Rumors had been running wild when it came to Rita Ora, Taika Waititi and Tessa Thompson. Fans were convinced they were a throuple after Ora and Waititi got married. While both the director and Thompson have often commented on how the rumors are anything but true. However, the singer has never said a word about the incident.
That was until now. Rita Ora has finally broken her silence regarding the threesome going viral on social media. She, like the other two, has denied that it is true and that she and Taika Waititi are a married couple without the involvement of Tessa Thompson. She focused on how she never addressed it until this point and why she chose to step away from the rumors instead of removing them entirely.
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Rita Ora believes the rumors of a breakup with Tessa Thompson are absurd
Rita Ora pointed out how she felt the rumors that she and Taika Waititi were in a relationship with Tessa Thompson were ridiculous to say the least. These rumors sprouted after the three were spotted sharing a kiss on a balcony during a party where they all had drinks in their hands.
“I just chose not to acknowledge it because it’s ridiculous. I think when some things are so absurd and it’s hard to make any sense of it, you just have to ignore it. I’ve taken that approach to many things because you don’t want to spend energy on something that doesn’t exist. It’s like trying to explain something that didn’t happen means you’re feeding into nothing.”
The singer focused on how it was just three friends having fun and enjoying their time together away from their busy lives. She clarified that something so simple was turned into such big news and that it was too fake. It wasn’t a secret relationship for the three of them, but just some friends hanging out and acknowledging each other’s company.
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Rita Ora praised the fans who supported her during her silence
Fans of Rita Ora had been supporting her since the rumors started. They praised her for normalizing something that would otherwise be looked down upon. Friends getting to hang out so freely isn’t seen that often, and seeing something that would highlight the queer community more made fans ecstatic.
“The good news though is that when I was on Twitter talking to my fans, all of my incredible LGBTQIA+ fanbases were actually like – whether this is true or not – I’m so inspired that this is being normalized publicly. It did me really happy. You don’t know who it touches.”
The singer also thanked them for supporting her and standing by her when she chose to ignore things that didn’t mean much to her. It was a step towards the lack of acknowledgment of rumors that will only worsen with interaction. She stood against these rumors by simply not saying anything that would later be taken out of context.
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