Rita Ora and Taika Waititi spark marriage speculation as director wears ‘wedding’ band
Rita Ora, 31, and Taika Waititi, 46, first sparked dating rumours in early 2021, with rumours the Thor director popped the question last December
Rita Ora sparks engagement rumours after Taika Waititi snapped with wedding band
The Jojo Rabbit director, 46, and Rita, 31, first sparked dating rumours in April 2021 and eventually showed up at a red carpet event together in August.
Since going public, the couple have attended many events together – including the Met Gala – and have even shown up in each other’s social media posts.
Taika recently fuelled marriage rumours after Rita’s sister Elena shared a picture of him where a gold wedding ring could be seen on his left finger.
In the snap, Taika poured himself a glass of wine as he enjoyed the sunshine.
Rita, 31, shared the same snap but subtly covered his left finger with a caption.
A ring was seen on his left finger
( Instagram/ @elenaora)
Rita shared the same photo but covered his hand with a caption
( Instagram/ @ritaora)
Mirror have contacted Rita and Taika’s representatives for comment.
The couple first met in 2018. At the time, Rita was in a relationship with filmmaker Romain Gavras.
Taika, on the other hand, split from his wife Chelsea Winstanley . The duo share two children together.
Engagement rumours about Taika and Rita have been circulating for some time now – with speculation the Thor: Love and Thunder director got down on one knee during Christmas at one point.
In early June, pals of Rita claimed there was “no ring or big build-up” and the pair were planning a low-key wedding to “formalise” their relationship.
The insider said the couple, who “couldn’t be happier”, will be hosting a more glitzy showbiz bash to celebrate later in the year.
The duo first sparked dating rumours in early 2021
( Getty Images for The Met Museum/Vogue)
Bar red carpet events, the duo have kept their relationship out of the spotlight
( Samir Hussein/WireImage)
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“They didn’t do a whole, ‘Will you marry me?’ thing and an Instagram post,” the source told The Sun when discussing how wedding planning came about.
“There’s no ring or big build-up. They just got closer and closer and eventually said to each other almost simultaneously, ‘I want to marry you’.
“It’s actually really romantic and just exactly the way they are together.”
They went on to claim that the loved-up pair planned to become husband and wife abroad, with just their nearest and dearest present, before having a bigger celebration in London with all their famous pals.
“But for now it’s about getting down the aisle and making things official,” they added.
“There are a few details to iron out, but it’s coming soon and it’ll be beautifully intimate and perfectly them.”
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