Rita Ora and Taika Waititi move to London ahead of their ‘imminent’ wedding


Rita Ora and Taika Waititi return to London as the filmmaker ‘moves into her £8million mansion ahead of their imminent wedding’

It’s been reported that they will ‘imminently’ wed in a low key London wedding.

And Rita Ora, 31, and beau Taikia Waititi, 46, have been spotted as they set up home in the capital.

The singer who has spent most of the last two years in LA and Australia, has returned to the city where she grew up along with her fiancé as he moves into her £8million mansion.

Home: Rita Ora, 31, and Taika Waititi, 46, have returned to London as the filmmaker moved into her £8million mansion ahead of their 'imminent' wedding (Rita pictured in London on Friday)

Home: Rita Ora, 31, and Taika Waititi, 46, have returned to London as the filmmaker moved into her £8million mansion ahead of their ‘imminent’ wedding (Rita pictured in London on Friday)

Rita has already hit the party scene in the city as she was spotted at a glitzy Pride event on Friday, stunning in a cleaving enhancing Fendi dress.  

The couple have been seen on numerous occasions in North London over recent weeks as they run errands and make the house a home. 

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.

An onlooker Told The Sun: ‘It’s unusual to see Rita in the neighbourhood these days — she bought the house but left the country almost immediately afterwards and has barely spent any time there.

Loved up: The couple have been seen on numerous occasions in North London as they run errands and make the house a home (pictured together in May)

Loved up: The couple have been seen on numerous occasions in North London as they run errands and make the house a home (pictured together in May)

‘But they were shopping for things and loading bits in and it’s obvious this is going to be where they call home, at least for a while.

‘They’re a very jet-setting couple, and have homes all over the place, but it felt as though this was quite a permanent move watching their behaviour.’

Rita splashed out on the six-bedroom ‘haunted’ mansion back in February, reportedly making the purchase with the help of a loan from the Queen’s bank Coutts & Co – which offers private banking and wealth management services for high net worth individuals. 

Money bags:  Rita splashed out on the six-bedroom 'haunted' mansion back in February, reportedly making the purchase with the help of a loan from the Queen's bank Coutts & Co - which offers private banking and wealth management services for high net worth individuals

Money bags:  Rita splashed out on the six-bedroom ‘haunted’ mansion back in February, reportedly making the purchase with the help of a loan from the Queen’s bank Coutts & Co – which offers private banking and wealth management services for high net worth individuals

According to The Mirror, Rita’s company Rora Properties purchased the property, built in the Arts and Crafts style.

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. 

Wedding bells: Rita and Taika are reportedly set to wed one another after almost simultaneously popping the question (pictured in March)

Wedding bells: Rita and Taika are reportedly set to wed one another after almost simultaneously popping the question (pictured in March)

‘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. 

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 medial 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 HIL 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 rumoured 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 rumoured 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, ands 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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