Marriage looks good on Rita Ora! The entertainer needs no introduction, given her award-winning vocal skills and status as one of the world’s most beautiful singers.
Outside music, the Kosovo native frequently dabbles in Hollywood projects. Although she is a public figure, the 32-year-old keeps her intimate life away from the cameras, going as far as keeping her marriage to another Hollywood hotshot, Taika Waititi, a secret.
However, the media personality recently gushed about her husband’s supportive role in her life.
Rita Ora Sings Taika Waititi’s Praises For Helping Her Regain Her Confidence
During a recent discussion with Billboard News, the multi-hyphenate entertainer reflected on her journey to stardom and how her husband played a crucial role in helping her overcome the dark side of the music industry.
According to the “How We Do” artist, she experienced a painful period in her career. The songwriter explained that she felt discouraged and lost self-confidence as she struggled to make a difference in the industry.
“I spent such a long time fighting to be heard throughout my experience being in the industry that I guess I lost a lot of confidence and hope, fell low,” the Oscar nominee confessed.
“And I guess when you’re at your lowest point, you can make a choice. You either get back up and keep going or let it consume you. And I did that,” Ora continued. The Kosovo beauty noted that persevering through adversity yielded the sweetest reward.
“I got up. I flew to Australia to do The Voice over there, and I met somebody who changed me forever,” the Bambi Award winner raved, referring to her talented husband whom she married in 2022.
Gushing about the “Thor: Ragnarok” director, the smitten wife revealed that meeting the New Zealand native was the wave of inspiration she needed to overcome her slump and create new music.
“Meeting Taika, who is my husband, I never felt that before,” the 32-year-old confessed, “and so I just wrote it all down, and I thought, ‘Okay, I think it’s time to make some music again.’ And here we are.”
Ora’s latest single, “Praising You,” was a collaborative project with the iconic producer Fatboy Slim. The track was a rendition of his 1998 classic song with the same name and served as the second single from the songstress’ upcoming album “You & I.”
The MOBO Award Winner Got Into A ‘Tiff’ With Her Husband While Filming Her New Music Video
Although the life-changing love between Ora and Waititi inspired the English singer’s latest track, like most couples, the lovebirds have their fair share of differences.
Opening up about “Praising You” on her latest appearance on Heart FM, the “Fifty Shades of Grey” actress shared how creating the track’s music video caused a row between herself and Waititi.
The clip, which the Academy Award winner directed, captured the Kosovo native showing off her dance moves alongside a group of dancers. The performance was done in front of Fatboy Slim.
When asked what it felt like having her husband direct the music video, the Glamour Award winner confessed that she had bittersweet memories. Reminiscing about the experience, the multi-hyphenate stated that people warned her not to do it.
“Everyone said ‘don’t do it, don’t work with the ones you love, it never works out,’ and I thought, ‘why not?'” the media personality explained, noting that she believed her husband’s skills would not clash with her creativity.
“You know what, I respect him, I admire his creative contribution, and we came up with a fun, not serious video, a bit like the original, just like a random dance party, that’s what this it,'” the entertainer continued.
Although the couple managed to avoid severe issues while shooting the video, the “Grateful” singer noted that the duo disagreed with her punctuality. Recalling the ordeal, Ora said:
“The only thing we had a tiff about was about me being late on set because my makeup wasn’t going right, he was like ‘Hurry up, we’re losing light, we’re losing light!’ I was like ‘I’m sorry!'”
Despite the little hiccup, the “I Will Never Let You Down” songstress was happy to have Waititi direct her music video. “It’s so cool to be able to collaborate with the ones that you respect. I love Taika’s brain,” the 32-year-old gushed, stating the producer taught her new things daily.