After appearing on DJ FreshNow’s single ‘Hot Right’, which reached No. 1 in the UK and dropped her debut album ‘Ora’, which also fished at No. 1 in the UK, the singer and British actress, Rita Ora, has remained a household name in the industry as her songs have continued to top the UK charts. In 2017, two singles from her forthcoming album, ‘Anywhere’ and ‘Your Song’ reached the UK top ten.
Her third single “Girls” from the upcoming album dropped in May 2018. Although the song which featured notable artists like Bebe Rexha, Charli XCX and Cardi B was well received by many as a bisexual anthem, some of the song’s lyrics , didn’t sit well with American singer/songwriter Hayley Kiyoko.
“Girls” features lyrics like, “I’m not one-sided, I’m open-minded, I’m 50-50, and I’ll never hide it,” and Kiyoko who is openly lesbian thinks the message that the song conveys does more harm than good to the LGBTQ+ community. She added that a song like that fuels the male gaze and marginalizes the idea of women loving women.
The “Everywhere” artist quickly apologized to the LGBTQ+ community, stating that she never meant to harm or offend the community with her song, but only hoped her art would make her fans feel as proud of themselves as she learns to feel who she is.
The new single was Rita Ora’s way of speaking out about her sexual orientation and it brought in fans who didn’t know her as bisexual, who wanted to know more about her past relationships and who she’s dated over the years.
Rita Ora: Full Dating History
Rita Ora is a super hot female celebrity who has been romantically linked to so many stars in the industry. Here’s everything you need to know about the charming singer’s dating history.
Ora is currently dating rocker Andrew Watts. They were rumored to be dating in the summer of 2017, as they were spotted almost everywhere together in a romantic mood. They were seen together in Rome, sitting on the steps of Piazza di Spagna, cuddling as Andrew kissed her forehead.
Rita Ora couldn’t keep it a secret any longer as she spilled the beans in early 2018 at a Warner Music pre-Grammys party where she told The Mirror that she and Watts were having a great time together. They were inseparable from each other throughout the event.
Andrew Watt was a member of the California Breed Group alongside Glenn Hughes and Jason Bonham of Black Sabbath. After the group disbanded in 2015, he began writing and producing. He wrote the lyrics to Rita and Liam Payne’s song, For You, from the upcoming film Fifty Shades Freed and also co-wrote DJ Snake and Justin Bieber’s “Let Me Love You.”
Blink 182 singer and drummer Travis Barker briefly dated in 2015. The pair made headlines after they began their relationship in September after meeting at the Power 106 All-Star Game held in LA that month.
However, the romance only lasted a month. Travis told Daily Mirror he has no desire to be in a 24/7 relationship.
The X-Factor judge dated rapper Ricky Hill, the son of American fashion mogul Tommy Hilfiger. The couple dated for thirteen months before calling it quits in July 2015.
Rita Ora has also dated a Scottish singer/songwriter, DJ, and record producer Calvin Harris. The mega DJ then took to Twitter to announce that the fourteen month relationship (April 2013 – June 2014) was over.
Well, few were surprised by their spill, the British singer, in an interview with The Mirror the month before the breakup, said of the challenges she and Harris faced. According to Ora, she is not a fan of long distance relationships and it has been difficult to make their relationship work.
In early 2013, the pop star briefly dated 15-year-old football agent Dave Gardner. It was unclear what led to their breakup, but the two would always be on good teams.
Rita Ora dated the Prince of the Kardashians Rob Kardashian family in 2011. The romance which began in November 2011 ended in December 2012, after Rob left her, citing infidelity. Rob claimed, Ora cheated on him with almost twenty guys.
This is Rita Ora’s longest relationship to date. She started dating multi-talented singer Bruno Mars in February 2009 when the pop star was just 18 and the relationship lasted until February 2011.
Rita said it was love at first sight and their time together was wonderful until they became famous, work got in their way and they had to quit.
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Rumor has it that the hot British singer have been romantically involved with many other celebrities such as Chris Brown, Drake, Snoop Dogg, Jay-Z, Jonah Hill, ASAP Rocky, Cara Delevingne, Evan Ross, James Arthur, Justin Bieber, Lewis Hamilton and Wiz Khalifa. Although she met some of them on a date or two, she was caught kissing others behind cameras, some were just rumors that were never confirmed.