Taika Waititi, a New Zealand director, allegedly married his girlfriend Rita Ora in an intimate ceremony. According to The Sun, Waititi, 46, and Ora, 31, exchanged nuptials in London and Ora changed her surname to Mrs. Waititi-Ora.
A source informed the newspaper, revealing specifics of their private ceremony:
“It was a pretty personal ceremony that was incredibly meaningful for everyone present.” Their loved ones can see how much they adore one other.”
The source also said that the Poison singer intends to keep her private life discreet, although the pair may be planning a major celebration soon.
“Despite living in the limelight, Rita is keen to keep the relationship as private as possible and didn’t want to make a big deal about the wedding.” A large showbiz-style celebration is planned to commemorate, but don’t expect it to be marketed to the highest-bidding magazine.”
While this is Rita Ora’s first marriage, Taika Waititi was previously married to Chelsea Winstanley, with whom he has two children.
Everything you need to know about Taika Waititi’s ex-wife, Chelsea Winstanley.
Taika Waititi and Chelsea Winstanley first met when Winstanley interviewed the director for a television documentary series on Maori artists. In 2011, they married in New York City. Winstanley is a New Zealand-based film producer who has worked on documentaries and short films such as Merata: How Mum Decolonized the Screen, Te Whakarauora Tangata, Ebony Society, Meathead, Night Shift, Sonny, My Older Brother, Waru, Sech’el, Little King, Forgive Me, and others.
According to IMDb, Chelsea also produced the 2019 mockumentary What We Do in the Shadows, as well as the Oscar-winning feature Jojo Rabbit. Chelsea is a member of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences’ production section in addition to producing and directing. Winstanley was made an Officer of the New Zealand Order of Merit. She has a son, Maia, whom she raised as a single mother.
Winstanley and Waititi have two children, Te Hinekhu, 7, and Matewa Kiritapu, 4. Waititi’s kids often join him at movie premieres, and he frequently posts images of them on his Instagram account. The girls accompanied Waititi to the 2019 premiere of The Lion King and the 2022 release of his directorial flick Thor: Love And Thunder. The two girls also appear in the film as the Asgardian youngsters. According to Page Six, the Kiwi couple divorced in 2018 but did not publicly discuss it until 2020.
Taika Waititi and Rita Ora did not hide their feelings for one another.
Waititi and Ora apparently met in 2018, according to an Instagram post made by the Let You Love Me singer on 2022 Valentine’s Day. However, they prompted dating speculations in 2021 when the singer uploaded a photo of a mysterious guy holding her, prompting fans to speculate that he is none other than Waititi himself.
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The two made their red carpet debut in August 2021 at the Suicide Squad premiere in Los Angeles. They’ve made countless public appearances together since then, including concerts, award ceremonies, film premieres, and even the Met Gala. According to the Daily Mail, the pair got engaged two months ago and have been spotted on multiple occasions wearing a gold band on their ring fingers, leading to suspicion that they have married.