After her appearance on DJ Fresh’s single “Hot Right Now”, which reached #1 in the UK, and her debut album “Ora”, which also whistled at #1 in the UK, British singer and actress Rita Ora is still a name to be reckoned with in the industry as her songs continue to top the British charts. In 2017, two singles from her upcoming album, “Anywhere” and “Your Song”, reached the British top ten.
Their third single, “Girls” from the forthcoming album, fell in May 2018. Although the song, which featured such renowned artists as Bebe Rexha, Charli XCX, and Cardi B, was well received by many as a bisexual anthem, some of the lyrics of the song were not well received by American singer/songwriter Hayley Kiyoko.
“Girls” contains lyrics such as: “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, believes that the message the song conveys is doing more harm than good to the LGBTQ+ community. She added that a song like this one fires up the male gaze and marginalizes the idea that women love women.
The “Everywhere” artist quickly apologized to the LGBTQ+ community and explained that she never meant to hurt or offend the community with her song, but only hoped that her art would enable her fans to be as proud of themselves as she learns to feel the way she is.
The new single was Rita Ora’s way of clearing the air about her sexual orientation, and this has encouraged fans who didn’t know her as bisexual to learn more about her past relationships and who she’s dated over the years.
Rita Ora: Complete Dating History
Rita Ora is a super-hot female celebrity who is romantically involved with so many stars in the industry. Here is everything you need to know about the dating history of this charming singer.
- Andrew Watts
Ora is currently dating rocker Andrew Watts. There was the first rumor that they were together in the summer of 2017, as they were spotted together almost everywhere in a romantic atmosphere. They were seen together in Rome, sitting on the steps of Piazza di Spagna, all snuggled up together as Andrew kissed her forehead.
Although the singer insisted that she and Andrew were nothing more than good friends, she didn’t want to stop raving about him on social media – and Andrew? he returned the favor, of course.
Rita Ora could no longer keep the secret when she saw the light of day in early 2018 at a party in front of Grammy’s Warner Music, where she told The Mirror that she and Watts had a great time together. They were inseparable for the entire event.
Andrew Watt was formerly a member of the band California Breed alongside Glenn Hughes and Jason Bonham of Black Sabbath. After the group disbanded in 2015, he began writing and producing. He wrote the lyrics for the song For You by Rita and Liam Payne from the upcoming movie Fifty Shades Freed and also co-wrote “Let Me Love You” by DJ Snake and Justin Bieber.
- Travis Barker
The singer and Blink 182 drummer Travis Barker made a brief appearance in 2015. The two hit the headlines after starting their relationship in September after meeting at the Power 106 All-Star Game in L.A. that same month.
However, the romance only lasted for a month. Travis told the Daily Mirror that he had no desire to be in a relationship 24/7.
- Ricky Hill
The X-Factor judge went out with rapper Ricky Hill, the son of American fashion mogul Tommy Hilfiger. The couple was together for thirteen months before ending in July 2015.
- Calvin Harris
Rita Ora also worked with the Scottish singer/songwriter, DJ, and record producer Calvin Harris. The mega DJ later went to Twitter to announce that the fourteen-month-old relationship (April 2013 – June 2014) was over.
Well, not many were surprised by her departure when the British singer outlined the challenges she and Harris faced in an interview with The Mirror the month before the break-up. According to Ora, she is not a fan of long-distance relationships and it was a struggle to make her relationship work.
- Dave Gardner
At the beginning of 2013, the pop star briefly dated Dave Gardner, a football agent 15 years his senior. It was not clear what led to their separation, but the two are supposedly still on good teams.
- Rob Kardashian
Rita Ora dated 2011 the prince of the Kardashian family, Rob Kardashian. The romance, which began in November 2011, ended in December 2012 after Rob had ended it on the grounds of infidelity. Rob claimed that Ora had cheated on him with almost 20 guys.
- Bruno Mars
This is Rita Ora’s longest relationship to date. She began her relationship with multi-talented Bruno Mars in February 2009, when the pop star was just 18 years old and the relationship lasted until February 2011.
Rita said it was love at first sight and that their time together was wonderful until they got famous, work got in the way and they had to call it off.
The hot British singer has also been rumored to have been romantically involved with many other top 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 dated one or the other, was caught kissing behind cameras with others, they were just rumors that were never confirmed.