Are Rita Ora and Taika Waititi married? Singer says sure

Months after sparking marriage rumors, singer Rita Ora has confirmed that she and “Thor: Love and Thunder” director Taika Waititi tied the knot.

“Yes, here we are,” she instructed Coronary heart Breakfast hosts Jamie Theakston and Amanda Holden on Friday. “Everything happens for a reason, people. I am officially off the market.”

Ora’s announcement comes months after a number of retailers reported in August that the celebrities tied the knot throughout an intimate ceremony in London.

The “Hot Right Now” singer reportedly needed a small wedding ceremony with a view to “keep their relationship as private as possible.”

Ora and the “What We Do in the Shadows” filmmaker have remained pretty quiet about their relationship, save for Waititi’s pithy Instagram posts in regards to the two of them hitting high-profile occasions collectively.

They made their relationship red-carpet official in August 2021 on the Los Angeles premiere of “The Suicide Squad.” They usually went viral in March once they stepped out for the 2022 Vainness Honest Oscar social gathering when Waititi confirmed off his internet-boyfriend allure by enthusiastically kneeling to regulate Ora’s gown practice for a blue-carpet photograph op.

Taika Waititi, left, and Rita Ora arrive on the Vainness Honest Oscar Social gathering on the Wallis Annenberg Middle for the Performing Arts in Beverly Hills on March 27, 2022.

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Ora additionally joined Waititi on the London premiere of Marvel’s “Thor: Love and Thunder” in June 2022.

The “Let You Love Me” singer and the New Zealand filmmaker have been buddies for years and have been relationship for a couple of 12 months and a half. They reportedly grew nearer whereas Ora was working as a coach on the Australian model of “The Voice.”

Their marriage marks the second for Waititi, who shares two daughters along with his ex-wife and producer Chelsea Winstanley. It’s the primary for Ora, who was beforehand linked to DJ Calvin Harris and musician Andrew Watt.

Along with publicly asserting her marriage Friday, Ora mentioned she channeled her romance with Waititi into her new single, “You Only Love Me,” and its music video.

“I knew putting out a new single — it really being inspired by sort of where I’m at in my life — I knew that the questions were gonna come and I just thought I might as well put it in my music,” she mentioned Friday. “This is the first time I’ve done something where all the music does the talking, really.”

Even earlier than the music begins, “You Only Love Me” begins with a voicemail message of Waititi saying his spouse’s title.

The campy and vibrant music video launched Friday facilities on Ora gearing up for the “big day.” Surrounded by bridesmaids, the singer struts round in a marriage veil and a sleeveless gown as she gushes about her relationship.

“I can’t believe you look at me the way I look at you / ‘Cause no one’s ever loved me back the way that you do,” she sings. “I’ve been messed up a thousand times, but you make it right / Even on my darkest days, you show me light.”

Instances employees author Nardine Saad contributed to this report.