Singer Rita Ora has spoken out for the first time about those viral photos of her, Taika Waititi, and Tessa Thompson…
In early 2021, photos of the 3 celebs getting pretty close with each other blew up online, and this ultimately sparked a lot of speculation about them forming a throuple.
Fans have been discussing this rumour ever since, coming up with their own theories behind the photos.
As fans will already be aware, Ora and Taika Waititi met way back in 2018, and the two of them have been openly together since April 2021, when she posted a picture of herself alongside her beau on Instagram with the caption: “Good times, memories, random things on my phone and the ones I love.”
They were said to have tied the knot last year, although this has yet to be confirmed by them. However, Waititi was spotted wearing what appeared to be a wedding ring last year in a snap posted to Instagram by Ora’s sister, Elena.
Speaking out about how she knew Waititi was the right guy for her, Ora has previously said: “When I didn’t feel a change, like my life just became better.
“We were really good friends for 6 years, and I went to Australia and we both had separate jobs, and we didn’t really know that many people out there.
“It was nice to see a familiar face and our universes just collided. That was it.”
Around this same time, pictures of the couple with Tessa Thompson began to flood the internet, showing the three allegedly locking lips with one another.
But now, Rita Ora has finally addressed the viral photos, putting the speculation to bed once and for all.
She told GQ Hype: “I just chose to not acknowledge that because it’s ridiculous. I think when some things are so absurd, and it’s hard to fathom any sense of it, you just have to ignore it.
“I’ve taken that approach for a lot of things, because you don’t want to put energy towards something that’s nonexistent. It’s like trying to explain something that didn’t happen means you’re feeding into nothing.”
She went on to say the photos that were snapped were just of ‘a bunch of friends having a good time’.
Ora added: “Have you ever been in a situation where you’ve had a lot of drinks and everyone’s your best friend?
“And then the next day you’re like, ‘I was talking to this person in the smoking area for four hours and I’ve got no idea who they are?’
“Literally – that [photo] was just a bunch of friends having a good time. They [Taika and Tessa] had a crazy schedule and everyone was letting loose.
“I love that. Each to their own.”
She continued to address her LGBTQIA+ fans and said: “The good news though, is that when I was on Twitter talking to my fans, all of my incredible LGBTQIA+ fanbases were like, actually – whether this is true or not – I’m so inspired that this is being normalised publicly.
“That made me really happy. You don’t know who it’s touching.”