Rita Sahatciu Ora is a singer and songwriter from the United Kingdom. In February 2012, she became well-known when she was on DJ Fresh’s song “Hot Right Now.” Her first studio album came out in August 2012 and went straight to number one in the UK.
Rita Ora showed off her engagement ring during an appearance on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon. The 32-year-old showed off her emerald-and-gold band for what she said was the first time on Wednesday. “I’ve never shown anyone my ring before. I’m showing it to you for the first time because I love you and, weirdly, I feel like you’re a part of our relationship. Because every night we watch you. Look, here it is,” Ora said when host Jimmy Fallon congratulated her on her marriage to Taika Waititi.
But who is Taika Waititi? Here’s everything you need to know about him, from what he does for a living to how old he is, and their relationship.
Meet Rita Ora’s Husband, Taika Waititi
Taika David Cohen was born on August 16, 1975, making Taika Waititi 47 years old. The director grew up with his father, an artist of Te Whanau—Apanui descent, and his mother, a schoolteacher named Robin Cohen. He calls himself a “Polynesian Jew” because he grew up with his father and mother.
Taika was born in Raukokore, which is in the Bay of Plenty area of the North Island of New Zealand. He grew up on the East Coast and in Wellington’s Aro Valley. He went to Onslow College and then went to Victoria University of Wellington to study theater. In 1997, he got his Bachelor of Arts degree.
He is a successful writer, director, actor, and comedian. People know Taika for writing and directing the Marvel movie Thor: Love and Thunder and for directing Thor: Ragnarok, in which he also played the role of Korg. The comedian also played a role in the 2021 movie Free Guy, which starred Ryan Reynolds.
His resume is very impressive, and a lot of people like him. His skills even got him some big awards. In 2020, Taika won an Academy Award for Best Adapted Screenplay for the movie Jojo Rabbit, which he wrote, directed, and acted in. Wow, that’s a triple threat.
Waititi got a divorce from Chelsea Winstanley in 2018 after being married to her for seven years. They have two children together.
Inside Rita And Taika’s Relationship
Waititi and Ora were first linked in early 2021, after they were seen hanging out with Idris Elba and his wife Sabrina in Sydney, Australia. At the time, The Sun said that the two had been dating since March. After keeping their relationship quiet for a few months, the two were seen holding hands and kissing Tessa Thompson in Australia in May 2021. This made headlines.
The “For You” singer didn’t say anything about the PDA-filled trip, but she did come out as bisexual in June 2018. She told Porter magazine at the time, “I’m interested in both men and women.” “It’s hard because Janelle and I are both very private people, and we’re both trying to figure out how to balance wanting privacy and space with using your platform and power.
In June 2021, one month after the snaps went viral, he said, “I think in the world of the internet, everything goes away pretty quickly.” “No, it’s not that big of a deal. I didn’t do anything wrong. It’s alright.”
When Taika was seen with a wedding band in August 2022, the rumor mill went into overdrive. People said that they had gotten married in a small ceremony in London. But it wasn’t until this week that the Poison singer finally said in an interview on UK radio station Heart that Taika was her husband. “Yes, yes, so you know, here we are,” she said. Everything happens for a reason, and I am officially off the market.’