for nearly a year before the worst unfolded.
“He told me, he would never be committed to one woman,” Michelle added. “He said I would be taken care of, I would be fine but he would never commit to one woman.”
In August 2017 ESSENCE cover story, Elba admitted the same sentiments. However, he shocked the world in February 2018 when he popped the question to former Miss Vancouver 2014 winner Sabrina Dhowre.
K. Michelle shared in the interview that she learnt something important about men: “Men are different with different women.”
She added, “That wasn’t supposed to be my man. Out of every relationship I’ve been in or men I’ve dated, I learned the most from him. It wasn’t volatile or angry. He didn’t bring out me cursing him out. He was a gentleman and gave amazing head, I remember that.”
The former Love & Hip Hop star went ahead and revealed their relationship ended abruptly when Idris’ relationship with Naiyana Garth came to light.
Idris and Naiyana, a make-up artist from London, debuted their romance on the Golden Globes red carpet in January 2014 and she became pregnant with their son, Winston.
Idris and Naiyana split in 2016 and he has since found love again with Canadian model Sabrina Dhowre, whom he is now engaged to.
Surprisingly, K Michelle isn’t bitter at all about the way her relationship with Idris ended and instead, credits his good treatment on her.