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Rita Ora Dating History: All the Men the Singer Dated before Taika Waititi

Bettina Dizon
Jun 09, 2022
01:10 P.M.
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Rita Ora is about to become a married woman, but before she met her forever partner, the singer dated several high-profile celebrities in the entertainment industry.

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Rita Ora found the man she would spend the rest of her life with, and they recently got engaged. The singer-songwriter gave her sweet yes to Taika Waititi when he asked her to marry him.

The newly engaged couple plans for an intimate and low-key wedding ceremony before going all out in another summer celebration.

Rita Ora during the MTV EMAs 2017 at The SSE Arena, Wembley on November 12, 2017 in London, England. | Source: Getty Images

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A source close to the couple said, "This isn't about them doing a big showy thing and crowing about it beforehand. It's just about them being in love and deciding the time is right to formalize their relationship. They couldn't be happier."

WHO HAS RITA ORA DATED BEFORE TAIKA WAITITI?

Ora and Bruno Mars dated from 2009 to 2011 before becoming international singing sensations. The duo met at age 18 and claimed it was love at first sight. Both had a shared passion for music and were struggling to become artists.

When they launched to stardom, work 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. Sadly, their relationship only lasted for two months due to different lifestyles.

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Rita Ora during the City of Hope Spirit of Life Gala 2018 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:

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"I thought he had my back and that he'd never steer me wrong, but then 'I Will Never Let You Down' came out, and everything started to go a bit weird. I don't know if it was because business was mixed with personal or what."

She later dated another man in the music scene, record producer Andrew Watt. Their relationship happened between 2016 to 2018.

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However, rumors about their split surfaced in 2020 when Waititi made red carpet appearances without his wife.

Ora was linked to actor Andrew Garfield for a while, although neither party spoke publicly about their relationship. The "For You" songstress' last relationship before Waititi was Romain Gavras, whom she dated from 2020 to 2021, amidst the pandemic's onset.

"Rita and I are very close. She is an amazing person," Gavras previously said. However, their work commitments did not allow their relationship to go any further.

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HAS TAIKA WAITITI BEEN MARRIED BEFORE?

Ora and Waititi's wedding will not be the first time the famous director will walk down the aisle. Waititi was first married to producer-filmmaker Chelsea Winstanley.

Winstanley is a star in her own right, but it was not easy trying to stay clear of her husband's shadow. "I'm just sick of women portrayed as living in the shadow of their partners," she said in an interview.

However, rumors about 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 split, their kids remain their top priority.

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