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Rita Ora plays coy when asked about ‘lovers’ amid rumours she’s been dating Thor director

Rumours are swirling that British singer Rita Ora has been dating Thor director Taika Waititi while she’s been in Sydney filming The Voice Australia.

And on Tuesday morning, the pop star, 30, expertly dodged questions about her love life during an appearance on The Kyle and Jackie O Show.

At the end of the interview, radio host Kyle Sandilands asked Rita: ‘I know you don’t want to talk to much about this stuff, but are you able to sneak lovers in and out of your joint or are you finding that difficult?’

Her lips are sealed: Rita Ora played coy when asked about her ‘lovers’ on Tuesday, as rumours swirl she’s been dating Thor: Love and Thunder director Taika Waititi while in Sydney

After a long pause, the Body On Me singer responded carefully: ‘I think for me I’m just focusing on getting fit to be honest.’

‘That’s fantastic, I can read between the lines,’ Kyle jokingly replied.

It comes after Rita sent fans into a frenzy when she shared an incredibly cosy snap with New Zealand filmmaker Taika, 45, last week.

It’s also been reported the two stars have been ‘dating for over a month’ while the songstress has been in Sydney filming The Voice.

Playing coy: The pop star, 30, dodged questions about her love life on The Kyle and Jackie O Show. She is rumoured to be dating filmmaker Taika Waititi (pictured on February 9, 2020)

Playing coy: The pop star, 30, dodged questions about her love life on The Kyle and Jackie O Show. She is rumoured to be dating filmmaker Taika Waititi (pictured on February 9, 2020)

According to The Sun, Rita and Taika have made no secret they are together among their famous friends and things could be getting serious.

‘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,’ a source told the publication.

Daily Mail Australia has contacted Rita and Taika for comment.

Dating? It comes after Rita sent fans into a frenzy when she shared this incredibly cosy snap with Taika last week

Dating? It comes after Rita sent fans into a frenzy when she shared this incredibly cosy snap with Taika last week

Last week, the Hot Right Now hit-maker posted a photo of Taika wrapping his arms around her as they wore complementing Gucci garments.

The snap sent tongues wagging, as fans speculated the pair could be an item and suggested Rita might have a cameo in his forthcoming movie.

In the snap, Taika sported a cap, partially concealing his identity as Rita penned a revealing caption: ‘Good times, memories, random things on my phone and the ones I love..’ alongside a heart emoji.

The rumoured couple were spotted exiting a private jet with Chris Hemsworth, his wife Elsa and Matt Damon in Sydney recently, following a trip to the Gold Coast.

The Hollywood movie hunks are staying Down Under to shoot scenes for Taika’s Thor Love and Thunder film in addition to Russell Crowe, who was seen on a bike ride with Rita last week.

Speculation: The Thor director (pictured), 45, and the British pop sensation, 30, were spotted exiting a private jet recently and were reportedly seen kissing in a restaurant in Australia

Speculation: The Thor director (pictured), 45, and the British pop sensation, 30, were spotted exiting a private jet recently and were reportedly seen kissing in a restaurant in Australia

Revealing: Last week, the Body On Me singer posted a photo of Taika wrapping his arms around her as they wore complementing Gucci garments. Rita captioned the post: 'Good times, memories, random things on my phone and the ones I love..' alongside a heart emoji'

Revealing: Last week, the Body On Me singer posted a photo of Taika wrapping his arms around her as they wore complementing Gucci garments. Rita captioned the post: ‘Good times, memories, random things on my phone and the ones I love..’ alongside a heart emoji’

A listener of the Who? Weekly podcast fuelled further romance speculation as they reported seeing the couple kissing inside a restaurant.

Curious fans took to social media to question whether Rita, who split from French director Romain Gavras earlier this year, will have a cameo in his film.

A Twitter user said: ‘When Taika Waititi sneaks Rita Ora into the first Thor movie thus making Rita the first pop girlie in the mcu yup!

‘(please don’t correct me if im wrong I have seen maybe 5 marvel movies I don’t care)’. (sic)

A second added: ‘You being a Thor or nah @ritaora?’ 

A third Thor fan wrote: ‘Idris Elba is on Rita Ora’s Instagram (I make no apologies, I love her problematic a**) so does that mean he’s in the next Thor?’

Conversation: Curious fans took to social media to question whether Rita, who split from French director Romain Gavras earlier this year, will have a cameo in Taika's film Thor

Conversation: Curious fans took to social media to question whether Rita, who split from French director Romain Gavras earlier this year, will have a cameo in Taika’s film Thor

MailOnline have reached out to Rita and Taika’s reps for comment. 

It is believed that Taika split from his wife, Chelsea Winstanley, in 2018 following seven years of marriage. They share two daughters, Te Hinekāhu, eight, and Matewa Kiritapu, five.

His war drama, Jojo Rabbit, won the respective Oscar and BAFTA Awards for Best Adapted Screenplay.

Meanwhile Rita is currently staying Down Under to film the upcoming series of The Voice Australia.

The songstress transitioned into acting with films such as 50 Shades Of Grey and Southpaw.

She’s had several high-profile relationships and was previously linked to Calvin Harris, Rob Kardashian and James Arthur.

Rita became engaged to Romain, 39, in 2020 and was last pictured with him in November.

It was confirmed to MailOnline in March that the couple are officially no longer together – and broke up before Christmas.

Making friends: Rita joined Russell Crowe for a bike ride last week, as he is also Down Under shooting scenes for Taika's Thor Love and Thunder film

Making friends: Rita joined Russell Crowe for a bike ride last week, as he is also Down Under shooting scenes for Taika’s Thor Love and Thunder film

A spokeswoman for Romain revealed the relationship had been over for ‘months’, saying: ‘Rita and Romain split up months ago because of difficulties with their respective work commitments. They remain close friends.’

Rita and Romain went their separate ways weeks after her Covid rule breaking 30th birthday party at a Notting Hill restaurant on November 21.

The French director, who is based in London and directed music videos for US rappers Kanye West and Jay Z, began dating Rita following her split from songwriter boyfriend Andrew Watt in 2019.

The pair enjoyed a whirlwind romance during their brief relationship with exotic holidays in Ibiza and Corfu. 

Last October, the pair sparked engagement rumours when Rita was seen wearing a huge rock on a her engagement finger.

But a source close to Rita told MailOnline: ‘Rita and Romain tried to make it work but they both agreed it wasn’t meant to be.

‘They remain close but it was simply impossible to maintain a relationship where they barely saw each other.

‘And given both their busy schedules for 2021, the writing was very much on the wall towards the end of last year.’

Seperate ways: Rita became engaged to Romain, 39, in 2020 but it was revealed in March that the couple are no longer together (pictured in 2018)

Seperate ways: Rita became engaged to Romain, 39, in 2020 but it was revealed in March that the couple are no longer together (pictured in 2018)


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