After Rita Ora and Taika Waititi sparked wedding rumors by flashing gold bands on their ring fingers, sources confirmed to People on August 12, 2022, that the British singer-songwriter and the New Zealand filmmaker tied the knot in a small ceremony in London. Following the news, fans eagerly awaited photos of their nuptials, but the duo never shared any details behind their big day. Now, nearly six months after they said “I do,” the “Let You Love Me” singer is reliving that special occasion by rocking a wedding-worthy ensemble.
On January 22, 2023, the singer posted a photo of herself sporting a vintage Yves Saint Laurent wedding dress to promote her new song, “You Only Love Me,” which she’s going to release on Friday, January 27, 2023. “What happens when a dream just feels oh so very real?” she writes on Instagram. “Only in a 1987 YSL wedding gown of course.” The carousel of images shows Ora in an off-the-shoulder gown with tulle sleeves, a shift silhouette, and a subtle high-low hemline. The artist paired her getup with a tulle veil, strappy white heels, and cuff earrings. She had her hair tied back in a vintage-inspired updo and her makeup leans glamorous with bold pink eyeshadow and glossy lips.
Although the couple hasn’t personally confirmed their nuptials, a source told The Sun UK that their wedding had a small guest list. “It was a really intimate ceremony and super special for everyone there,” the insider said. “Their nearest and dearest can see how madly in love they are.” The pair opted for a private ceremony, but they plan on hosting a larger celebration in the future, according to the source.
The musician and the Thor: Love and Thunder actor were first romantically linked in May of 2021 after they were spotted cozying up with one another in Sydney, Australia. According to Daily Mail, Waititi opened up about meeting Ora after Robert Pattison supposedly brought her to his house. “We got to chatting, and for the next three-and-a-half years, we were just good mates,” he explained. “We were in different relationships, both of us. It was a good friendship, and then we decided to ruin it.”
Three months after they instigated dating rumors, the pair made their first red carpet debut together at The Suicide Squad premiere in Los Angeles. The pop sensation and the director reportedly got engaged in June of 2022, according to The Sun UK. A source told the outlet that they didn’t have a formal proposal but rather told one another at nearly the same moment that they wanted to get married.
During an interview with Louis Theroux, which aired in December of 2022, the pop star opened up about her relationship. “Getting married is something I’ve dreamed of since I was a kid, and he definitely is a great human,” she gushed. “He’s awesome. I’ve reached a point where I’m very much contained and settled.”