Rita Ora ‘is set to wed Taika Waititi after they almost simultaneously popped the question’

‘There’s no ring or big build up’: Rita Ora ‘will MARRY Taika Waititi imminently’ after couple ‘almost simultaneously popped the question to one another’

Rita Ora and Taika Waititi are reportedly set to wed one another after almost simultaneously popping the question. 

The British singer, 31, and the New Zealand filmmaker, 46, are said to be planning an imminent, low-key ceremony abroad before celebrating with their fellow A-listers in a big London bash later this year. 

It is understood that Rita, who is working on several films and The Voice Australia, and Taika, who is planning a string of movies, hope to tie the knot once their work commitments have wrapped up.

Wedding bells: Rita Ora and Taika Waititi are reportedly set to wed one another after almost simultaneously popping the question (pictured in March)

Wedding bells: Rita Ora and Taika Waititi are reportedly set to wed one another after almost simultaneously popping the question (pictured in March)

A friend told The Sun: ‘This isn’t about them doing a big showy thing and crowing about it beforehand. It’s just about them being in love and deciding the time is right to formalise their relationship. They couldn’t be happier.  

‘They didn’t do a whole, “Will you marry me?” thing and an Instagram post.

‘There’s no ring or big build-up. They just got closer and closer and eventually said to each other almost simultaneously, “I want to marry you.”‘ 

In talks: The British singer, 31, and the New Zealand filmmaker, 46, are said to be planning an imminent, low-key ceremony abroad before celebrating with their fellow A-listers in a big London bash (pictured in March)

In talks: The British singer, 31, and the New Zealand filmmaker, 46, are said to be planning an imminent, low-key ceremony abroad before celebrating with their fellow A-listers in a big London bash (pictured in March)

The pal added that there are ‘a few details to iron out’ but the nuptials are ‘coming soon’. 

MailOnline has contacted representatives for Rita and Taika for comment.  

In August, the couple, who began dating in March 2021 after meeting in Australia, were said to be moving so fast in their relationship they started discussing marriage, a source told New Idea. 

Romance: It is understood that Rita, who is working on several films and The Voice Australia, and Taika, who is planning a string of movies, hope to tie the knot once their work commitments have wrapped up (pictured in March)

Romance: It is understood that Rita, who is working on several films and The Voice Australia, and Taika, who is planning a string of movies, hope to tie the knot once their work commitments have wrapped up (pictured in March) 

Love: In August, the couple, who began dating in March 2021 after meeting in Australia, were said to be moving so fast in their relationship they started discussing marriage

Love: In August, the couple, who began dating in March 2021 after meeting in Australia, were said to be moving so fast in their relationship they started discussing marriage

‘Taika calls Rita “wifey” all the time and chats about how he’s going to be her first and last husband,’ the insider said. 

‘Everyone around them downplays it as flirty banter, but [Rita is] definitely hoping he’s for real,’ they continued, adding that she is ‘absolutely obsessed’ with her Thor director beau.

At the time, Rita had reportedly started joking about getting married in a ‘quick, hippy-dippy’ Californian ceremony, and then celebrating with a bigger party at a later date. 

Over: Taika was previously married to film producer Chelsea Winstanley (left) but the pair are believed to have quietly split in 2018 (pictured November 2017)

Over: Taika was previously married to film producer Chelsea Winstanley (left) but the pair are believed to have quietly split in 2018 (pictured November 2017)

Taika was previously married to film producer Chelsea Winstanley, but the pair are believed to have quietly split in 2018.

The pair share two daughters: Te Hinekāhu, ten, and Matewa Kiritapu, six. 

In February, Rita reflected on her relationship with Taika as she shared a gushing Valentine’s Day post.

The songstress thanked the director for ‘being cool’ as she posted a previously unseen throwback of the pair in 2018 – three years before their romance began.

Way back: In February, Rita reflected on her relationship with Taika as she shared a gushing Valentine's Day post (pictured 2018 at their first meeting)

Way back: In February, Rita reflected on her relationship with Taika as she shared a gushing Valentine’s Day post (pictured 2018 at their first meeting)

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