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Rita Ora’s husband Taika Waititi reveals Robert Pattinson played matchmaker

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Rita Ora’s husband Taika Waititi has revealed that actor Robert Pattinson played matchmaker of their relationship – introducing them to one another at a BBQ where they became friends.

The director, who married the Hot Right Now singer, 32, earlier this 12 months, said he knew Miss Ora for 3 years before their friendship blossomed into romance and so they began dating in 2021.

Speaking on Louis Theroux’s Interviews series, Waititi, 47, said that he and Miss Ora’s relationship works because they were ‘best friends’ first.

Marital bliss: Rita Ora’s husband Taika Waititi has revealed that actor Robert Pattinson played matchmaker by introducing them for the primary time

Asked about their first meeting, Waititi told Theroux: ‘We have actually known one another for years, before we got together.

‘Everyone thinks we met in Australia last 12 months. You understand who brought her to my house? Rob Pattinson. He brought her over. 

‘I used to be having a bit BBQ and we just got chatting, we hit it off, became friends. Then for the following three-and-a-half years we were just good mates. 

Matchmaker: The director revealed Robert Pattison (pictured together in 2019) brought Miss Ora to his home where they 'hit it off'

Matchmaker: The director revealed Robert Pattison (pictured together in 2019) brought Miss Ora to his home where they ‘hit it off’

Happier than ever: The pair's romance came to light in 2021, and earlier this year it was reported they had married. Pictured, Rita Ora and Taika Waititi

Happier than ever: The pair’s romance got here to light in 2021, and earlier this 12 months it was reported that they had married. Pictured, Rita Ora and Taika Waititi 

Love story: Speaking to Louis Theroux during his Interviews series, the director explained: 'We've actually known each other for years, before we got together'

Love story: Talking to Louis Theroux during his Interviews series, the director explained: ‘We have actually known one another for years, before we got together’

‘We were in numerous relationships, and each time we frolicked, we might just catch up where we left off, and it was a very good friendship, and we decided to smash all of it.

‘I identical to the proven fact that we work hard, and we have each got our own jobs and independent, but are also best friends. 

‘We come from different parts of the world, she’s from Kosovo and I’m from Recent Zealand. They’re very distant but our backgrounds were quite similar. 

‘We each grew up poor in working-class families, her dad owned pubs and he or she frolicked in pubs loads when she was a child and my mum worked in pubs and loads of my family enjoy being in pubs so I used to be in pubs loads as a child.

Revelations: 'Everyone thinks we met in Australia last year. You know who brought her to my house? Rob Pattinson. He brought her over,' he added

Revelations: ‘Everyone thinks we met in Australia last 12 months. You understand who brought her to my house? Rob Pattinson. He brought her over,’ he added

Blossoming romance: Waititi said 'I was having a little BBQ and we just got chatting, we hit it off, became friends. Then for years for the next three-and-a-half years we were just good mates'

Blossoming romance: Waititi said ‘I used to be having a bit BBQ and we just got chatting, we hit it off, became friends. Then for years for the following three-and-a-half years we were just good mates’

‘The background of the Maori communities are quite just like the Kosovan communities, like our sensibilities are quite aligned, I believe.’

Asked whether Miss Ora has watched any of his movies, Waititi, who previously directed Thor Ragnarok and Jojo Rabbit, added: ‘I do not care if she’s seen my stuff or now, my mum’s seen my stuff and he or she likes it, that is enough.’

As he joined Miss Ora in her dressing room, the singer gushed that he was her ‘best friend’.

Sealed with a kiss: Waititi joked, 'We were in different relationships, and every time we hung out, we would just catch up where we left off, and it was a good friendship, and we decided to ruin it all'

Sealed with a kiss: Waititi joked, ‘We were in numerous relationships, and each time we frolicked, we might just catch up where we left off, and it was a very good friendship, and we decided to smash all of it’

During her interview with Theroux, Miss Ora reflects on her decade in showbusiness, and likewise slammed the constant attention on her love life as she enjoyed ‘specializing in me and my work’, with relationships being a positive addition.

The singer settled down with Waititi following a string of high-profile relationships.  

Her most serious boyfriend before that was Calvin Harris, who she dated for a 12 months in 2013.

She also made headlines for flings with some more unexpected stars including Rob Kardashian, singer James Arthur, Andrew Garfield and Travis Barker.

Insight: During her interview with Louis, Rita reflects on her decade in showbusiness, and also slammed the constant attention on her love life as she enjoyed 'focusing on me and my work'

Insight: During her interview with Louis, Rita reflects on her decade in showbusiness, and likewise slammed the constant attention on her love life as she enjoyed ‘specializing in me and my work’

Speaking about her love life, she told Theroux: ‘I like love, I like being in love, it’s amazing and so fun. 

‘Who doesn’t? I live life to the fullest. I’m an especially passionate person on the subject of love, but I do not base my life on relationships.

‘I do not base my moments on, “Oh, I’ll remember this due to that relationship”, that is just an addition to my life. I’ve all the time been very adamant on specializing in me and my work.’

Opening up: Rita also told how she's 'always dreamed of getting married' since she was a child, amid her secret wedding to husband Taika

Opening up: Rita also told how she’s ‘all the time dreamed of getting married’ since she was a toddler, amid her secret wedding to husband Taika

Miss Ora continued: ‘Look, we’re women. Men do not get asked, ”Oh, you have had 100 boyfriends or girlfriends”. Sometimes they do, but the vast majority of the time they do not. It comes with the territory, it’s a part of the world that you simply’re in.’

She also told how she’s ‘all the time dreamed of getting married’ since she was a toddler.

The pair are said to have married in a low-key ceremony in London this summer and though Miss Ora’s never explicitly confirmed the wedding, her close friends have.

Speaking about her thoughts of marriage before the marriage, Miss Ora said: ‘Getting engaged has definitely been a conversation. I’m pleased.

Dream wedding: Rita is said to have tied the knot with the film director, 47, in a low-key ceremony this summer and though she's never explicitly confirmed the marriage, her close friends have

Dream wedding: Rita is claimed to have tied the knot with the film director, 47, in a low-key ceremony this summer and though she’s never explicitly confirmed the wedding, her close friends have

‘Getting married is something I’ve dreamed of since I used to be a child, and he definitely is an awesome human. He’s awesome, I’ve reached a degree where I’m very much contained and settled.’

The singer was said to have already modified her surname and can now be often called Mrs Waititi-Ora. 

Within the months after their wedding, the pair have each been pictured with gold bands on their ring fingers.

Sources now claim that they’re planning an enormous party to rejoice their secret wedding with family and friends.

Candid: Speaking on her thoughts of marriage before her wedding, Rita said: 'Getting engaged has definitely been a conversation. I'm happy'

Candid: Speaking on her thoughts of marriage before her wedding, Rita said: ‘Getting engaged has definitely been a conversation. I’m pleased’

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