Ora's most recent relationship before Waititi was with French movie director Gavras. The duo dated from late 2020 until early 2021, when COVID lockdowns forced the international couple to stay apart for months. "Rita and I are very close. She is an amazing person," Gavras told Mail Online in February 2021 amid rumors of their split.
A month later, however, Gavras admitted that this "closeness" wasn't actually a romance anymore and hadn't been for a few months.
"Rita and Romain split up months ago because of difficulties with their respective work commitments. They remain close friends," Gavras's spokesperson told Mail Online.