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Rita Ora ‘relocates permanently to LA with boyfriend Taika Waititi’


Rita Ora ‘relocates permanently to LA with boyfriend Taika Waititi and has not been back to UK ONCE since Covid rule-breaking 30th birthday party’

Rita Ora has relocated permanently to LA to start a new life with boyfriend Taika Waititi, according to reports.

The hit-maker has not been back to the UK once since her rule-breaking 30th birthday party in November, despite splashing £7.5million on a six-bedroom mansion in North London just last summer.

London is said to hold ‘bad memories’ for the star ever since her lockdown-flouting birthday bash in the capital and Rita is ‘happy to start afresh in LA where there are loads of opportunities’.

Move across the pond: Rita Ora, 30, has relocated permanently to LA to start a new life with boyfriend Taika Waititi, 45, according to reports

A source told The Sun: ‘Rita snapped up her London pad with plans to keep it as her main home, but it’s become increasingly obvious for her that LA is going to be where she lives for the foreseeable.’

They added: ‘After her birthday bash last year, Rita left the UK and hasn’t been back since. Her boyfriend Taika is based in LA too, so they have been spending a lot of time together. Realistically she isn’t going to be spending as much time in London.’

MailOnline has contacted Rita’s representatives for comment.

Straight after the incident in November, Rita jetted off to Bulgaria where she filmed a music video, and after that spent seven months in Sydney where she filmed Australia’s version of The Voice.

No looking back: Rita has not been back to the UK once since her rule-breaking 30th birthday party in November

No looking back: Rita has not been back to the UK once since her rule-breaking 30th birthday party in November

New Zealand director Taika, 45, was also in Sydney at the time shooting Thor: Love And Thunder, and the stars are thought to have met through a mutual friend.

Rita broke pandemic protocol in November when she held a 30th birthday bash at restaurant Casa Cruz.

She apologised shortly afterwards in a statement that read: ‘Hello all, I attended a small gathering with some friends to celebrate my 30th birthday.

‘It was a spur of the moment decision made with the misguided view that we were coming out of lockdown and this would be OK… I’m deeply sorry for breaking the rules and in turn understand that this puts people at risk.

New Romance: The loved-up couple are thought to have met through a mutual friend when they were both working in Sydney earlier this year

New Romance: The loved-up couple are thought to have met through a mutual friend when they were both working in Sydney earlier this year

‘This was a serious and inexcusable error of judgement. Given the restrictions, I realise how irresponsible these actions were and I take full responsibility.

‘I feel particularly embarrassed knowing first-hand how hard people have worked to combat this terrible illness and being fully aware of the sacrifices that people and businesses have made to help keep us all safe.

‘Even though this won’t make it right, I want to sincerely apologise.’

On Monday, Rita and Taika made their red carpet debut as a couple at The Suicide Squad premiere in LA.

Rita walked hand in hand with the actor-director, who plays Starro in the film, as they aired their romance to the world.

Red carpet debut: On Monday, Rita and Taika made their red carpet debut as a couple at The Suicide Squad premiere in LA

Red carpet debut: On Monday, Rita and Taika made their red carpet debut as a couple at The Suicide Squad premiere in LA

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