Breaking up is hard, but it is even worse when exes still have to work together or get in touch for work purposes after the fact! Relationships are supposed to end with clean breaks and fresh starts. However, some celebrities do not get so lucky like Taika Waititi’s wife Rita Ora, and her ex-boyfriend Calvin Harris. Ora split with Calvin Harris in 2014, after dating the This Is What You Came For hit-maker for just over a year. She had declared Harris was the first person she really fell in love with but was reportedly left ’embarrassed’ when he announced their split publicly via Twitter.

Rita Ora
Rita Ora

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What happened with Rita Ora and Calvin Harris?

Rita Sahatciu Ora is a British singer and songwriter and granddaughter of director Besim Sahatçiu. At age one, her family decided to move to the United Kingdom. She grew up in West London and attended St Cuthbert with St Matthias CE Primary School in Earls Court, following which she graduated from Sylvia Young Theatre School and then St Charles Catholic Sixth Form College.

The Masked Singer judge, who dated the Dumfries-born DJ Calvin Harris between 2013 to 2014, has since tied the knot with director Taika Waititi. The former couple’s split turned bitter as Rita, 32, claimed Calvin, 39, blocked her from performing I Will Never Let You Down, which he wrote and produced, at the Teen Choice Awards. The star was said to be devastated after her former beau apparently stood in the way of her plans. A source told Mail Online that she had spent a considerable amount of time and energy preparing for her then canceled performance of the song, and was devastated to let her fans down in this way.

Rita Ora looks back on Calvin Harris 'music ban' after their split
Rita Ora and Calvin Harris

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Calvin Harris Clears up the Myth

The mystery of the scrapped studio album is solved. While Rita Ora’s second record was reportedly delayed over the use of ex-Calvin Harris’ tracks, the DJ set the record straight. Writer George Griffiths asserted via Twitter on Saturday, November 26, 2022, that the 32-year-old Body on Me songstress could have been “one of the biggest pop stars” if her Harris-produced record wasn’t “torpedoed” before its release. The 39-year-old Scotland native, for his part, has cleared the air about his involvement. “Entire thing is a myth, there is one unreleased song I worked on and it isn’t good,” the “One Kiss” performer tweeted on 27 Nov. 2022. Here have a look at both tweets:

Ora, who has never publicly addressed the resurfaced drama, and Harris, were first linked in May 2013. After nearly one year together, the two musicians split. While Harris had penned Ora’s I Will Never Let You Down amid their split, the twosome soon made headlines after she claimed that the producer banned her from performing the track.

Calvin Harris and Rita Ora
Calvin Harris and Rita Ora

“For anybody who doesn’t understand how it works, he wrote and produced the song,” the Fifty Shades Freed actress told Ryan Seacrest during a 2014 interview on his eponymous radio show. “So, he has to approve anything TV-wise. And obviously, he owns the rights to it and he didn’t approve the Teen Choice Awards.” 

The EDM musician later tweeted that he had a “darn good reason” for blocking Ora’s performance, though declined to share further details.

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Rita Ora’s Wonderwell can be rented on Apple TV+


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