Taika Waititi met Rita Ora’s parents in London and things are ‘really serious’


In April we heard that Taika Waititi and Rita Ora were seeing each other. I wrote the liaison off as a pandemic fling that had come about as a matter of convenience. Once word of their romance hit the media, the couple was certainly not shy. As time wore on, they surprisingly seemed to be making it stick. In August, they made their red carpet debut at The Suicide Squad premiere and followed that up with the premiere of Eternals. Now, according to The Sun, they’ve taken a big step as a couple: meeting the parents. Apparently, when Rita returned to London to work on her new album, she introduced Taika to her parents. Things are supposedly “really serious.”

SHE’s one of the world’s most eligible women – but Rita Ora has been unlucky in love . . .  until now.

The How We Do singer has touched down in London with boyfriend Taika Waititi for the first time – and I’m told wasted no time in introducing him to her parents.

But on top of that, I hear things between the pair are now “really serious” – something that looked clear as day when they attended this weekend’s MTV EMA awards. Should I buy a hat?

Rita is currently working in London on her new album – after jetting to Budapest for the weekend for the awards bash.

[From The Sun]

Since I thought the sell by date for this relationship was when Thor: Love and Thunder wrapped, I guess anything goes at this point. If Taika’s in London, there’s no reason for him not to meet her parents. Traditionally meeting any of the family is a big deal. So if this leak is coming from Rita’s camp, which it must be with that “most eligible woman” lead in, she’s definitely trying to send a message. However, Taika looks happy to follow Rita’s lead on all this. It’s been reported that he’s fawning over her on the carpets and we have photographic evidence that he’s all over her. He’s loving her attention as much as she’s loving the attention he’s bringing her. So it’s kind of a match made in Hollywood heaven.

As for the writer’s quandary about whether we should be buying hats for the OrWait Wedding, I’ll hold off. If this is anything like Rita’s album timelines, we have a couple of years before anything happens.


Warner Bros. Premiere Of "The Suicide Squad"  in LA

taika rita IG1

Photo credit: Instagram, Avalon Red and Backgrid

You can follow any responses to this entry through the RSS 2.0 feed.

27 Responses to “Taika Waititi met Rita Ora’s parents in London and things are ‘really serious’”

Comments are Closed

We close comments on older posts to fight comment spam.

  1. Silent Star says:

    They come off as tacky much of the time, but I’m still rooting for them. They seem happy and I hope they are good to each other.

  2. ME says:

    I think this relationship is going to last. Also, I’ve been liking Rita lately. Her singing voice is actually pretty good. She also has some good songs out. Good for her. Though I’m still side eyeing her for having that Birthday Party during strict lockdown.

    • JJ says:

      Could you recommend a song or two that you really like? I like him (mostly) and his creative work and I guess I’m mostly skeptical of this relationship because I can’t figure out why her? What’s her deal? The first time I’d really read about her was that covid birthday party…

  3. milliemollie says:

    “SHE’s one of the world’s most eligible women”

    That made me laughh. Thanks, Sun!

    • Pilar says:

      She’s basically only getting attention for her love life at this point. It’s obviously leaked from her team. The sun always has updates on her love life. Remember when she had like a short fling with spiderman? The sun had info on that before they had even been seen together. Then promptly they were papped together. Then never seen together again.

      • milliemollie says:

        Yeah, the “she’s one of the world’s most eligible women” really gave it away that it comes straight from her. I hate to break it to Rita but she’s not THAT famous or eligible.

    • ItReallyIsYouNotMe says:

      I was also coming to say that I was lmao at the idea that anyone thinks of Rita Ora as one of the most eligible bachelorettes on earth. Sure, Jan. 🙄

      That said, they seem to like each other and something about how they look uplifted together makes me root for them.


    Real talk- does Rita Ora do anything professionally anymore? I feel like I see her on red carpets (in outfits that are typically meh or outright bad) and I looked her up and all recent coverage is their relationship. I saw something lower about the MTV EMAs so maybe there’s something there- any Americans here who know what she’s up to?

    • Coco says:

      She actually British so I would think the Brits would know more. I’ve always thought she put more energy into being a socialite then a singer.

      • Fortuona says:

        She is on The Masked Singer in the UK and The Voice in Oz and she is acting in Twist with Jude Law’s kid which came out at the start of the year

      • CROOKSNNANNIES says:

        Oh yeah sorry I meant does anyone else in America know anything about her because she shows up in headlines here but I don’t actually know why haha

      • Digital Unicorn says:

        In the UK she’s known more for being a music star – she’s been desperate to break into acting (see HW) for years.

        The thirst has always been strong with her.

  5. Pilar says:

    What’s with all the 45 year old men going on 19 lately?
    Taika used to be kinda cool. Now he’s just giving out creepy middle aged man high and drunk at a coachella vibes.

  6. bobafelty says:

    Do 2 wrongs make a right? They are both so attention starved and into drama…exhausting for the typical person, but maybe perfect for each other? I find them both kind of annoying, but surprisingly rooting for them to make it.

  7. Normades says:

    She’ll have his kid.

  8. Margot says:

    Anyone else think they kinda look like siblings?

  9. Elizabeth Strickland says:

    They seem like they have fun together and really enjoy each other. Good for them.

  10. topherben says:

    They seem a match made in thirsty heaven…..

  11. jferber says:

    I am happy for them.

  12. EM says:

    I guess everyone forgot about him being a deadbeat dad and a cheater, huh? Taika has brilliant PR

    • BothSidesNow says:

      @ EM, I know nothing about that!! Will certainly look into those shenanigans of his!! Why do men feel like it’s perfectly fine to bring a child into the world and make no effort to see them? My daughter is 36 and since the age of 9 months has seen her twice!! He has never called her, only when he called the house and she answered and he told her she was his father and he wanted to talk to me. I was suing him for an increase in child support. He has never provided my with his address or contact information even though he is required by the courts. But I digress. I guess that’s why I am very critical of men who bring children into the world and make no attempts at having a relationship with them. He didn’t even send her birthday cards or anything. His wife did send her a few gifts and pictures of her half brother p, but that was it. He punished her for me leaving him, that’s the bottom line. POS

    • Div says:

      Eh, I’m not Taika’s biggest fan but the deadbeat dad allegation was f*cked up and seemed blown out of proportion by people who dislike him. New Zealand had very strict COVID restrictions and he had a movie that he had to film in Australia. Marvel’s not going to say “well, okay, we’ll push your movie back several months because you won’t be able to visit your kid will filming our project.” Those guys sign contracts, etc.

      So yeah, in that sense I do understand how someone could go six months or so without seeing their kids as bad as it sounds.

      Now, the cheating thing…was probably true. But I do understand that his kids are based in NZ and due to COVID restrictions, Marvel contracts, and that sort of thing…how he could go a while without seeing his kid.

      • EM says:

        There’s a ton of tea about Taika’s treatment of his ex and his kids online (especially on the Deuxmoi sub). If 1/10 of it is true, he’s not someone Rita Ora should be going into “over the moon” territory with — he seems like a drug-addled disaster and I’m impressed with how gently he gets treated in the press. It’s like if everyone responded to Ben Affleck’s mid-life crisis a few years back with heart-eye emojis.