Rita Ora confirms she married Taika Waititi, details wedding

Rita Ora finally confirmed longstanding rumors that she and director Taika Waititi are married.

“Yes … I am officially off the market,” the “How We Do (Party)” singer announced during an interview on the UK’s “Heart Breakfast” Friday.

“Putting out a new single and it really being inspired by where I’m at in my life, I knew the questions were gonna come,” she said ahead of the release of her wedding-themed “You Only Love Me” music video.

Ora explained that she wanted to “play on” the “is she, is she not?” chatter with the video.

“I wanted to do a wedding that didn’t really go to plan … but that’s not to say that’s what actually happened,” she quipped, noting that her and the “Jojo Rabbit” star’s nuptials were actually “perfect.”

Ora announced the news ahead of her new music video, which shows her in a wedding dress.

Rita Ora wearing a wedding dress.
Ora announced the news ahead of her new music video, which shows her in a wedding dress.


“It was just exactly, exactly how I wanted it,” she gushed about the “private” ceremony. “It was just nice and perfect, completely how I wanted it. … Sorry, it’s not that interesting. One day we’ll throw a big party.”

The Sun first reported in August 2022 that Ora, 32, and Waititi, 47, had tied the knot in an intimate ceremony in London.

Rita Ora and Taika Waititi on a red carpet.
“It was just exactly, exactly how I wanted it,” Ora gushed of her wedding.
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Despite the British newspaper claiming the pop star had changed her last name to Waititi, she confirmed on “Heart Breakfast” that she has no plans to ditch her maiden name, which she said she worked “very hard for.”

The couple were first linked in May 2021 when they were photographed cozying up to each other in Sydney, Australia. They were also caught kissing on a balcony along with a third participant, actress Tessa Thompson.

Taika Waititi giving Rita Ora a kiss on the cheek.
They were first linked in 2021.

Ora recently addressed their rumored “throuple” for the first time, telling British GQ, “I think when some things are so absurd, and it’s hard to fathom any sense of it, you just have to ignore it.

“I’ve taken that approach for a lot of things, because you don’t want to put energy towards something that’s nonexistent.”

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