A definitive guide to Rita Ora’s love life

The Voice coach has been linked to more than a few familiar faces.
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After a successful run last year, Rita Ora is returning to Australia for another season of The Voice

Alongside Guy Sebastian, Jessica Mauboy and Jason Derulo, Rita will sit on the panel of coaches hoping to find the country’s next best singer.

WATCH: The Voice Australia 2022 First Look

Making her way Down Under in 2020, 32-year-old Rita wasted no time at all hitting the spotlight for her personal life.

The Let Me Love You hitmaker was spotted getting cosy with Taika Waititi in April 2021 – and then was later iconically snapped in a “throuple” smooch with the Thor director and actress Tessa Thompson.

Two years later the pair are still solid, revealing they had tied the knot

But who else has Rita been romantically linked with over the years? We take a trip down memory lane.

Bruno Mars
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Bruno Mars 2009-2011

Before they both hit the big time and when Rita was just 18, Rita Ora and Bruno Mars were an item!

“He was a struggling songwriter hired to write songs for me. I thought, ‘Wow, that’s just the world’s greatest guy!'” she told Bravo magaizne in 2012

“It was love at first sight, such a great experience.”

She added: “Our time together was wonderful, but once we got famous, work got in the way.

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Rob Kardashian 2011-12

A decade ago Rita had a blink-and-you-miss-it romance with Rob Kardashian. In fact, the liasion was so brief that it slipped Rita’s mind in an interview years later.

“Oh, I completely forgot about that,” Rita told The Sunday Times in 2020.

“It was very short-lived. I was so young but it was fun. It was very, very fun, I guess.”

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Drake 2012

In 2012 Rita and Drake teamed up for a track named RIP and rumours swirled the pair were hooking up.  However, nothing was officially confirmed and they remain friends.

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Calvin Harris 2013-14

Well, this one sure got messy! Rita Ora and Calvin Harris struck up a romance in 2013, only for it to all come crashing down the following year.

The problem? Rita reportedly was blindsided and only discovered the split when Calvin Tweeted about it.

“To address speculation — myself and Rita ended our relationship some time ago,” Calvin wrote in a since-deleted Tweet. “She is a beautiful, talented woman & I wish her all the best.”


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Ricky Hil 2014-15

Rita’s fans got a candid glimpse into her relationship with Tommy Hilfiger heir Ricky Hil when he rapped about his former flame’s bedroom prowess after they split.

“Baby, you f*** me better than them other girls. Now I know I’m man enough to have you as my girl,” the rap lyrics read.

“I wake up in the night touching on your hips. I sleep all day or I’m kissing on your lips.”

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A$AP Rocky 2015

Another one of Rita’s former flames A$AP Rocky,  also used his time with the songstress as inspiration for a song – rapping about her in the brutal diss track called Better Things.

He later told The Guardian of the sexually explicit lyrics: “The Rita thing was tasteless of me. [But] I’ve got to stand by it, because I did it. I said it.”

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Chris Brown 2015

After a steamy collab on hit song Body on Me, Rita and Chris Brown were rumoured to be romantically linked in 2015.

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Travis Barker 2015

Blink 182’s drummer Travis Barker and Rita spent some time together before their budding romance came to a halt after less than a month.

According to Travis, he wanted to pump the brakes because he didn’t want to commit to a relationship.

“I don’t have that ­longing to be in a relationship 24/7,” he told The Daily Mirror.

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Lewis Hamilton 2016

While Rita and racing driver Lewis Hamilton never confirmed or denied their relationship, the pair were spotted looking cosy on several occasions in 2016, sparking romance rumours.

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Andrew Watt 2017-18

Rita was first linked with record producer Andrew Watt in 2017 before they called it quits the following year.

In 2019, they attempted to reconcile.

“Rita and Andrew split because they were so busy, but they’ve realised they want to make things work,” a source told The Sun.

“Both of their schedules are crazy – Rita with her Phoenix World Tour and Andrew as one of the most in-demand producers in pop.

“But they reconnected this year and are making time to see each other when they can. They know what they have is the real deal.”

Sadly, the attempts to patch things up proved futile and the couple later split again.

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Andrew Garfield 2018

During her break from Andrew Watt, Rita moved on to another Andrew – Spiderman’s Andrew Garfield.

But the whirlwind romance was not to be and Andrew 2.0 swiftly broke up with her, reportedly because he wanted a more private relationship.

WATCH: Rita Ora and Andrew Garfield call it quits. Story continues below.

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Romain Gavras 2020-2021

Prior to heading Down Under to film The Voice Australia, Rita was in a relationship with French director Romain Gavras.

“Rita and Romain split up months ago because of difficulties with their respective work commitments. They remain close friends,” a spokesperson for Romain confirmed to the MailOnline in March 2021.

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Taika Waititi 2021

Rita originally caused quite a stir in Australia since being spotted with Thor director Taika Waititi at a Chris Hemsworth party before sources revealed they were “all over each other” and “legit making out” at a bar on Oxford St in Sydney.

They later attended the Rupaul Drag Race Down Under premiere in Sydney together and then hit headlines after both of them were snapped kissing American actress Tessa Thompson on a balcony.

While the pair never publicly stated they were together, it became obvious over time as they were spotted at events and parties together, and eventually began to share the occasional photo of each other on social media. 

However, they have kept things quite discrete, which is to be expected given how some of Rita’s previous relationships unfolded under the pressure of the spotlight.

The iconic image from the night Rita and Taika met. (Credit: Instagram)

They celebrated each other on Instagram for Valentine’s Day in 2022, both of them posting a photo from the night they met, which was four years ago.

First photo the night we met four years ago. We’ve been mates ever since,” he shared.

“Then a year ago we decided to “complicate” things but it just got easier. Happy Valentines Day to my bestie @ritaora ❤️❤️❤️🧨💥,” he wrote.

Rita posted the image in a carousel with some more updated photos as well.

Us. 4 years ago. To now. thanks for being cool. And entertaining me forevs..Happy Valentine’s Day bestie ❤️,” she shared.

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