Sabrina Dhowre Elba revealed Sunday that she tested positive for coronavirus after having chosen not to quarantine away from her husband, the actor Idris Elba.
The couple explained their decision to stay together in an interview with Oprah Winfrey through FaceTime for an episode of “Oprah Talks: COVID-19” on Apple TV. The couple were criticized online after they posted a video explaining Idris Elba’s confirmed test results, with his wife sitting close by.
Sabrina Elba told Winfrey that it was her choice to stay with her husband, even though medical experts have advised that those who test positive for the coronavirus isolate from others to slow the spread.
“I could have made the decision to put myself, maybe, in a separate room or stay away, and I’m sure that people are making those decisions. And they’re tough decisions to make,” Sabrina Elba said. “But I made the decision to want to be with him and, you know, still touch him.”