Take their relationship to the next level Taika WaititiAnd girlfriend Rita Ora fell in love after deciding to “complicate” their friendship, according to the director.
“[This is the]First photo [from] the night we met four years ago,” the Thor: RagnarokDirector shared his thoughts via Instagram in February 2022, along with a picture of him and the artist smiling, while posing against a wall. “We’ve been mates ever since. Then a year ago we decided to ‘complicate’ things but it just got easier. Happy Valentines Day to my bestie.”
Waititi & Ora were first to be linked in early 2021. This was shortly after they were spotted hanging around with each other. Idris ElbaSabrina, his wife, in Sydney, Australia. The SunReporting at the time that the pair had been together since March. The Voice AustraliaJudge was also frequently photographed together with the cast. Thor: Love and ThunderAround that time. Ora is not in the film, despite her being rumored to play a part in the blockbuster movie.
After keeping things low-key for several months, the twosome’s romance made headlines in May 2021 when they were spotted cuddling and kissing Tessa ThompsonDuring an Australian outing.
Though she didn’t publicly comment on the PDA-filled trip, the “For You” singer previously come out as bisexual in June 2018. “I’m attracted to men and also to women,” she told PorterAt the time, it was a magazine. “It’s tricky, because Janelle and I are just really private people and we’re both trying to navigate how you reconcile wanting to have that privacy and space, and also wanting to use your platform and influence.”
Ora continued: “I want everyone else to have that freedom and support that I have from my loved ones. But so many people don’t. Do I have a responsibility? Do I have a responsibility to say in a public space that this is my person?”
The JoJo RabbitDirector, for his part, said The Sydney Morning Herald that the photos were “not” a big deal. “I think in the world of the internet, everything goes away pretty quick,” he said in June 2021, one month after the snaps went viral. “No, [it’s]It’s not. [a big deal]. I did nothing wrong. It’s fine.”
Two months later, Ora & Waititi made their first red carpet appearance as a couple at The Suicide Squad premiere in Los Angeles. “I’m in a great place in my life, that’s all I’m going to say about that,” the WestworldActress told Vogue AustraliaWhen they were asked about their romance in September 2021. “I just think, respectfully, privacy is important. … I learned a lot in my 20s.”
Ora was previously linked to Rob Kardashian, Calvin HarrisAnd Andrew Garfield. She and the filmmaker Romain GavrasAfter more than a year of marriage, Waititi ended their relationship in March 2021. Waititi, meanwhile, divorced Chelsea WinstanleyAfter seven years of marriage, they were divorced in 2018. They have two daughters.
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