Rita Ora and Taika Waititi at the UK Gala Screening of Marvel Studios' Thor: Love and Thunder in London, UK - 5 Jul

The Moment Taika Waititi & Rita Ora Became More Than Pals Involved A 'Low Back' Stroke

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By Fiyin Olowokandi on February 10, 2023 at 5:00 PM EST

Rita Ora is head over heels for her husband, Taika Waititi!

The sensational pop star and the filmmaker need little introduction as they are both significant figures in their respective fields. The power couple turned heads with their relationship in 2021 and left mouths agape when they secretly wed last year.

Despite being public figures, the pair successfully kept their love story under wraps. They satisfied fans' curiosity by dropping little details about their romance. However, Ora recently let the cat out of the bag.

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Rita Ora and Taika Waititi at the 29th MTV Europe Music Awards
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The 32-year-old recently appeared on "The Drew Barrymore Show," which was shared on the program's YouTube page. In the over 6 minutes of footage, the R&B songstress spilled the tea about her relationship with Waititi.

The highly-anticipated moment captured Ora gushing about her married status and what a fantastic partner the "John and Pogo" director was. "I got married! I can't believe I can say it…I loved the whole experience," the Kosovo native said with a smile.

"But I kept it super private for a little bit, just kept it to myself. It's nice to share it and be sort of open about it. Feels great," The Bambi Award winner continued before reminiscing about her love story.

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The "Poison" singer revealed that the couple spent six years as friends before choosing to "ruin everything." The Honorary Ambassador of Kosovo had been serving as a coach on "The Voice" while Waititi was directing "Thor: Love and Thunder" when their relationship changed.

Although the entertainer did not reveal when the pair specifically began dating, she recalled the magical moment that took their romance to the next level. While blushing, she told Barrymore:

"I mean, honestly, he put his hand on my back and then…low back. And that's when I knew this is a different type of stroke, you know? And I was in. I mean, honestly, it's a really cool dynamic, and we both kind of do our own thing, and I'm very happy right now."

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Ora appears to be thriving on cloud nine as the 32-year-old showed off her wedding ring for the first time recently. Per The Blast, the "For You" singer made a guest appearance on "The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon," where she rocked the diamond jewelry.

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Although the Kosovo native was dressed to impress in an ab-flaunting number, all eyes were on the massive gem on her ring finger. The accessory consisted of a large emerald stone surrounded by smaller diamonds on the side.

Instead of following tradition, the "How We Do" artist confessed that she helped her husband pick out the luxurious gem. However, the English songwriter noted that she only interfered because she wanted the perfect ring from her soulmate.

"I just wanted it to feel really right, and so I may have taken him to the shop, and I may have pointed out exactly what ring I wanted," the Order of Naim Frashëri title holder told Fallon.

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Last month, Ora confirmed her marriage to Waititi after dropping a nuptial-themed music video. The 32-year-old surprised fans with the joyful news while appearing on "Heart Radio Breakfast."

The MOBO Award winner stated that she was "officially off the market" but kept the news private. Instead, the Kosovo native expressed the possibility of what could have been through her art.

The singer's video for the track "You Only Love Me" followed Ora's wedding ceremony. Unlike her actual nuptials, the footage captured the BET Award nominee in various problematic situations caused by crazy bridesmaids.

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The only good thing about the chaotic video was the "Anywhere" singer's dress. For the fake event, the entertainer donned a vintage YSL gown. The 32-year-old noted that she fell in love with the outfit when she saw it. As for her actual wedding, Ora remained tight-lipped. However, the p`opstar described the event as "nice and sweet." Additionally, she noted there would be a bigger party to celebrate her nuptials but offered no specific date.

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