Rita Ora is dating Travis Barker, she pursued him & ‘he’s really into her’

Rita Ora

Rita Ora has a reputation for dating messy guys who lead to messier breakups. Well, other than Ricky Hilfiger, who seemed ok with it when he and Rita recently broke up. But Rita usually dates guys who get publicly dramatic over splits. Such as Rob Kardashian, who said she cheated with 20 dudes, and Calvin Harris, who blocked her from performing songs and said she deserved it for a “damn good reason.” Rita has been single for a hot minute, so it’s time for her to find another messy boyfriend. Enter Travis Barker, whose public battle with ex-wife Shanna Moakler led to mutual arrests and death threats. Yikes. Us Weekly says Rita and Travis are quite the hot couple now:

On to the next one! Rita Ora is dating Travis Barker, Us Weekly can confirm. The “I Will Never Let You Down” songstress and Blink 182 frontman have been getting cozy ever since meeting at the Power 106 All-Star Game on Sept. 20 in Los Angeles.

“Rita sought him out and gave him her info,” an insider tells Us of the singer, 24. “They have been together every day since.”

And the rocker, 39, isn’t complaining. “He’s really into her,” the source tells Us. “He likes interesting women and she’s beautiful.” Ora and Barker also bond over their love for music.

Barker, who was married to Shanna Moakler from 2004 to 2009 and shares Son Landon, 11, and daughter Alabama, 9, with her, was previously linked to UFC ring girl Arianny Celeste.

Ora just recently split from her boyfriend of over a year, Tommy Hilfiger’s son Ricky Hilfiger, this past July. “They were both too busy, the distance got hard, and both agreed that it was better for them to be single but stay friends,” a source close to Tommy’s rapper son tells Us.

[From Us Weekly]

This is a terrible idea on Rita’s behalf, but I assume she’s aware of Travis’ reputation, so… good luck girl. Rita also has a new interview with Yahoo, and she talks about stuff like her second makeup line with Rimmel. She also calls herself “a free-thinking artist” who “likes to spread my wings.” Rita says the first thing her fans say to her is “thank you so much for being so comfortable in your skin.” Really? Rita actually seems insecure since she’s always bragging. I also wouldn’t dream of saying that to a famous person, but I’m the type to start walking into walls when meeting one.

One more bit of Rita news. Sam Bailey, who won X-Factor in 2013, trashed Rita and says she has no business judging music because she “got a record deal straight out of drama school.” Sam says Rita hasn’t paid her dues or worked any difficult jobs before making it in entertainment. Justified?

Ugh, Travis Barker.

Travis Barker

Rita Ora

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  1. Ellie says:

    Rita Ora is an old school casting couch tramp.

    She has earned everything she has ever gotten on her back. I’m not talking about Calvin Harris and Rbo Kardashian, I’m not even talking about Simon Cowell. I’m talking about Jay-Z and a LOT of other record producers.

    Black/Urban blogs have all the scoops on this. I don’t know why mainstream blogs haven’t picked up on it.

    • Felice. says:

      Paid off?

    • GlimmerBunny says:

      Do tell! Who has she slept with except for Jay-Z (who if that is true is freaking blind – married to Beyoncé and cheated with RITA??)

    • paola says:

      I’m not sure about what you say because she is talented. Her choice of music is wrong but she has a great voice and she should just go in a different direction or she’ll always be a Rihanna wannabe.
      I can totally see her sleeping with people to get what she wants.

      I honestly think, without sounding disrespectful, that she would make a great pr0n star.
      No snark or anything on the matter.
      She’ll always be a class B singer, quite mediocre and too confused to hit the jackpot for real, but as a pr0n star she’d be the best in the field.

      • Naddie says:

        She really gives the vibe.

      • QQ says:

        Paola, No Shade either, she’d go gangbusters in that field, cause music certainly aint it, like all she ever comes off is as low rent ______, wackadoodle fashions, Thirst and a Heartbreaking amount of hair bleach

      • paola says:

        she has a good voice though. But her style is so off that she’s almost painful to look at.
        She has a dirtiness in her eyes that would make her the biggest adult movie star ever.

      • Bridget says:

        She has a nice voice, but so do a ton of other young women, and she got an instant PR push and public profile.

        But Travis Barker? Have some standards, girl.

    • Nik says:


      *sings* Why you always lyin. Why you always lyin. Mmhhm oh my god, stop f**king lyin.

    • sarah says:

      i can’t stand her, I’m not even sure why. She looks chronically dirty & greasy.. i just get a vibe looking at her that there is much more to the story of her “rise to fame” than the mainstream news outlets have put out. But like always.. time usually & eventually will unfold the truth.

      • Sea Dragon says:

        Greasy- yes!! I’ve never seen her animated or heard her voice but that’s exactly what I pick up on when I look at pics. Maybe it’s her matted down slicked back hair and very dark caked on makeup that does it. There’s no natural shine anywhere.
        And a comment on the dress- it’s vulgar. I’m not even talking style. (Though what’s with the blue satan collar?) It’s the lace in front of her crotch. Makes it look like she’s growing a forest in between her legs.

      • Kosmos says:

        Can’t stand Travis, and saw Ora only once doing a concert and was really turned off by her use of half nudity to attract attention. It really made her look rather trampy and unattractive. She must be holding onto a LOT of insecurity because it shows up in different ways. I don’t give this couple long because they’re both too dysfunctional.

    • Loulou says:

      What are good urban blogs to read?

    • Christo says:

      She is sooooo gross. And he is like a filthier Adam Levine.

    • EN says:

      Maybe it is just me but I think the shame for the casting couch should be hang on all those producers and influential men.
      Sure, the starlets should probably take the high road but they are not the ones in the position of power.

  2. paola says:

    It seems like she’s allergic to people who shower daily.

  3. Maefabulous says:

    I would challenge her to name one misfits song.

    • Jay says:

      I was literally just about to post that!

    • Pamela says:

      Yep. Same thought here.

    • paranormalgirl says:

      she bought the shirt at Hot Topic or something.

    • Elena says:

      THIS. You have no idea how angry it makes me to see pop people in shirts like these, however if you’ll notice it’s only ever the big big names that are easily identified to the common man. I’ve never seen anyone rock an addicts t, a global threat, any old metal band besides Metallica, megadeth, sabbath or ozzy. Can you be anymore transparent? You’re not fooling anyone.

      • 80s punk says:

        You have no idea how mad it makes me when someone tries to claim punk credentials and they throw out The Addicts. Now if you had throw out Battalion of Saints, Feederz, Ill Repute, Agression, Mad Parade, Rich Kids on LSD, Regan Youth, MDC, Drunk Injuns, etc., then I might have a little respect for you. You probably bought your Addicts t-shirt at the mall.

      • Elena says:

        80′s punk, actually I do not even own an addicts t, so your assumption i bought it at the mall is invalid. I love how you try to put me on blast, as if I do not know what ‘punk’ is. I’m pretty damn sure I know and like punk music, I know what ‘real’ punk is, so kindly take your commentary and eat it.

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  4. Loopy says:

    Jennifer Lopez 2.0 , they can’t cool their pants for 5 minutes.

  5. maura says:

    Well this has ruined blink 182 for me… Although he is such a shady character anyways.

    Also, 39??? I’m not buying that, he’s got to be mid 40′s surely, seems like blink have been around too long for him to be 39.

    • Erinn says:

      Tom Delonge ruined Blink 182 for me, haha.

      I’m also pretty sure Travis is an alien or something – the guy never seems to age. He came into the band last though, and he must have just been a kid then.

    • OrigialTessa says:

      If you look at old Blink 182 videos, Travis is a child, like 17-18.

    • Bridget says:

      I thought the same thing too. Travis Barker only 39? Really?

  6. Erinn says:

    Ugh. Travis. You fool.

    Travis and Shanna were a complete toxic mess. There’s no excuse for either of them in that mess -and Travis said and did some inexcusable things. I would like to note, that this was following his plane crash which really messed him up. Again – not an excuse for the choices he made, but it lends a little insight as to why he became so erratic during that time. He still can’t fly.

    But I will say – he loves his kids (his daughter is biologically Oscar’s I believe?), and is an incredibly talented guy. Terrible taste in women, and a record of poor behavior though.

  7. Mop top says:

    Random thought out of nowhere, but I always feel the need to scrub her face with a nice soapy washcloth.

    • Size Does Matter says:

      She wears more makeup on a daily basis that I go through in a month. Makes you wonder what’s really going on under there.

      • Bridget says:

        So you’re saying she’s your new style inspiration?

      • Size Does Matter says:

        My family would have me committed if that happened! I’d look pretty ridiculous at 7th grade athletics events in the full Rita.

  8. Ally8 says:

    I think she missed her life calling when she broke up with Rob Kardashian, cause she would have made a swell Kardashian-by-association. Her career, too, mostly consists of dating and being photographed in clothes coming out of buildings.

    Also, even Rob Kardashian is a step up from Travis bottom-of-the-dating-barrel Barker.

    • NewWester says:

      Rita likes the spotlight and Kim K likes the spotlight. The two of them in the same room together would be like a match and a bucket of gasoline. Besides there is no way Kris” Demon Mother” Jenner would allow anyone to take the attention away from Kim.

  9. Naddie says:

    A new song? Oh no, a new guy.

  10. jess1632 says:

    not a rita fan in the slightest but if she got signed right out of drama and music school she must’ve done something right. Therefore whoever this is trashing her saying she shouldn’t judge x factor I would think is wrong. She STUDIED and went to school for a career while he just sang on a stage for three minutes…

    EDIT: she shouldn’t have to work “difficult” jobs before fame if she didn’t want to , that does not make sense. She paid her dues by going to school!!!!!!!!

  11. kri says:

    Ugh. He looks like an extra that crawled off the “Breaking Bad” set. I wouldn’t let him near me. WTF is wrong with her?

  12. Eliza says:

    She also allegedly had relations with A$ap Rocky, which he very politely documented in a song.

  13. tacos and tv says:

    I used to be in lurve with him way back in the way back!!! So hot. I like him and shaynna together until it got caraazy hot mess! I don’t like Rita ora, at all. not for me!

  14. Tania says:

    Ew ew ew. They both look so dirty.

  15. Andrea says:

    I always hoped Shanna and Travis would work it out. :(

  16. esthetix says:

    Guess I’m not fully awake yet.
    I read Travis Barker and thought, “the beloved host from Price is Right?…Noooo!!”
    But yea, the drummer of my favorite band in middle school? Still sucks, but I’m ok with this.

  17. nikzilla says:

    This chick loves going after Rihanna’s sloppy seconds and here she goes again. SMH

  18. Bobafelty says:

    Travis has mainly dated total train wrecks, so this makes sense.

  19. WinnieCoopersMom says:

    I do not get the appeal of this chick at all. Yes, she is exotic but IMO she is just not cute at all. Girl is flat out homely. She must be really good in bed or something ..sigh

    • Hannah says:

      And you get the appeal of that travis guy? Is he meant to be some kind of prize that she is lucky to get with? Genuinely confused 😳

      • WinnieCoopersMom says:

        Ew hellll no! He’s disgusting IMO. I’m just saying..with the way she keeps so many guys coming her way, I just don’t get her appeal. Myabe she could be pretty but has let the trashy take over her whole look and persona. These two are def a match.

    • Naddie says:

      In her defense I’d say she seems very, uhn… approachable. And since when guys don’t like trashy?

  20. FrenchGirlChi says:

    I think what he is trying to say is that she hasn’t been in the industry long enough to judge music. I don’t know her well enough but I only hear about who she is dating and the dating drama more than her work. She is popular in the UK circuit but um not for the right amount reasons.

  21. Jayla says:

    I don’t understand some people’s hostility toward her. She has a great voice and can actually sing live. I don’t think people are in cahoots to make her famous, or they would just pay the radio stations to play her music. I think the reason people notice her is because she actually is striking, there is just something about the way she dresses that is off. If she actually had a good stylist and a publicist, she’d be fine. I guess she does date a lot of guys, but that doesn’t bother me as much as it does some people.

  22. Hannah says:

    Hillfiger got a new girlfriend the minute they split up that’s why he wasn’t out there acting all hurt like Calvin.
    this guy looks like an older version of hillfigger, these type of guys are what ora likes. That’s why I think she dated clean cut Calvin mostly for her career.

  23. Rainbow says:

    Wasn’t there a scandal when he was married and his wife was trashing the mistress on twitter? The mistress was a train wreck, Lindsay , Paris..? I don’t remember,damn!

  24. Skins says:

    Girl is so desperate to make it in the states and it is just not gonna happen.

  25. Corrie says:

    Rita – she’s a woman I wish relied on the strength of her music and business career more than she relies on who’s she’s dating. Rita always comes off pressed and needy. MTV awards, prime example. I think she’s talented but songs not memorable. And her one hit song was written by Katy. Its not the guys I see as the problem with her. RIta is the problem with the guys Rita picks. She picks guys on the low grade because that’s all who are bothered to be joined in the type of relationship she wants. Also, Calvin – messy and shady. Rob meh. She never slept with Jay but she seems desperate for Baller attention. Going after Travis – Really? Who wants him lol.

  26. LO says:

    I worked for Travis… Him and Rita are perfect for each other. lol