Rita Ora Confirms Marriage to Taika Waititi With New Song and Video “You Only Love Me” (UPDATE)

Rita Ora confirmed she and Taika Waititi are married and celebrated their nuptials with her new song and music video for "You Only Love Me."

Rita Ora and Taika Waititi photographed in 2021

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Rita Ora and Taika Waititi photographed in 2021

UPDATED 2/2, 11 p.m. ET:Ora visited Fallon to perform “You Only Love Me” and give an interview where she touched on her new marriage and the single. She said it marked “my first time showing my ring” and hyped up her album coming later this year.

“I feel like this is more than just music, it’s like a moment in life for me,” she shared.

Watch the clips below, and catch Rita Ora playing “True Confessions” with Jimmy and Derek Jeter here.

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Rita Ora and Taika Waititi officially tied the knot.

The discovery came during a Heart Radio Breakfast interview, where the singer confirmed her nuptials with the filmmaker. “I am officially off the market, people!” she said, perPeople.

Ora also described her wedding. “It was just nice and perfect. Completely how I wanted it—just to myself sometimes. It was really sweet…Sorry, it’s not that interesting! One day I will throw a big party. I will figure out the time to have a big, big party.’’

It was rumored via insiders five months ago that the pair had gotten married. Ora, 32, and Waititi, 47, first publicized their relationship in April 2021 via Instagram, posting a photo of her and Waititi hugging.

To celebrate her special moment, Ora shared a new song and accompanying video for “You Only Love Me.” Outfitted in a vintage 1987 wedding gown by Yves Saint Laurent, the visual sees the pop star getting married in a made-up wedding, where everything actually isn’t perfect. Ora is also gearing up to release her third studio album, which follows 2018’s Phoenix.

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“When the rumors came out is she, isn’t she? I wanted to play on it,” she told Heart Radio Breakfast. “I wanted to do a wedding that didn’t go to plan…that’s not to say that is actually what happened. … I’ve chosen to keep it more private this sort of experience I had, but I did want to play on what could have been. So this is what I’m giving to the public on what could have been.”

Recently, Ora finally addressed rumors that she was in a throuple with Waititi and Tessa Thompson after photos of the three looking cozy went viral in July 2021. She said that it was simply a fun moment shared between friends.

“Have you ever been in a situation where you’ve had a lot of drinks and everyone’s your best friend?” she told British GQ. “And then the next day you’re like, ‘I was talking to this person in the smoking area for four hours and I’ve got no idea who they are?’ Literally—that [photo] was just a bunch of friends having a good time.”

Catch the “You Only Love Me” video above or stream the song below.


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