- Rita Ora denied the idea that she was in a throuple with Tessa Thompson and Taika Waititi.
- In 2021, the three stars were pictured seemingly kissing each other.
- She told GQ Hype that she ignored the comments because they were “absurd.”
Rita Ora said that she thought it was “absurd” that fans thought she was in a throuple with Taika Waititi and Tessa Thompson.
In 2021, paparazzi photos of Waititi, Thompson, and Ora seemingly kissing each other while partying in Sydney went viral on social media, with fans believing that the celebrities were in a throuple.
For the first time since the photograph went viral, Ora has responded to fans’ comments about whether the trio was in a throuple.
“I just chose to not acknowledge that because it’s ridiculous,” Ora told GQ Hype. “I think when some things are so absurd, and it’s hard to fathom any sense of it, you just have to ignore it. I’ve taken that approach for a lot of things, because you don’t want to put energy towards something that’s nonexistent. It’s like trying to explain something that didn’t happen means you’re feeding into nothing.”
Ora went on to say that the photograph just showed a bunch of friends “having a good time” rather than a secret relationship.
“Have you ever been in a situation where you’ve had a lot of drinks and everyone’s your best friend? And then the next day you’re like, ‘I was talking to this person in the smoking area for four hours and I’ve got no idea who they are?'” Ora said. “Literally – that [photo] was just a bunch of friends having a good time. They [Taika and Tessa] had a crazy schedule and everyone was letting loose. I love that. Each to their own.”
She continued: “The good news though, is that when I was on Twitter talking to my fans, all of my incredible LGBTQIA+ fanbases were like, actually – whether this is true or not – I’m so inspired that this is being normalized publicly. That made me really happy. You don’t know who it’s touching.”
In the new GQ Hype interview, Ora answers several questions about settling down with the “Jojo Rabbit” director, but she never says anything about getting married.
At one point, the “Poison” singer said about how they formed their relationship: “We were really good friends for six years, and I went to Australia and we both had separate jobs, and we didn’t really know that many people out there. It was nice to see a familiar face and our universes just collided. That was it.”