Rita Ora is on her way to becoming a married woman, but before she met her forever partner, the singer dated several top celebrities in the entertainment industry.
Rita Ora found the man she would spend the rest of her life with, and they recently got engaged. The singer-songwriter gave his sweet yes to Taika Waititi when he asked her to marry him.
The newly engaged couple are planning an intimate and low-key wedding ceremony before embarking on another summer celebration.
Rita Ora during the 2017 MTV EMAs at SSE Arena, Wembley on November 12, 2017 in London, England. | Source: Getty Images
A source close to the couple said: “It’s not about them doing something flashy and bragging about it in advance. It’s just about being in love and deciding that the moment came to make their relationship official. They couldn’t be happier.”
WHO DID RITA ORA DATE BEFORE TAIKA WAITITI?
Ora and Bruno Mars dated from 2009 to 2011 before becoming international singing sensations. The duo met when they were 18 and said it was love at first sight. Both had a common passion for music and struggled to become artists.
When they rose to fame, the job cost them their relationship and both moved on in life. In 2012, Ora fell in love with another name in the entertainment industry, Rob Kardashian. Unfortunately, their relationship only lasted two months due to different lifestyles.
Rita Ora at the 2018 City of Hope Spirit of Life Gala at Barker Hangar on October 11, 2018 in Santa Monica, California. | Source: Getty Images
The following year, Ora became involved with DJ and songwriter Calvin Harris, with whom he collaborated to produce the single “I Will Never Let You Down”. Ora said, as reported by Pop Sugar:
“I thought he had my back and would never cheat on me, but then ‘I’ll Never Let You Down’ came out, and it all started to get a little weird. I don’t know if it was because business was mixed up with staff or what.”
She later dated fellow music scene man, record producer Andrew Watt. Their relationship took place between 2016 and 2018.
However, rumors of their split surfaced in 2020 when Waititi made red carpet appearances without his wife.
Ora has been linked to actor Andrew Garfield for a time, although neither party has spoken publicly about their relationship. The “For You” singer’s last relationship before Waititi was Romain Gavras, whom she dated from 2020 to 2021, at the start of the pandemic.
“Rita and I are very close. She’s an amazing person,” Gavras previously said. However, their professional commitments did not allow their relationship to continue.
HAS TAIKA WAITITI BEEN MARRIED BEFORE?
Ora and Waititi’s wedding won’t be the first time the famed director has walked down the aisle. Waititi was first married to producer-filmmaker Chelsea Winstanley.
Winstanley is a star in her own right, but trying to stay out of her husband’s shadow hasn’t been easy. “I’m sick of women portrayed as living in their partner’s shadow,” she said in an interview.
However, rumors of their split surfaced in 2020 when Waititi made red carpet appearances without his wife. Waititi and Winstanley share two daughters, Te Hinekahu and Matewa Kiritapu. Despite their separation, their children remain their top priority.