Hanne “Kim” Norgaard is known for her career in the beauty industry as a make-up artist and owner of a make-up line, Kim Elba Cosmetics. She is also remembered for her beauty initiative Make-up Up Your Mind To Make-up. But her business is not the only thing that has brought her fame. Her marriage to Idris Elba, considered one of the sexiest men in the world, is another factor that has contributed to the fame Hanne “Kim” Norgaard enjoys, even though the two are no longer together. Let us take a tour of her personal life, including her leavened love for the talented actor.
How Did Hanne “Kim” Norgaard Meet Idris Elba?
There is not much information about the early years of Hanne “Kim” Norgaard. It is known, however, that she was born on April 5, 1977, as the daughter of a South Korean mother and a black father, which is why she calls herself a “Blasian”, which means a mixture of black and Asian. She spent her childhood in various cities, including England, the USA, and South Korea. When she was a teenager, Kim Norgaard decided that she wanted to enter the beauty industry by becoming a make-up artist and model. However, her parents required her to graduate, which she did by attending the International Artist Make-up Academy in the United Kingdom, where she graduated with distinction. Immediately after graduation, Hanne “Kim” Norgaard got a job with the BBC, where she worked for a year before being hired by Columbia Tristar in 1993. While working at Tristar she met Idris Elba.
When Norgaard and Elba first met, the latter was still in the process of building his acting career. Kim confirms that he is incredibly talented as an actor, so she knew that it would not be too difficult to make his dreams come true.
While Idris Elba was passionately pursuing his career, Kim also pushed his career as a make-up artist. She made up a lot of media platforms: Stage appearances, TV/films, fashion, and print.
The couple married in 1999 and understood that their careers could only be improved through migration. They decided to move to New York in search of better opportunities. Three years after their move and into their marriage, Isan Elba, the couple’s only child, was born.
What Actually Ruptured Their Marriage?
In 2003, when their daughter had a child and their marriage turned four years old, the couple divorced. The divorce of Hanne Norgaard and Idris Elba came as a surprise, and as with all divorces, people wanted to know what was the cause of their separation. None of them, however, expressed themselves to talk about the cause of the divorce. Although he did not give too much information, Idris once said that Kim could not adapt to life in New York. In essence, one could say that the demands of his acting career tore them apart. Although divorced, Kim decided to keep the family name of Idris Elba, and with this name, she built her business and brand.
The ex-lovers also maintain a friendly relationship as co-parents with their daughter Isan. On the occasion of the 16th birthday of their daughter Isan, the two met to organize a birthday party for her. birthday. She is the first child of the actor and has a half-brother named Winston, who Elba had during his relationship with Naiyana Garth.
Isan always wanted to take after her father in acting. But after careful consideration lately, the black beauty wants to switch to photography and writing.
Nothing is known about Kim’s personal life and other relationships before her marriage to Idris Elba. However, we do know that after her divorce from Elba in 2003, she remained single for a long time until she married Andrew L. Friar in 2013.
Brother Andrew L. Friar is a pastor at Heart Strong Church, Gwinnett County, and lives in Atlanta. He is the great-grandson of the founders of COGIC, the governing body of the Pentecostal church. When they entered into matrimony, Norgaard moved to the state of Georgia to live with him. Apparently, things continue to go well in their paradise.
On their first wedding day, Kim described her new brother as a gift from heaven… God’s special gift to her. With so much splendor and joy, she said she was amazed at his faith in God, “patience, understanding, and trust.
What Is Hanne Kim Norgaard Up To Now?
Hanne “Kim” Norgaard usually calls herself Kim and as mentioned before, she runs her own business. In 2007, she launched the initiative Make Up Your Mind, a make-up outfit that offers celebrities instant make-up wherever and whenever they need it.
She also uses this platform to host parties where she trains women in the use of make-up during the vacations and shows them how to get the best look for each vacation period in which the parties are held. The initiative helped to boost her business, which had visibly declined in 2008. Two years after launching the initiative, she was asked to participate in the My Black is Beautiful campaign as a make-up artist and consultant.