Rita Ora has spoken out about her marriage to Taiki Waititi for the first time after she secretly tied the knot earlier this summer.
The 31-year-old singer insists she beats the director, 47, and is planning another big wedding in London for her friends and family.
Pop star Rita says she was inspired by her parents – mother Vera and father Besnik – in her search for love after learning from their strong relationship of more than 30 years.
In Love: Rita Ora, 31, has spoken about her marriage to Taiki Waititi for the first time after secretly dating earlier this summer.
she said on Jaime Winston’s Greatest Night Ever Podcast: I’m in love. I love so much. I’m in love, I’m in love, amen!
‘But I love love, too. I’ve always believed in her and always felt like I’ve always wanted fairy tales and that’s what I grew up loving.
She added of her mum and dad: “My parents have been together for over 30 years, so for me it was always about love and finding a partner and all that, so I’m really glad I did.
Romance: The singer insists she’s outsmarting the director, 47, and is planning another big wedding in London for her friends and family
Hara: Pop star Rita says she was inspired by her parents – mother Vera and father Psnick – in her search for love
I’ve made that choice. It made me happy and I love Taika. It is very funny and beautiful.
It turns out that Rita married Taika Waititi in an intimate ceremony in London in August.
At the time, the star was said to have changed her surname, which means she will now be known as Mrs. Waititi Ora.
Glitz? The singer sparked wedding speculation this summer when she was seen wearing a gold ring on her finger
Both the Hot Right Now hitmaker and the director of Thor: Love And Thunder were photographed with gold bands on their fingers in the days surrounding their wedding – fueling speculation that they had already tied the knot.
Rita and Taika started dating in March 2021, before announcing their romance in August.
The couple got engaged before their August wedding, with sources claiming they were planning a huge party to celebrate their secret wedding with friends and family.
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source said the sun At the time: “It was a really intimate and very special party for everyone out there. Their nearest and dearest could see how madly in love they were.”
Although she lives in the spotlight, Rita is determined to keep the relationship as private as possible and doesn’t want to create a big song and dance around the wedding.
Rita is already back in the studio working on her third album, and her last session was with Rollo writer Ava Max and Noah Cyrus.
It was reported in June that the couple were marrying each other after the question was asked around the same time.
The British singer and director is said to be planning an impending low-profile concert abroad before partying with fellow top listeners at a major party in London later this year.
It is understood that Rita, who is working on several films and The Voice Australia, and Taika, who is planning a series of films, are hoping to tie the knot once their work commitments are over.
married? Rita and Taika fueled speculation that they were getting married after a Thor director was seen wearing a wedding band this summer.
friend said the sun: “This isn’t about them doing something wildly flashy and yelling about it beforehand. It’s just about being in love and deciding when to formalize their relationship. They couldn’t be happier.”
They didn’t do the whole thing, ‘Will you marry me?’ something and posted on Instagram.
There is no loop or significant backlog. They got closer and closer, and eventually they said to each other almost simultaneously, “I want to marry you.”
In August, a source said the couple, who started dating in March 2021 after meeting in Australia, are moving so quickly in their relationship that they have started discussing marriage. new idea.
“Tika calls Rita ‘wife’ all the time and talks about what her first and last husband will be,” the insider said.
Everyone around them belittles it as cute banter, but [Rita is] He definitely hopes it’s real,” they continued, adding that she was “totally obsessed” with him.
At the time, Rita was reported to have started joking about getting married at a “quick, heppy-deep” party in California, then celebrating with a bigger party later.
Taika was previously married to film producer Chelsea Winstanley, but they are believed to have quietly separated in 2018.
The couple share two daughters: Tee Henkau, ten, and Matewa Kiritabo, six.
In February, Rita thought about her relationship with Taika as she shared a streaming post on Valentine’s Day.
The singer thanked the director for ‘being cool’ for posting a previously unseen throwback to the pair in 2018 — three years before their romance began.
Love story: Rita and Taika started dating in March 2021 after meeting in Australia (pictured in Thor: Love and Thunder screening in London in July)
Before Taika, Rita romanticized a string of big names, starting in her pre-fame years.
Before either of them shot to superstardom, Rita dated Bruno Mars at the age of 18, later saying, “It was love at first sight.”
“We met in 2009. I was 18 and started at Roc Nation. Bruno was unknown at the time either. He was a struggling songwriter and was hired to write songs for me. I thought: “Wow, that’s just the greatest guy in the world!’”
After Bruno, the singer dated reality star Rob Kardashian for two months from October 2012 before ending their brief romance due to her ‘hectic work schedule’ and their incompatible lifestyles.
She then forged high-profile relationships with the likes of DJ Calvin Harris, musician Andrew Watt and son of designer Tommy Hilfiger Ricky.
Rita also enjoyed the company of rapper A$AP Rocky, actor Andrew Garfield and rocker Travis Barker.
The Romantic History of Rita Ora
Bruno March 2009-2011
Before either of them became famous, Rita dated Bruno Mars at the age of 18, later saying, “It was love at first sight.”
“We met in 2009. I was 18 and started at Roc Nation. Bruno was unknown at the time either.
He was a struggling songwriter and was hired to write songs for me. I thought: “Wow, that’s just the greatest man in the world!”
Rob Kardashian 2012
The singer dated reality star Rob for two months from October 2012 before ending their short romance due to her “hectic work schedule” and incompatible lifestyles.
She admits that she forgot that she even dated the hosiery designer because the fling was “too short-lived”.
The end of their brief romance coincided with a series of bitter social media posts from Rob, who indirectly suggested that the singer cheated on him multiple times during their relationship.
Rita and Calvin Harris
Calvin Harris 2013-2014
Calvin and Rita in the spring of 2013 were linked by a dating pair for about a year.
DJ and Rita had a romantic and professional relationship, collaborating on Rita’s number one song Never Let You Down.
It is said that Rita left her face red after learning that their relationship had ended via Twitter.
The Scottish DJ took to the social media site to announce the couple’s year-long romance had ended, but the songmaker I’ll Never Forget You was said to have been unaware that the beau would release the statement.
Ricky Hill 2014-2015
Rita and Tommy Hilfiger’s son, Ricky Hill, confirmed their relationship in August 2014, only to break up after 14 months of romance.
A $ AP ROCKY 2015
Rocky had a falling out with Rita in 2015. The rapper later sparked controversy when he included candid words about his ex-wife in his single The Best of Things.
ASAP – whose real name is Rakim Mayers – later admitted that his comments about Rita were “tasteless”.
Travis Parker 2015
Rita had a month-long relationship with now-husband Kourtney Kardashian in the fall of 2015. Travis is rumored to have stopped romance due to his unwillingness to be in a “serious relationship.”
Rita and Andrew Watt
Andrew Watt 2016-2017
Rita enjoyed a year-long romance with fellow musician Andrew in 2016, before the split, with the star revealing her single status during an appearance on The Jonathan Ross Show.
Andrew Garfield 2018
The Hollywood singer and actor would spend four months before Andrew called time on their journey for a ‘more private life’, with Rita returning to Watt for a brief reconciliation after Garfield’s split.
Roman Javras 2020-2021
The London-based French director, who directed music videos for American rappers Kanye West and Jay-Z, began dating Rita after her split from Andrew.
The couple enjoyed a stormy romance during their brief affair with exotic vacations in Ibiza and Corfu.
In October 2020, the pair sparked engagement rumors when Rita was seen wearing a huge boulder on her engagement finger.
A source close to Rita told MailOnline about their breakup: “Rita and Roman tried to make it work but agreed that it wasn’t supposed to be the case. They remained close but it was simply impossible to maintain a relationship as they barely saw each other.
“Given their busy schedules for 2021, writing was pretty much on hold towards the end of last year.”
Rita and Roman went their separate ways weeks after breaking Covid rule for her 30th birthday party at Notting Hill Restaurant on November 21, 2020.
A spokeswoman for Roman, 39, confirmed to MailOnline: ‘Rita and Roman separated months ago due to difficulties with their respective work obligations. They remain close friends.
TAIKA WAITITI 2020 – Present
The couple began dating in March 2021 after meeting in Australia, and were said to be moving very quickly in their relationship as they began discussing marriage within months, a source said. new idea.