Chronology of the relationship between Taika Waititi and Rita Ora
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News first surfaced about the powerful new international couple created Down Under when Idris Elba’s wife Sabrina shared a photo of the four at Chris Hemsworth’s assistant birthday party. in March. Infamous celebrity gossip Instagram deuxmoi shared an anonymous tip that the duo were ‘on top of each other’ and ‘legit’ at a bar on Oxford Street in Sydney.
Then a source said The sun that the couple “had been going out secretly … for over a month”. The couple were also spotted in town with famous friends, from Sacha Baron Cohen and Isla Fisher to Ross Noble.
“They’ve been in a relationship since early March, but they’ve kept things low-key,” the source said. “However, all of their friends know about the relationship. They are really in love with each other.
WHO can also confirm that Taika and Rita were seen chilling out last Friday at Stan Australia’s RuPaul’s Drag Race Down Under World premiere at the Sydney Opera House. We spotted the couple putting their hands on their backs, chatting and waltzing together like happy lovebirds – it was very cute.
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For those people at home who are wondering, according to Page six, Taika “quietly separated” from his wife, Oscar-nominated producer Chelsea Winstanley, two years ago.
The two first met over two decades ago when Chelsea interviewed him for a doco about Maori artists, then reunited while working together on Boy in 2010. Both, 44, Taika and Chelsea share two daughters, Te Hinekāhu, 7, and Matewa Kiritapu, 4. , and got married two years after reconnecting. Rita Ora, meanwhile, previously had a romantic relationship with Greco-French director Romain Gavras.
Taika Waititi is in Sydney for the set of Marvel Thor: love and thunder, which stars Chris Hemsworth, Natalie Portman, Tessa Thompson, Russell Crowe and more, while Rita Ora is here as a judge on the new season of The Voice Australia.