Taika Waititi and Rita Ora pack on the PDA in Sydney

Kiwi director Taika Waititi and British singer Rita Ora pack on the PDA as they are pictured together for the first time as a couple in Sydney

She was first romantically linked to the Oscar-winning screenwriter last month. 

And Rita Ora has been pictured for the first time with her new beau Taika Waititi, during a PDA-packed outing in Sydney.

At one point, the 45-year-old New Zealander kissed the hand of his 30-year-old pop star companion. 

No hiding their love: Rita Ora [L] has been pictured for the first time with her new beau Taika Waititi [R], during a PDA-packed outing in Sydney

Rita was all class for the date in head-to-toe black, including a dark pencil skirt and a black jumper.

Underneath, the Let Me Love You hitmaker showed off her toned tummy in a black lace crop top.

She capped off the look in a bucket hat and dark shades. 

Keeping it simple: Rita was all class for the date in head-to-toe black, including a dark pencil skirt and a black jumper

Lovely in lace: Underneath, the Let Me Love You hitmaker showed off her toned tummy in a black lace crop top


Staying on theme: She capped off the look in a bucket hat and dark shades

The Jojo Rabbit director, meanwhile, struck an altogether more colourful look as he stepped out with his lady love. 

Taika paired a white vintage Prince t-shirt with eye-popping bright yellow boardshorts. 

Around his neck and shoulders the father-of-two wrapped a turquoise hoodie.

Bright on! The Jojo Rabbit director, meanwhile, struck an altogether more colourful look as he stepped out with his lady love

Unmissable: Taika paired a white vintage Prince t-shirt with eye-popping bright yellow boardshorts

Heating up: Rita carried a large to-go hot beverage with her as the newly minted couple made their way through Sydney streets

All that glitters: The pop songstress accessorized with a bevy of gold bracelets on her left wrist

Honeymooners: Rita and the Thor director first sparked romance rumours after they stepped out together at the Stan’s RuPaul’s Drag Race Down Under premiere at the Sydney Opera House

Under wraps: They avoided being photographed on the Opera House red carpet together, and appeared decidedly coy when they were spotted sneaking into the venue

Rita and the Thor director first sparked romance rumours after they stepped out together at the Stan’s RuPaul’s Drag Race Down Under premiere at the Sydney Opera House.

They avoided being photographed on the Opera House red carpet together, and appeared decidedly coy when they were spotted sneaking into the venue.

Once inside the venue, Daily Mail Australia revealed the pair took their seats side by side at the front of the audience.

Rita recently sent fans into a frenzy when she took to Instagram last month to share a cosy photo showing Taika hugging her as she posed for the camera. 

Lost in love: At one point the 45-year-old New Zealander kissed the hand of his 30-year-old pop star companion

Instagram official: Rita recently sent fans into a frenzy when she took to Instagram last month to share a cosy photo showing Taika hugging her as she posed for the camera


Best-kept secret? It’s also been reported the two stars have been ‘dating for over a month’ while the songstress has been in Sydney filming The Voice

Rita split from French director Romain Gavras earlier this year.

It is believed that Taika split from his wife, Chelsea Winstanley, in 2018 following seven years of marriage. They share two daughters, Te Hinekāhu, eight, and Matewa Kiritapu, five.

Taika is currently directing the Thor sequel and last year scooped an Oscar for best Adapted Screenplay for Jojo Rabbit 

A new start: It is believed that Taika split from his wife, Chelsea Winstanley, in 2018 following seven years of marriage

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