Proud father Idris Elba tells his lovely 17-year-old daughter to "keep her back straight" as he gushes about her during her debut as Golden Globe Ambassador this weekend.
Idris Elba was a proud father at the recently concluded Golden Globes awards night. His 17-year-old daughter, Isan Elba graced the stage as this year’s Golden Globes Ambassador.
"I can't help but be a dad."
Many were surprised to learn that Idris has a teenage daughter when he showed up with her at the red carpet during the celebrated awards night this weekend. Isan is his daughter with makeup artist Kim Norgaard who he was married to from 1999 to 2003. He and Kim were responsible for fielding their daughter’s name as a candidate for this year’s ambassador, a role formerly known as Miss Golden Globe. In November, the Hollywood Foreign Press confirmed that Isan was their choice.
As ambassador, Isan tied up with the mental health charity organization Boris Lawrence Henson Foundation and will be donating the cash proceeds of her ambassadorship to its cause. The cause is close to her heart especially because her mother also suffers from bipolar depression and chronic anxiety
Before the show, Iris dazzled photographers wearing a sequined black gown by Elie Saab. Her beaming father watched with pride as she made her presence felt. He gushed about her speaking to Ryan Seacrest for E! News as they made their way through the red carpet.
“She's good. She's so confident! I can't help but be a dad. I'll just try to be cool.”
When asked what his advice for his daughter was, he said,
“I told her to keep her back straight. Elegance is presence. Smile and nod politely even if you can't understand what anyone's saying. If you feel like you're going to pass out...don't.”
As Golden Globe Ambassador, Isan was on stage for most of the show assisting in handing out awards to winners and escorting them out. At one point, she and her father were together on stage when he was also tasked to present an award.
Iris and Isan were also joined by the “Luther” star’s fiancé Sabrina Dhowre that night. The 30-year-old Somalian model who’s been engaged to the 46-year-old actor since February after an 11-month dating period showed her support for Isan via an Instagram story post.
“At the Globes, kill it @isanelba” she wrote to accompany a photo of her and Isan puckering up.
She also congratulated Isan in another post where she's standing next to Idris in the photo.
"A night I’ll never forget...congratulations @isanelba you make us so proud!"
This isn’t the first time Isan and Sabrina spent time together. In fact, they recently had dinner and even held hands in a photo Isan shared.
“Cutest dinner duo,” the teen wrote while sharing a photo of the two of them looking stylish in their respective outfits.
It seems like Sabrina is fitting right into Idris’ family seeing how close she is to his daughter. Apart from their closeness in age, Isan can probably learn a thing or two from the former beauty queen who was Miss Vancouver in 2014. It’s interesting to see what these two can accomplish together once Sabrina officially becomes Isan’s stepmother.