Here’s a Timeline of Rita Ora & Taika Waititi’s Relationship (2024)

From romance rumors and viral photos to a secret wedding and red carpet appearances, here's a full timeline of Ora and Waititi's relationship.

Here’s a Timeline of Rita Ora & Taika Waititi’s Relationship (1)

Over the years, Rita Ora and Taika Waititi have proven to be the ultimate creative power couple.

TheThor: Love and Thunderdirector and the “Praising You” singer tied the knot on Aug. 4, 2022, after striking up a romance the year prior. However, it wasn’t until 2023 that Ora officially confirmed that she and the 47-year-old filmmaker hadsecretly gotten married. “Yes. I am officially off the market, people,” she reportedly said in a radio interview in January. “I chose to keep it more private and keep it to myself… It was exactly, exactly how I wanted. It is nice to keep some things just to myself sometimes. It was nice and sweet. Sorry it’s not that interesting. One day I will throw a big party.”

Most recently, the duo walked the carpet together at the 2024 Met Gala, with Ora channeling the Garden of Time theme with a colorful string gown by Marni. Waititi, meanwhile, rocked a full brown leather look by the same designer.

To celebrate their whirlwind love journey, we’ve compiled a full timeline of Rita Ora and Taika Waititi’s relationship. Check it out below.

  • April 2021 - Romance Rumors

    Rita Ora had fans buzzing when she posted a photo carousel to Instagram, in which she’s seen with Waititi’s arms wrapped around her in one of the snaps. “Good times, memories, random things on my phone and the ones I love..❤️”she captioned the post, sparking romance rumors.

  • May 2021 - Viral Photo of Ora, Waititi & Tessa Thompson

    Ora and Waititi made headlines when they were photographed cuddling with their Thor: Love and Thunderco-star Tessa Thompson outside of Waititi’s home in Australia. In the snaps, the three are seen taking turns kissing each other. Later, in an interview with theSydney Morning Herald, Waititi responded by noting, “I was doing nothing wrong.”

    He continued, “I think in the world of the internet, everything goes away pretty quick. And also, ‘is it that big a deal?’ No, not really. I was doing nothing wrong. It’s fine.”

    See the snaps here.

  • August 2021 - Red Carpet Debut

    It wasn’t long until the duo made their relationship red carpet official, as they walked and posed together forThe Suicide Squadpremiere in Los Angeles.

  • September 2021 - First Met Gala Together

    Here’s a Timeline of Rita Ora & Taika Waititi’s Relationship (2)

    The couple walked the carpet once again at the 2021 Met Gala, which was themed “Celebrating in America: a Lexicon of Fashion.”

  • February 2022 - Valentine's Day

    To celebrate his love, Waititi shared a sweetseries of photos, in which he’s seen photographing and supporting Ora amid all her accomplishments. “Boyfriends of Instagram,” he captioned the post.

    https://www.instagram.com/p/CZ_RKxLrKnb

  • September 2022 - Rita Gushes Over Taika

    Ora appeared on theGreatest Night Everpodcast, where she told her friend and host about her relationship with Waititi, whom she said is a “lovely” person. “I’ve always wanted the fairytale, that’s what I grew up loving,” she noted. “For me, it was always about that love, finding a partner, so I’m really happy I did.”

  • November 2022 - Co-Hosting the EMAs

    Here’s a Timeline of Rita Ora & Taika Waititi’s Relationship (3)

    Ora and Waititi hosted the 2022MTV EMAs together in Düsseldorf, Germany. Ora previously hosted the EMAs in 2017. “I’m thrilled to be back hosting, and sharing the stage with Taika makes it all the more special,” Ora said in a statement at the time. “We’ve got it all at this year’s EMAs, fun surprises, fantastic fashion, comedy, and above all amazing music!”

  • January 2023 - Rita Ora Confirms Marriage

    While fans had been speculating for months that the couple were married after they were photographed wearing matching gold rings, Ora confirmed the news. “Yes. I am officially off the market, people,” she said in an interview with the U.K.’sHeart Breakfast Radio, perET Canada. “I chose to keep it more private and keep it to myself…It was exactly, exactly how I wanted. It is nice to keep some things just to myself sometimes. It was nice and sweet. Sorry it’s not that interesting. One day I will throw a big party.”

  • February 2023 - Waititi's 'R' Tattoo

    Waititi took to Instagram to show off his ornate “R” tattoo on Instagram, joking in the caption that the letter stood for “rugby” rather than “Rita.”

    “I love Rugby,” he playfully captioned the post.

  • May 2023: Ora Talks 'Perfect' Wedding Day

    “[The wedding was planned] in two to three days, when I was out of cycle, which is what I call it when I’m not in album cycle mode,” she toldGlamour UK. “His kids were there, and I really wanted them to be a part of it. It was either then or we had to wait for ages.”

    She continued, “I didn’t want to do it without my stepkids there. So, we just figured it out, and we did it. And it was perfect. I wanted to keep it private because my life and my career aren’t.”

  • August 2023 - One Year Anniversary

    Sharing photos and memories of the big day toVogue, the couple confessed to being amused by all the false reports speculating on when and where they got hitched. “It wasn’t in London or in France like everyone reported,” Waititi told the publication. “It was in L.A. with a small group of friends.”

    “At our home!” added Ora. “It’s actually been quite entertaining for us to see the different stories people made up and all the while getting to keep it to ourselves,” Ora said. “And, I love that we now get to share what really happened — and to do it on our one-year anniversary, no less.”

    There were only about eight people in the room, total; the couple’s parents joined in via Zoom, they noted. “She proposed to me, and I said yes instantly,”he recalled toVogue.

  • August 2024 - Waititi's Birthday

    Waitititurned 48 years old on August 16, Orashowered her husband with love in a swoon-worthy Instagram post. “Happybirthdayto the funnest smartest man I have ever come across in my life,” she wrote alongside aseries of photosof the filmmaker. “You keep me together in moments I don’t think I can. Thank you for showing me what love really is. Here’s to many more moments of me stealing your jokes and telling them 10x louder so people think I’m the funny one. I LOVE YOU.”

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