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Here’s What Sabrina Elba Thinks About Working With Husband, Idris

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By Afouda Bamidele on September 19, 2023 at 6:00 PM EDT

Idris & Sabrina Elba are a package deal when it comes to staying married and making money moves.

The iconic couple have received so much love from fans for how good they look together, however, it’s not all rosy, as the beauty icon is telling all about the several adjustments she’s had to make in the course of teaming up with her husband. The pair, who met in 2017 and tied the knot in 2019, currently own a skincare brand, and according to Sabrina, it’s been a rollercoaster.

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Sabrina Elba Experienced A Different Side Of Idris Elba While Working Together

The model revealed major details about working with Idris in an interview with PEOPLE at the Beautycon LA event on Sunday. The entire process has been a different terrain for the 35-year-old as they collaborated to release their skincare line S’ABLE Labs, which launched last July.

Sabrina confirmed that while it wasn’t a "perfect tie-in," they learned to develop "ways of working together." The business mogul further revealed, "We started a podcast to kind of see how other people were doing it, and we learned so much." She continued saying that it’s all about having the "correct boundaries" and the right timing before adding:

"There are appropriate avenues — work hours, for instance, that's been a big learning curve for me."

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Idris Elba and Sabrina Elba at the 75th Annual Golden Globe Awards
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Amidst the chaos of balancing work and marriage, the model insists she can’t imagine doing all of it with anyone else. They also create space for personal time and getaways. Sabrina explained that the struggles of Black people with acceptance and accommodation based on their skin color in the beauty industry inspired the creation of S’ABLE Labs skincare.

The Canadian native of Somalian descent revealed that growing up, she always thought nothing was provided to address her skin concerns as a dark-skinned beauty.

"So things like post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation. Just finding products that address it holistically rather than trying to solve the problem after the fact," the 34-year-old said.

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With S’ABLE Labs, the couple is finding ways to “inhibit melanin excess production in the first place” with the help of antioxidants and anti-inflammatories. According to Sabrina:

"There's so many amazing ingredients on the (African) continent that are so popular that I watched my mom use growing up. So, just trying to get that all in."

The actor introduced the world to S’ABLE Labs on his Instagram with a teaser featuring his wife and a caption directing fans to the official website of the brand last February. Per The Blast, the couple revealed that the idea sprung up during the COVID-19 pandemic following a huge disconnect with their community.

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Idris Elba and his wife Sabrina

The genderless and affordable skincare line targets skin concerns ranging from hyperpigmentation to inflammation and is available to people of all races and ages. Sabrina believes that when people are happier, they get the urge to take care of themselves and share good energy; hence, self-care is non-negotiable in partnerships and relationships.

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The UN Ambassador And 'Beast' Actor Are Waxing Stronger

Since embarking on their business partnership, their marriage has taken an interesting and healthy turn, as they marked their fourth wedding anniversary with a romantic getaway in April. The Blast noted that the award-winning actor shared an intimate picture from dinner in an outdoor space with lights, a flower vase, plates, cups, and wine glasses.

The dashing couple rocked matching black outfits for this milestone, as Sabrina kept hers strapless and Idris opted for a casual look with a long-sleeve sweatshirt. The “Bastille Day” actor planted a big kiss on the media personality’s cheeks and captioned the cute image, “Happy Anniversary…You You.”

Sabrina dropped a loved-up video of them taking a walk at the seashore before running away from a big wave as her tribute. She looked chic in a black gown and cream kimono ensemble, while Idris dressed down in white shorts, a T-shirt, and a black face cap combo.

The iconic actor's wife captioned the video, “Happy 4th-anniversary, baby, thank you for always helping me try to conquer my fears.” Countless fans, including British pop star Rita Ora, all gushed in the pageant queen’s comment section.

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