Rita Ora has slammed the constant attention on her love life as she enjoyed ‘focusing on me and my work’ – with relationships being a positive addition.
The singer, 32, settled down when she met the man of her dreams Taika Waititi following a string of high profile relationships.
In an interview with Louis Theroux , which airs next week, Rita looks back on her ten years in showbiz.
‘I don’t base my life on relationships’: Rita Ora has slammed the constant attention on her love life as she enjoyed ‘focusing on me and my work’ – with relationships being a positive addition
Speaking about her love life, she told Louis: ‘I love love, I love being in love, it’s amazing and so fun.
‘Who doesn’t? I live life to the fullest. I’m an extremely passionate person when it comes to love, but I don’t base my life on relationships.
‘I don’t base my moments on, ‘Oh, I’ll remember this because of that relationship’, that’s just an addition to my life. I’ve always been very adamant on focusing on me and my work.’
Ex: The Hot Right Now hitmaker’s most serious boyfriend was Calvin Harris who she dated for a year in 2013 (Pictured in February 2014)
Rita continued: ‘Look, we are women. Men don’t get asked, ‘Oh, you’ve had 100 boyfriends or girlfriends’. Sometimes they do, but the majority of the time they don’t.
‘It comes with the territory, it’s part of the world that you’re in.’
The Hot Right Now hitmaker’s most serious boyfriend was Calvin Harris who she dated for a year in 2013.
As well as Calvin she also made headlines for flings with some more unexpected stars including Rob Kardashian , singer James Arthur, Andrew Garfield and Travis Barker .
Pairing: 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
Rita also told how she’s ‘always dreamed of getting married’ since she was a child, amid her secret wedding to husband Taika.
Rita is said to have tied the knot with the film director, 47, in a low-key ceremony this summer and though she’s never explicitly confirmed the marriage – her close friends have.
Speaking on her thoughts of marriage before her wedding, Rita told the broadcaster, 52: ‘Getting engaged has definitely been a conversation. I’m happy,’ reports The Mirror .
‘Getting married is something I’ve dreamed of since I was a kid, and he definitely is a great human. He’s awesome, I’ve reached a point where I’m very much contained and settled.’
Opening up: In an interview with Louis Theroux , which airs next week, Rita looks back on her ten years in showbiz
Meanwhile, Taika recently opened up about meeting Rita, with the pair having first interacted when actor Robert Pattison brought her to his house.
He explained: ‘We got to chatting and for the next three-and-a-half years we were just good mates. We were in different relationships, both of us. It was a good friendship and then we decided to ruin it.’
Taika went on to say that he loves that the couple are both hard work and have their independence but are also ‘best friends’.
It was reported in August that the couple tied the knot in an intimate ceremony in London.
The singer was said to have already changed her surname and will now be known as Mrs Waititi-Ora.
In the months after their wedding, Rita and Taika have both been pictured with gold bands on their ring fingers.
Rita and Taika started dating in March 2021, before going public with their romance that August.
The couple got engaged in June, and sources now claim that they are planning a huge party to celebrate their secret wedding with friends and family.
Besotted: ‘Getting married is something I’ve dreamed of since I was a kid, and he definitely is a great human. He’s awesome. I’ve reached a point where I’m very much contained and settled’