Rita Ora and Taika Waititi Co-Host the 2022 MTV EMAs Months After Marriage News

Rita Ora and Taika Waititi, director of Thor: Love and Thunder, co-hosted the MTV Europe Music Awards, marking their first joint celebrity appearance since E! News confirmed they married.

By Corinne Heller Nov 13, 2022 11:32 PMTags
Watch: Rita Ora and Thor Director Taika Waititi Are Married!

Newlyweds Taika Waititi and Rita Ora took center stage this weekend for a glamourous date night.

On Nov. 13, the two co-hosted the 2022 MTV Europe Music Awards at the PSD Bank Dome in Düsseldorf, Germany. It marked the first time the couple has worked together, as well as the first joint celebrity appearance for the pair since a source confirmed to E! News in August that they got married.

"Thank you for doing this with me, Taika," Rita told the Thor: Love and Thunder onstage at the EMAs, to which he responded jokingly, "Thank you for bringing me!"

Taika and Rita first sparked romance rumors in 2021, when the two were spotted looking cozy in one of her Instagram posts. Later that August, the two made their red carpet debut as a couple at the premiere of Suicide Squad 2. They have since attended a few celebrity events together, including a screening of Thor: Love and Thunder in London in July, a month before E! News confirmed the news of their marriage.

Rita Ora's Best Looks

The two have not discussed their wedding—which was small, according to multiple reports. In an interview on The Jonathan Ross Show earlier this month, Rita referred to Taika as her "partner" and discussed their MTV EMAs co-hosting gig.

"It's just nice to be able to do something fun with someone that is like, my favorite person," she said. "We're just the same person. It's just nice to find someone that you can sort of have fun with and work with and respect and we respect each other's work. It's nice to have space, but also be together at the same time."

Rita also gushed about Taika and their relationship on the Greatest Night Ever podcast this past September. She called the director a "lovely" person, adding, in a singsong voice, "I'm in love, I'm in love, I'm in love. Amen!"

The "Your Song" singer cited her parents' decades-long marriage as inspiration, saying, "For me, it was always about that love, finding a partner, so I'm really happy I did."

She added, "I love Taika. Shoutout to Taika!"

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See photos of stars at the MTV EMAs below:

Rita Ora & Taika Waititi

The married couple arrive to host the 2022 MTV Europe Music Awards in Düsseldorf, Germany.

Taylor Swift

The singer showcases a daring look.

David Hasslehoff

The Baywatch alum and singer, Germany's international treasure, appears on the red carpet.


Band members Matthew Bellamy, Dominic Howard and Chris Wolstenholme appear together.

David Guetta

The DJ is all smiles.

Alicia Awa

The singer appears on the red carpet.

Sam Ryder

The singer is all smiles.

Bebe Rexha

The singer showcases a daring blue style.

Leomie Anderson

The model strikes a pose.

Ché Lingo
Vas J Morgan

The British TV personality matches his outfit to the red carpet.

Tate McRae

The Canadian singer arrives at the show.

Armani White

The rapper strikes a pose.

Rúrik Gíslason

The Icelandic former soccer player poses for the cameras.

Laura Maack

The German actress was pretty in pink.

Luca Vezil

The influencer showcases a yellow style.

Riccardo Simonetti

The influencer is so money.


The singer turns heads in a pink style.


The DJ strikes a pose.

Lola Lolita

The TikTok star showcases a feathered look.

Noa Kirel

The Israeli singer wears a Kanye West-themed outfit.

Leonie Hanne

The influencer is all smiles.

Kalush Orchestra

The Ukrainian rap group appears on the red carpet.

Jack Fowler

The musician showcases a colorful style.


The German musician makes a grand entrance.

Bamlak Werner

The musician is all smiles.

Nina Chuba

The German star poses on the red carpet.

Elizabeth Varela

The reality star, who appeared on MTV Latin America's Are You the One? El Match Perfecto, appears at the show.

Julian Lennon

The musician arrives at the event.

Nasty C

The rapper appears on the red carpet.

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