Fans think Rita Ora and Taika Waititi are engaged

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Photo credit: Arturo Holmes/MG21 - Getty Images
Photo credit: Arturo Holmes/MG21 - Getty Images

There's a cool new couple on the block: Rita Ora and Taika Waititi. Take a look at their relationship timeline, including everything from *that* three-way kiss to the first time they went red carpet official.

Fans assume the pair met while Taika was in Sydney filming Marvel’s Thor: Love and Thunder, which stars Chris Hemsworth, Natalie Portman and Russell Crowe. Rita, meanwhile, has been in Australia to judge on the new season of The Voice Australia. Here's everything we know about them as a couple, starting with the most recent update:

14 September 2021

Rita and Taika went high fashion for the Met Gala, where they walked the red carpet together. Some fans speculated they were engaged, thanks to Rita's jewellery choices. Is that an engagement ring on her fourth finger?

Photo credit: Arturo Holmes/MG21 - Getty Images
Photo credit: Arturo Holmes/MG21 - Getty Images

Hmm. It is a ring on the right finger, but maybe it's all in the name of fashion?

Find the rest of Rita and Taika's relationship timeline here:


21 April 2021

Fans get their first sniff of Rita and Taika's relationship, when she shares a photo of him cuddling her as part of a photo dump. "Good times, memories, random things on my phone and the ones I love..❤️" the singer wrote. Scroll across to the seventh picture to see Taika:

27 April 2021

A report breaks which claims Taika and Rita have been dating since March 2021, adding that their friends already know about it. According to The Sun, "They’ve been a couple since early March but kept things low key. However, all their friends know about the relationship. They’re really into each other.

24 May 2021

Leaked paparazzi photos show Taika and Rita sharing a three way kiss with Thor star Tessa Thompson. MailOnline published snaps of the three of them on a terrace in Sydney enjoying some drinks and having a laugh, with the caption "pack[ing] on the PDA."

1 July 2021

Taika responds to the viral photos, insisting "I was doing nothing wrong." Asked whether the attention the photos garnered upset him, the director told the Sydney Morning Herald: "Not really. 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."

You do you, pal.

2 August 2021

The couple go red carpet official! Almost five months after they reportedly met, Taika and Rita attend The Suicide Squad premiere in Los Angeles.

Photo credit: Matt Winkelmeyer - Getty Images
Photo credit: Matt Winkelmeyer - Getty Images

19 August 2021

Rita attends Taika's 46th birthday party: a star-studded bash where they were joined by the likes of Kristen Stewart, Rami Malek and Jodie Turner-Smith. She uploaded a series of cute couple shots to her Insta, with the caption "❤️".

20 August 2021

Taika throws a party to celebrate his 46th birthday, which was attended by the likes of Kristen Stewart, Rami Malek and Jodie Turner-Smith and Rita, who looked incredible.

Posting a series of photos from the occasion on her Instagram, Rita shared a red heart as the caption - "❤️" - before giving an insight into the party.

We're heavily into these two.

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