Rita Ora ‘marries director Taika Waititi in London’

Rita Ora has married director Taika Waititi in an intimate ceremony in London, according to reports.

The singer, 31, is said to have already changed her surname and will now be known as Mrs Waititi-Ora.

The Hot Right Now hitmaker and the Thor: Love And Thunder director, 46, have both been pictured with gold bands on their ring fingers in recent days – sparking speculation they had already tied the knot.

Rita and Taika started dating in March 2021, before going public with their romance that August.

The couple got engaged two months ago, and sources now claim that they are planning a huge party to celebrate their secret wedding with friends and family.

Meet Mrs Waititi-Ora! Rita Ora has married director Taika Waititi in an intimate ceremony in London, according to reports (pictured together in March)

A source told The Sun: ‘It was a really intimate ceremony and super special for everyone there. Their nearest and dearest can see how madly in love they are.

‘Despite living in the spotlight, Rita is determined to keep the relationship as private as possible and didn’t want to make a big song and dance about the wedding.

‘Rita’s already back in the studio working on her third album, with her latest session being with Ava Max and Noah Cyrus’ writer Rollo.’

MailOnline has contacted representatives for Rita Ora and Taika Waititi for comment.

Some-call to tell us?  The singer, who sparked wedding speculation when she was seen wearing a gold band on her ring finger, has reportedly already changed her last name

Some-call to tell us? The singer, who sparked wedding speculation when she was seen wearing a gold band on her ring finger, has reportedly already changed her last name

Happy!  Rita and Taika reportedly got engaged two months ago after going public with their romance in August 2021 (pictured last month)

Happy! Rita and Taika reportedly got engaged two months ago after going public with their romance in August 2021 (pictured last month)

In recent days Rita has done little to quash speculation that she and Taika had secretly tied the knot, after she was seen wearing a gold band on her ring finger.

She delighted fans with a photo dump on Monday as she shared sultry snaps from her recent getaway in Paris.

Rita modeled an array of dazzling outfits in the post, yet it was her jewelery that caught the eye as she was spotted wearing a gold band that matched the one Taika was also seen wearing in a previous snap.

New Zealand-born filmmaker Waititi was seen sporting a wedding band on Friday.

In an Instagram snap shared by Rita’s sister Elena, Taika, 46, could be seen sporting the gold jewelery on his left finger as he enjoyed a drink in the sunshine.

Rita also uploaded the same shot to her Instagram, but the singer tellingly covered Taika’s hand with her caption.

Sizzling: Rita delighted fans with a photo dump on Monday as she shared sultry snaps from her recent getaway in Paris, with a noticeable new addition on her wedding finger

Sizzling: Rita delighted fans with a photo dump on Monday as she shared sultry snaps from her recent getaway in Paris, with a noticeable new addition on her wedding finger

Bling: She modeled dazzling outfits yet it was her jewelery that caught the eye

Bling: She modeled dazzling outfits yet it was her jewelery that caught the eye

MailOnline contacted representatives for Rita and Taika for comment at the time.

It was reported in June that the couple were to marry each other after almost simultaneously popping the question.

The British singer and the filmmaker were said to be planning an imminent, low-key ceremony abroad before celebrating with their fellow A-listers in a big London bash later this year.

It is understood that Rita, who is working on several films and The Voice Australia, and Taika, who is planning a string of movies, hope to tie the knot once their work commitments have wrapped up.

A friend told The Sun: ‘This isn’t about them doing a big showy thing and crowing about it beforehand. It’s just about them being in love and deciding the time is right to formalize their relationship. They couldn’t be happier.

‘They didn’t do a whole, ‘Will you marry me?’ thing and an Instagram post.

‘There’s no ring or big build-up. They just got closer and closer and eventually said to each other almost simultaneously, ‘I want to marry you.”

Striking: Other pictures in the post saw the songstress don a colorful corset and beige trousers

Striking: She toured an art museum

Striking: Other pictures in the post saw the songstress don a colorful corset and beige trousers as she toured an art museum

In August, the couple, who began dating in March 2021 after meeting in Australia, were said to be moving so fast in their relationship they started discussing marriage, a source told New Idea.

‘Taika calls Rita ‘wifey’ all the time and chats about how he’s going to be her first and last husband,’ the insider said.

‘Everyone around them downplays it as flirty banter, but [Rita is] definitely hoping he’s for real,’ they continued, adding that she is ‘absolutely obsessed’ with her Thor director beau.

At the time, Rita had reportedly started joking about getting married in a ‘quick, hippy-dippy’ Californian ceremony, and then celebrating with a bigger party at a later date.

Taika was previously married to film producer Chelsea Winstanley, but the pair are believed to have quietly split in 2018.

The pair share two daughters: Te Hinekāhu, ten, and Matewa Kiritapu, six.

Married man?  Rita and Taika fueled speculation that they have married after the Thor director was seen sporting a wedding band on Friday

Married man? Rita and Taika fueled speculation that they have married after the Thor director was seen sporting a wedding band on Friday

Could it please?  Rita also uploaded the same shot to her Instagram, but the singer tellingly covered Taika's hand with her caption

Could it please? Rita also uploaded the same shot to her Instagram, but the singer tellingly covered Taika’s hand with her caption

In February, Rita reflected on her relationship with Taika as she shared a gushing Valentine’s Day post.

The songstress thanked the director for ‘being cool’ as she posted a previously unseen throwback of the pair in 2018 – three years before their romance began.

Before Taika, Rita romanced a string of big names, starting back in her pre-fame years.

Before either of them shot to super stardom Rita dated Bruno Mars at the age of 18, later saying: ‘It was love at first sight.’

‘We met in 2009. I was 18 and starting out at Roc Nation. Bruno was unknown back then too. He was a struggling songwriter hired to write songs for me. I thought: ‘Wow, that’s just the world’s greatest guy!”

After Bruno, the singer dated reality star Rob Kardashian for two months from October 2012 before ending their brief romance due to her ‘hectic work schedule’ and their incompatible lifestyles.

She then had high-profile relationships with the likes of DJ Calvin Harris, musician Andrew Watt and designer Tommy Hilfiger’s son Ricky.

Rita has also enjoyed flings with rapper A$AP Rocky, actor Andrew Garfield and rocker Travis Barker.

RITA ORA’S ROMANCE HISTORY

BRUNO MARS 2009 – 2011

Before either of them shot to fame Rita dated Bruno Mars at the age of 18, later saying: ‘It was love at first sight.’

‘We met in 2009. I was 18 and starting out at Roc Nation. Bruno was unknown back then too.

‘He was a struggling songwriter hired to write songs for me. I thought: “Wow, that’s just the world’s greatest guy!”‘

ROB KARDASHIAN 2012

The singer dated reality star Rob for two months from October 2012 before ending their brief romance due to her ‘hectic work schedule’ and their incompatible lifestyles.

And she admits to forgetting she even dated the sock designer because the fleeting relationship was ‘very short-lived’.

The end of their brief romance coincided with a series of bitter social media posts from Rob, who indirectly suggested the singer had cheated on him numerous times during their relationship.

Rita and Calvin Harris

Rita and Calvin Harris

CALVIN HARRIS 2013 – 2014

Calvin and Rita were linked in Spring 2013 with the pair dating for about a year.

The DJ and Rita had a romantic and professional relationship, collaborating on Rita’s number one smash hit I Will Never Let You Down.

Rita is said to have been left rather red-faced after learning that her relationship was over via Twitter.

The Scottish DJ took to the social networking site to announce the couple’s year-long romance was over, but it was claimed the I Will Never Let You Down hitmaker was unaware her beau was going to release the statement.

RICKY HILL 2014 – 2015

Rita and Tommy Hilfiger’s son, Ricky Hil, confirmed their relationship in August 2014, only to split after 14 months of the on/off romance.

A$AP ROCKY 2015

Rocky had a fling with Rita in 2015. The rapper later sparked controversy when he included explicit lyrics about his rumored ex in his single Better Things.

ASAP – whose real name is Rakim Mayers – later admitted his comments about Rita were ‘tasteless’.

TRAVIS BARKER 2015

Rita had a month-long fling with Kourtney Kardashian’s now husband in the Autumn of 2015. It’s rumored that Travis put the breaks on the romance due to not wanting to be in a ‘serious relationship’.

Rita and Andrew Watt

Rita and Andrew Watt

ANDREW WATT 2016 – 2017

Rita enjoyed a year-long romance with fellow musician Andrew in 2016, before splitting, with the star revealing her single status during an appearance on the Jonathan Ross Show.

ANDREW GARFIELD 2018

The singer and the Hollywood actor had a steamy four month fling before Andrew called time on their fling for a ‘more private life’, with Rita returning to Watt for a brief reconciliation after the Garfield split.

TAIKA WAITITI 2020 – PRESENT

The couple began dating in March 2021 after meeting in Australia, and were said to be moving so fast in their relationship they started discussing marriage within months, a source told New Idea.

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