Who is Rita Ora’s new boyfriend Taika Waititi as couple make red carpet debut

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Rita Ora and Taika Waititi used the Suicide Squad premiere to step out together at an event for the first time.

The glare of the world didn't seem to faze the couple, who looked relaxed and happy as they strolled together while holding hands and posing for photos before settling down to watch Taika on the big screen.

But who is Rita's new man following her split from Romain Gavras and how did their relationship start? We find out…

How old is Taika?

Taika is 45, and was born in New Zealand on 16 August to an artist dad and teacher mum, making him a Leo. Sagittarius Rita is 30 so Taika is 15 years her senior. If you believe in star signs then you may be interested to know their fiery combination of signs means they will inevitably fall in love.

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What is Taika's job?

He is a bit of an industry all rounder taking on the roles of comedian, director, writer, and actor at different points of his career. He directed Thor: Ragnork in 2017 and dark comedy Jojo Rabbit in 2019, which he also starred in playing Adolf Hitler. The unique movie was nominated for six Academy Awards, winning in the Best Adapted Screenplay category. While he also won a Grammy for the soundtrack.

He has a reoccurring role in Star Wars TV show The Mandalorian as the voice of IG-11, which has earned him an Emmy Award nomination. Other notable works include co-writing, co-directing and starring in the Emmy-nominated vampire mockumentary What We Do in the Shadows, and writing and directing Hunt for the Wilderpeople which broke records for the best box office performance in New Zealand on opening weekend. Basically, he's a busy man!

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Who has Taika previously been in a relationship with?

Taika married film producer Chelsea Winstanley in 2011, who worked on both Jojo Rabbit and What We Do in the Shadows with him. The couple had daughters Te Kainga o te Hinekāhu, nine, and Matewa Kiritapu, six. They reportedly separated somewhere between 2018 and 2020.

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When did Taika and Rita start dating?

The pair have allegedly been a couple since March, but have been keeping things low-key. In April she shared a photo of them cuddling in matching Gucci ensembles on Instagram writing, "Good times, memories, random things on my phone and the ones I love.. #midweekupdate". In June they were pictured having a three-way kiss with actress Tessa Thompson. Taika said of the images, "I think in the world of the internet, everything goes away pretty quick. Is it that big a deal? No not really. I was doing nothing wrong. It's fine."

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