Taika Waititi Married His Girlfriend Rita Ora
Taika Waititi, a director from New Zealand, is said to have married his girlfriend Rita Ora in an intimate ceremony. According to The Sun, Waititi, 46, and Ora, 31, swapped their London wedding and Ora changed her last name to Mrs. Waititi-Ora.
A source informed the newspaper and revealed the details of their private ceremony:
“It was quite a personal ceremony that was incredibly meaningful to everyone in attendance.” Your loved ones can see how much you love each other.
The source also said the Poison singer intends to keep her personal life low-key, although the couple is planning a big party soon.
“Even though she’s in the spotlight, Rita wants to keep the relationship as private as possible and didn’t want to make a big deal out of the wedding.” A big showbiz-style celebration is planned to commemorate, but don’t expect the magazine to come up with the highest bid marketed.
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 met when Winstanley was interviewing the director for a television documentary series about Maori artists. In 2011 they married in New York. Winstanley is a New Zealand 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 mockumentary What We Do in the Shadows and the Oscar-winning film Jojo Rabbit in 2019. In addition to producing and directing, Chelsea is also a member of the Production Department of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. 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 sons, Te Hinekhu, 7, and Matewa Kiritapu, 4. Waititi’s children often accompany him to film premieres and he frequently posts pictures of them on his Instagram account. The girls joined Waititi in 2019 for the premiere of The Lion King and in 2022 for the premiere of his directorial film Thor: Love And Thunder. Both girls also appear in the film as young Asgardians.
According to Page Six, the Kiwi couple divorced in 2018 but didn’t speak publicly about it until 2020.
Taika Waititi And Rita Ora Have Made No Secret of Their Feelings For Each Other
Waititi and Ora apparently met in 2018, according to an Instagram post posted by the Let You Love Me singer on Valentine’s Day 2022. However, they sparked dating speculation in 2021 when the singer uploaded a photo of a mystery man hugging her, leading fans to speculate it was none other than Waititi herself.
The two made their red carpet debut in August 2021 at the Suicide Squad premiere in Los Angeles. Since then, they’ve made countless public appearances together, including concerts, award shows, film premieres, and even the Met Gala.
According to the Daily Mail, the couple got engaged two months ago and have been spotted several times with a gold ring on their ring finger, suggesting they were married.