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CLICK FLASH: Idris Elba Goes Shirtless for Essence Magazine’s August 2017 Issue

By Teonny Spears / Published on Wednesday, 12 Jul 2017 15:08 PM / No Comments

The always handsome and very sexy Idris Elba covers the August 2017 issue of Essence magazine, where he not only shows off his gorgeous smile, he also goes shirtless and leads little to the imagination.

Inside his cover story, the 44-year-old actor and musician opens up about being a father and his thoughts on marriage.

ON BEING A DAD: “Because I’m 44 years old with a two-and-a-half-year-old boy, I’m rolling around playing and then I’m at a Drake concert with my teenage daughter. Having a young child now keeps me young, without a doubt…”

ON GETTING MARRIED AGAIN: “Am I ever gonna get remarried? I don’t think so. Yeah, I don’t think so. Marriage is an institution of sorts. And I’ve done it. It’s not for everybody. It’s not my life’s calling.”

Pick up the August 2017 issue of Essence Magazine, on newsstands Friday, July 14.


About Teonny Spears

26 year-old Teonny Spears, is from a small town in Louisiana called Ferriday, where he currently lives. A fan of Pop music, Teonny began writing at a small age and in 2005, he began blogging for fun on Myspace about his favorite artists. After building a love for entertainment news, he began working for, and launched his own weekly show in 2009 called EnterSHADEment Talk for 8 seasons and over 200 episodes before ending the show in 2012. He shortly left Defglam in the same year. In 2012, Teonny became the Pop Culture Expert for Sinuous Magazine.After a three-year run, Teonny left the publication to pursue new interests, and now resides at, as the Editor-in-Chief, where he specializes in Celebrity Gossip, fashion, music & introducing readers to new and rising talent. Teonny is also part of a collective called The Bloginati, a Multifaceted group with people who touch on several forms of media.