Rita Ora and Taika Waititi have been seeing each other


File this one under Things That Make You Go Huh? Rumor has it that singer Rita Ora and Director/Writer/Actor Taika Waititi are an item. How did this happen? It seems to be location based. Taika is currently in Australia filming his next project, Thor: Love and Thunder. He’s been photographed all over Oz with Russell Crowe, Chris Hemsworth and Matt Damon at sports arenas, various beaches and bike paths. However, Taika recently popped up in the shot above on Rita’s Instagram in a photoset that she captioned, “Good times, memories, random things on my phone and the ones I love..❤️,” which got everyone scratching their heads. Rita happens to be in Sydney currently to film The Voice. Now we’re hearing that not only have they been dating since March, she may have scored herself a cameo in the Thor film.

Rita Ora sent fans into a frenzy last week when she shared an incredibly cosy snap with Thor director Taika Waititi.

And now it has been reported that the two stars have been ‘dating for over a month’ while the singer has been in Sydney filming The Voice.

According to The Sun, Rita, 30, and Taika, 45, have made no secret they are together among their famous friends and things could be getting serious.

‘They’ve been a couple since early March but kept things low key. However, all their friends know about the relationship. They’re really into each other,’ a source told the publication.

The rumoured couple were spotted exiting a private jet with Chris Hemsworth, his wife Elsa and Matt Damon in Sydney recently, following a trip to the Gold Coast.

The Hollywood movie hunks are staying Down Under to shoot scenes for Taika’s Thor Love and Thunder film in addition to Russell Crowe, who was seen on a bike ride with Rita last week.

A listener of the Who? Weekly podcast fuelled further romance speculation as they reported seeing the couple kissing inside a restaurant.

Curious fans took to social media to question whether Rita, who split from French director Romain Gavras earlier this year, will have a cameo in his film.

A twitter user said: ‘When taika waititi sneaks rita ora into the first thor movie thus making rita the first pop girlie in the mcu yup!

‘(please don’t correct me if im wrong I have seen maybe 5 marvel movies I don’t care)’. (sic)

A second added: ‘You being a Thor or nah @ritaora?’

A third Thor fan wrote: ‘Idris Elba is on Rita Ora’s Instagram (I make no apologies, I love her problematic a**) so does that mean he’s in the next Thor?’

[From The Daily Mail]

I don’t love this. Rita seems messy. She’s constantly stepping in trouble in her career. She was awful about breaking quarantine for her birthday and lying to cover it up. And she has a history of being messy in her dating life. Taika is a little harder to figure out. When news of his divorce hit, it appeared that his much younger assistant was the reason. But then it came out that he and his wife, Chelsea Winstanley, had been separated for two years by the time he was first seen with his assistant. Still, he’d met the assistant before the split and no one has ever confirmed when the relationship started. Either way, it seems he’s sticking to 30-year-olds for the time being. And he seems to be looking for a good time, which I guess Rita is, because she’s hanging out with the whole cast of Thor, it seems. The article quoted someone saying that Idris Elba showed up on Rita’s IG. I went through all her posts in the last month and found no Idris. I’m not saying she doesn’t show up in Thor, I’m sure she does, I’m just bummed I didn’t get a shot of Idris.

As I said, this isn’t my favorite pairing, but I don’t expect it to last past either’s filming schedule. I’m sure Rita would love to ride Taika’s coattails right into a cinematic career, but I won’t bank on it. As for her finagling a scene in Thor, Taika’s a pretty smart filmmaker. If he finds a way to cleverly insert her into the film, he will. She won’t hurt anything.

I’ll admit, I am a lot more invested in Idris possibly being in the area to film Thor than whether these two are going anywhere.

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  1. Silver Charm says:

    Taika has been messy since he got famous. Cheating, partying, etc. He too was breaking quarantine to party with IG models. He’s just been pretty successful at keeping much of it under wraps. These two deserve one another.

    • Darla says:

      Are there any male IG models or influencers? Party men? I’m just wondering.

      • Silver Charm says:

        Not that i know of. Seems to be your typical 20 year old women and whomever Jeremy Renner flies into his Lake Tahoe party pad. Typical gross middle aged men stuff.

      • Darla says:

        Ew Renner is doing that huh? I find him so gross so I can’t be surprised to hear this.

      • Silver Charm says:

        @Darla He had a big Fourth of July party where he flew them and Taika in while Tahoe was getting slammed by COVID cases. The models were posting all kinds of photos (he gave them all Camp Renner t-shirts apparently lol) and Daily Mail caught on. The models hadn’t done any quarantine themselves bc their IGs were full of party pictures from the week prior. Renner’s ex saw and filed something in court bc he had his daughter there that weekend, which makes everything xtra gross.

      • Jellybean says:

        Renner did not have his daughter there that weekend, she was there the week before when none of those women where there. That was when he was running the “kid’s club”. Also the the Mail did not ‘catch on’. Renner has a stalker who monitors the accounts of all his family and friends. She sent it to his ex-wife who filed a complaint with the court, all of which was thrown out, but was none-the less leaked to the Mail nearly a week after Renner was cleared to take his daughter back to Tahoe. The people that where there on 4th of July were Taika and his children, Renner’s sister and her children and a couple of other friends and their children. I don’t know why the young women were there. At least one has worked for Renner for at least 4 years, I believe as some sort of tech consultant. I honestly don’t know why a tech consultant who runs her own business feels the need to post pictures of herself in her underwear on instagram, but it seems common enough in LA and doesn’t make you an instagram model; if it does I shall feel free to call at least one “hard hitting” journalist an instagram model from now on.

    • Zapp Brannigan says:

      Yeah stories that he cheated with the pa when he wife was pregnant with their second baby and now how he is living it up with Instagram influencer model types have been floating about online for a while, with that in mind Rita Ora seems to be his perfect level of messiness.

      • Darla says:

        I know a man who cheated while his wife was pregnant with their 2nd. They eventually reconciled and believe it or not? It got worse from there. Like, you may think there’s nothing lower in regards to cheating than doing it to your pregnant wife, but there actually is a lower. So what any woman will find out is that this guy has zero boundaries and he will f your sister, your mother, your bf, your niece. Run.

      • cassandra says:

        That rumor permanently killed the lady-boner I had for Taika. Just truly the lowest of the low.

    • Gruey says:

      Rita invited herself into the conversation about Beyoncé’s Lemonade. She also had nasty shit to say about Meghan when she was dating Harry, going on and on about how she and Harry are such good friends. So she can take SEVERAL seats.

      Didn’t know Taika was such a mess. Disappointing.

    • Veronica S. says:

      Yeah, it’s honestly been kind of shocking if you were following him before he hit it big. My friend was a fan of his work all the way back to his start on “Flight of the Concords,” and she’s very ??? at a lot of what’s happened over the last few years. I guess fame changes people or, more likely, just gives them an opportunity to be a mess in ways they couldn’t be before. Who knows. Maybe he was always like this, and nobody knew outside New Zealand lol.

      • tealily says:

        Yeah, he’s always seemed like goofy fun and Chelsea seemed more serious, but I’m honestly so disappointed. I think he’s a very good filmmaker and he always seemed to have a good head on his shoulders. Bummer. #TeamChelsea

  2. Christa says:

    Question: did Rita Ora get cancelled?

  3. I pet goat 2 says:

    Oh she’s had work done! Interesting, haven’t seen her in a while
    But good for them, probably pretty hot sex

  4. Chartreuse says:

    Honestly if I tripped over either of them I wouldn’t know as an over 60 yo, but last I heard of her she was dating young Beckham?

    Australia is rife with celebs. All escaping covid. It’s more a question of who is not in Oz.

  5. Lightpurple says:

    Heimdahl was murdered by Thanos at the start of Infinity War, not part of the reversed snap, so not sure how Idris comes back unless he’s in the multiverse somewhere or Loki messed with the timeline.

    As for Rita and Taika, two exhausting people together sounds exhausting for anyone near them but way to go with the cliched mid-life crisis there, Taika.

    I’m here for Idris.

    • Rice says:

      Or, it’s a flashback like when they brought back Thor’s mom (Renee Russo) in Endgame. Either way, I’m here for Idris.

  6. Astrid says:

    I’m here for Idris

  7. Becks1 says:

    They’re making another Thor movie??? Geez I can’t keep up. (for those wondering, we just watched Ant Man and the Wasp in our “watching the marvel movies in story order” quest so we only have two left to go, praise the lord. I’m over them. My favorites so far though are Dr. Strange, Black Panther, and Thor Ragnarok except that the garbage planet plot is sort of dumb and could have been cut in half. Also if every movie has a scene during the credits – just put it in the actual movie. Don’t make me watch a 2 and a half hour movie and then have to wait for the credits.) I have more thoughts but I’ll stop now. Anyway so I guess we are going to have to factor this one in now. And the new Dr. Strange. And Black Widow. I’m assuming they’ll have to stop at some point, right??

    I am intrigued by the idea of Idris Elba being back. Is the movie supposed to be set before Infinity War?

    Rita seems vaguely messy to me but it seems like she’s a fixture on the set if she’s hanging out with the cast like that, so maybe this is fairly serious?

    • Lightpurple says:

      No, the movie is set for after Endgame. Tessa Thompson’s Valkyrie and some of the Guardians of the Galaxy are in it. Valkyrie didn’t come into the Thor storyline until Ragnorak, which ends with pretty much the opening scene of Infinity Wars. Thor meets the Guardians in Infinity Wars.

      • Becks1 says:

        I’ve seen Infinity War lol, so I’ve seen the whole Thor meets the Guardians thing. I liked Tessa Thompson in Ragnorak.

      • Jais says:

        I commend you on your Marvel watching pursuit Becks1. I gave up a while back and haven’t seen all the avengers films but sometimes wonder if I should go back and try?

      • Becks1 says:

        @Jais – I admit, I thought it was going to be something that we did over a few months, but my husband is ALL IN on it so we’re watching 2-3 a week, sometimes more. It’s….a lot, considering they’re all so long. But I will say that it is helping the pieces of the story fall into place (even if I think some of the pieces aren’t necessary, lol. Okay a lot of the pieces.) Two to go and then we’re done, except they KEEP MAKING MORE MOVIES lol.

        This would have been a better project during quarantine last year lol.

    • Veronica S. says:

      I like “Thor Ragnarok” and feel like it brought the series more in line with the overall tone from Marvel, but I do think it suffers a little from plot focus. It didn’t really need more than one antagonist (and I say that as somebody who LOVES Jeff Goldblum in it), especially because Cate Blanchett feels VERY wasted to me in it. I don’t see the point of introducing a villain as big and bad as Hela AND simultaneously introducing the idea of Odin as a king whose power came from a long, bloody history and not making that story the central pathos.

  8. AMJ says:

    Looking at the pic at the main page, I thought it was Gigi Hadid.

  9. Levans says:

    I didn’t realize he was as messy as she is. I’m not betting that this relationship will get legs but here’s hoping for some juicy stories once it implodes.

    • ItReallyIsYouNotMe says:

      I was going to say exactly the same thing. It will be interesting when this implodes.

      • browniecakes says:

        Thor 4 comes out May 2022. If he is smart, he won’t put her in the fillm. It will just prolong the akward after they break up. Wonder what photos are on her phone of them she hasn’t shared yet and she is known for oversharing.

  10. Sofia says:

    They’re both messy so I’m here for it in terms of gossip. Let’s see how it goes

  11. ThatgirlThere says:

    Don’t like Rita at all. She doesn’t even try to pretend that she’s a singer any more does she. When she tried to shade Meghan on Wendy Williams a few years ago was when I was done. Good luck Taika

    • Christa says:

      Perhaps. But is it that no one will bankroll or support her efforts? I just have this feeling that she would do music but no one will market her so now she’s just some social media tramp. If that is the case, it’s the woman being thrown under the bus while the man gets to walk it off just fine. Maybe her personal life is a mess because her professional life fell apart? Ala Lindsey Lohan or Tara Reid?

  12. Lemons says:

    Rita must be amazing in bed because she bags some winners if we were playing celebrity bachelor bingo. But I’m still not a fan.

  13. Lauren says:

    Great. They can be messy together.

  14. rainbowkitty says:

    I watched an interview with him, I think it was for Jojo, and he was going in about how handsome he is. He came off as douchy.

  15. Evenstar says:

    His wife called his girlfriend a “seat-filler” during the Oscars when she (girlfriend) sat with him near the front and she (wife) had to sit in the back with the producers. She also has said he had no relationship with their kids during the making of Thor. It sounds like he up and bounced on his family once he got a bit of fame.

    • cassandra says:

      His ex Chelsea Winstanley seems like a really amazing lady too. Smart, hard working, creative, passionate about indigenous rights. I would love to find a partner with attributes like that. Rita Ora is 1000% a downgrade.

      • tealily says:

        She always seemed way out of his league, to me. I’m sure he’ll regret it soon, if he doesn’t already.

    • The Recluse says:

      If you listen to him doing the commentary on Ragnarok, his daughter is there. You can hear them chatting a little bit. Just an aside.
      I feel for his kids.
      Hopefully he’ll snap out of this over eager fame bit and get grounded with people who are stable.

      • Silver Charm says:

        I think Evenstar meant during the filming. His ex said in an interview he was pretty much mia during that year. I’m sure he probably saw them but she was pretty candid that they didn’t have much of a relationship with him when he got back.

  16. AnimaLover says:

    He always gave me the feeling he loved the attention and fame – just from watching award show speeches. Don’t like his style of movies and what he did to one of the Thor films.

  17. Léna says:

    I really don’t understand why and how she is famous. Like, she is everywhere, present at a lot of awards shows but I can’t name more than 2 songs from her

    • SM says:

      Yep. That’s a mystery to me as well. As for Taika, this is the first time I am hearing he is much a mess. He is an extraordinary filmmaker, if he lets fame go so deep into his head though, I am afraid he may loose all his film magic as well.

  18. MellyMel says:

    Sounds like he’s going thru the standard mid-life crisis and she’s always been desperate to be more famous than she is…so MESSY! This will be fun.

  19. Watson says:

    Rita Ora makes me cringe but hearing about his messiness too makes me cringe harder. Yiiikes

  20. Mrs. Peel says:

    Sticking her tongue out at her ‘followers’, why?

  21. NotHeidisGirl says:

    Did she go to the Kardashian/Jenner school of the forever changing face?

  22. Case says:

    “File this one under Things That Make You Go Huh?” I very literally went “huh?” at this headline.

  23. browniecakes says:

    Get a Google at Rita’s dating history – whew chile. Snoop Dog – really?? The older guys only last a few months. Thor 4 has been filming in AU for 4 months already. Taika will return to Burbank to edit. Taika’s ex-wife just sold her house in CA. Will his kids be NZ residents permanently? That’s pretty far away. Will Taika rent a house again in CA from Gerard Butler? Butler dated Rita too briefly. LOL.

  24. Jill says:

    As we get a glimpse of the light at the end of the cover tunnel, this is the kind of messy, name dropping celebrity gossip I have been missing so damn much. With an Idris Elba bonus! Spring is returning to the forest and the BRF aren’t the only thirsty bitches in town anymore. Thank you itty bitty baby Jesus!

    • Silver Charm says:

      You’ve got the right attitude, Jill. The Taika assistant thing broke *right before* lockdown so we gossips never got to enjoy the messiness. But he and Rita came through for all us in the end!

    • tealily says:

      <3 <3 <3

  25. Calypso says:

    I didn’t know any of this about Taika (I was shocked to hear it but oh well) but reminder that Rita Ora is one of the worst cases of blackfishing this side of Ariana Grande and Kylie Jenner ugh

  26. Missjo says:

    I remember when she was dating Calvin Harris and he wrote and produced what was going to be her biggest album ever but she messed that up by cheating on him with Justin Beiber apparently, but he had the last laugh by permanently canning the album and her career now pretty much consists of guest vocals on other artists track’s.

  27. Fleur says:

    She looks so much better as a brunette with natural lips; I can’t take the yellow-blonde hair and red lip she’s sported most of her career

  28. Choupette says:

    I doubt that cuddling picture is Taika Waititi. He would never wear Gucci like that.

  29. L4frimaire says:

    What’s with all the Gucci? Looks like an ad. She seems like she tries to present herself in a racially ambiguous way which seems very deliberate. I know her more for her thirst and wanting to happen, than for her talent.

  30. laura-j says:

    Oh Taika no.

  31. Bell Pepper says:

    She doesn’t look like herself anymore, her face is way different.

  32. Meg says:

    Hes hiding his face so hes not cool with the picture? and thats the one she posts? Seems thirsty

  33. Concern Fae says:

    So Thor 4, with Rita Ora and Matt Damon, without Tom Hiddleston. Right. I’d love to know the story behind this. Something went down.