Yes, Rita Ora and director Taika Waititi are married. She's finally singing about it


Rita Ora, left, and Taika Waititi at the gala screening of 'Thor: Love And Thunder in London. Photo: TNS

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

"Yes, here we are," she told Heart Breakfast hosts Jamie Theakston and Amanda Holden on Friday (Jan 27). "Everything happens for a reason, people. I am officially off the market."

Ora's announcement comes months after multiple outlets reported in August that the celebrities tied the knot during an intimate ceremony in London.

The Hot Right Now singer reportedly wanted a small wedding in order to "keep their relationship as private as possible".

Ora and the What We Do In The Shadows filmmaker have remained fairly quiet about their relationship, save for Waititi's pithy Instagram posts about the two of them hitting high-profile events together.

They made their relationship red-carpet official in August 2021 at the Los Angeles premiere of The Suicide Squad.

And they went viral in March when they stepped out for the 2022 Vanity Fair Oscar party when Waititi showed off his internet-boyfriend charm by enthusiastically kneeling to adjust Ora's dress train for a blue-carpet photo op.

Ora also joined Waititi at the London premiere of Marvel's Thor: Love And Thunder in July 2022.

The Let You Love Me singer and the New Zealand filmmaker have been friends for years and have been dating for about a year and a half. They reportedly grew closer while Ora was working as a coach on the Australian version of The Voice.

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

In addition to publicly announcing her marriage Friday, Ora said she channelled 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 said Friday. "This is the first time I've done something where all the music does the talking, really."

Even before the music starts, You Only Love Me begins with a voicemail message of Waititi saying his wife's name.

The campy and vibrant music video centres on Ora gearing up for the "big day." Surrounded by bridesmaids, the singer struts around in a wedding veil and a sleeveless dress 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." – Los Angeles Times/Tribune News Service

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