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Rita Ora and Taika Waititi at premiere of RuPaul’s Drag Race Down Under together

Rita Ora stepped out at the premiere of Stan’s RuPaul’s Drag Race Down Under in Sydney on Friday night, and she had filmmaker Taika Waititi by her side. 

The pair, who have sparked romance rumours in recent weeks, avoiding being photographed on the Opera House red carpet together, and appeared very coy indeed when they were spotted sneaking into the venue. 

The British pop star, 30, and the New Zealand-born Thor director, 45, entered the Sydney Opera House event together, but were careful to remain a few feet apart.

Out and about: Rita Ora stepped out at the premiere of Stan’s RuPaul’s Drag Race Down Under in Sydney on Friday night, and she had filmmaker Taika Waititi by her side. Both pictured 

Rita appeared a little shy, raising her hand to her face as a smiling Taika followed her closely behind.  

The How We Do singer looked chic in a flowing, white lace shirt with bell sleeves, worn under an animal print jacket. 

She added a pair of tight white bell-bottom jeans to the look, and opted for statement earrings and a number of rings. 

Coy: The pair, who have sparked romance rumours in recent weeks, avoiding being photographed on the red carpet together, but were spotted entering the Opera House

Coy: The pair, who have sparked romance rumours in recent weeks, avoiding being photographed on the red carpet together, but were spotted entering the Opera House 

Don't be shy: Rita appeared a little shy, raising her hand to her face as Taika followed her

Don’t be shy: Rita appeared a little shy, raising her hand to her face as Taika followed her

Quick chat: They pair exchanged some words in the lobby

Quick chat: They pair exchanged some words in the lobby 

Feet apart: They appeared very coy indeed as they headed inside to take their seats

Feet apart: They appeared very coy indeed as they headed inside to take their seats 

Rita’s makeup look was fresh with metallic eyeshadow and rosy lipstick, and her hair was pulled back into a retro-style ponytail. 

Taika meanwhile looked smart in a deep blue suit worn with a patterned white shirt and tie. 

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

Looking good: The How We Do singer looked chic in a flowing, white lace shirt with bell sleeves

Looking good: The How We Do singer looked chic in a flowing, white lace shirt with bell sleeves

Style: She added a pair of tight white bell-bottom jeans to the look along with open-toed heels

Style: She added a pair of tight white bell-bottom jeans to the look along with open-toed heels

Wow! Rita added a fitted, animal print jacket to her edgy look

Wow! Rita added a fitted, animal print jacket to her edgy look 

Details: Rita's makeup look was fresh with metallic eyeshadow and rosy lipstick, and her hair was pulled back into a retro-style ponytail

Details: Rita’s makeup look was fresh with metallic eyeshadow and rosy lipstick, and her hair was pulled back into a retro-style ponytail

As they awaited the start of the event, Rita and Taika talked closely together, whispering in one another’s ears as the singer appeared to lay her hand on Taika’s shoulder.

Later, the singer and filmmaker sprinted from the venue together, with Rita gingerly waving to fans, before Taika followed her out a side door. 

Outside, Taika laid a hand gently on Rita’s back as they stood side by side, looking cosy indeed. 

Side by side:  Once inside the venue, Daily Mail Australia can reveal the pair took their seats side by side at the front of the audience. As they awaited the start of the event, Rita and Taika talked closely together

Side by side:  Once inside the venue, Daily Mail Australia can reveal the pair took their seats side by side at the front of the audience. As they awaited the start of the event, Rita and Taika talked closely together

Off they go! Later, the singer and filmmaker sprinted from the venue together, with Rita gingerly waving to fans, before Taika followed her out a side door

Off they go! Later, the singer and filmmaker sprinted from the venue together, with Rita gingerly waving to fans, before Taika followed her out a side door

And they're off! Taika followed Rita out a side door

And they’re off! Taika followed Rita out a side door

The director took a phone call while Rita waited, with the pair appearing to be waiting to leave the area together.  

The outing is the latest in a series of meet-ups between the two, who have ignited romance rumours. 

Rita recently sent fans into a frenzy when she shared an incredibly cosy photo with Taika to Instagram. 

On? Outside, Rita and her filmmaker pal stuck close together

On? Outside, Rita and her filmmaker pal stuck close together 

Warm: Taika laid a hand gently on Rita's back as they stood side by side

Warm: Taika laid a hand gently on Rita’s back as they stood side by side

In the image, Taika sported a cap, partially concealing his identity as Rita penned a revealing caption: ‘Good times, memories, random things on my phone and the ones I love..’ alongside a heart emoji.  

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.

According to The Sun, Rita and Taika have made no secret they are together among their famous friends and things could be getting serious.

Solo: Taika had earlier posed on the red carpet by himself before 'sneaking in' to join Rita in the front row

Solo: Taika had earlier posed on the red carpet by himself before ‘sneaking in’ to join Rita in the front row

‘They’ve been a couple since early March but kept things low key. However, all their friends know about the relationship. They’re really into each other,’ a source told the publication.   

The rumoured couple were also spotted exiting a private jet with Chris Hemsworth, his wife Elsa and Matt Damon in Sydney recently, following a trip to the Gold Coast.   

A listener of the Who? Weekly podcast fuelled further romance speculation as they reported seeing the couple kissing inside a restaurant.  

Close:  Rita recently sent fans into a frenzy when she shared an incredibly cosy photo with Taika to Instagram

 Close:  Rita recently sent fans into a frenzy when she shared an incredibly cosy photo with Taika to Instagram

Yet on Tuesday morning, the pop star expertly dodged questions about her love life during an appearance on The Kyle and Jackie O Show.

At the end of the interview, radio host Kyle Sandilands asked Rita: ‘I know you don’t want to talk to much about this stuff, but are you able to sneak lovers in and out of your joint or are you finding that difficult?’ 

After a long pause, the Body On Me singer responded carefully: ‘I think for me I’m just focusing on getting fit to be honest.’

Happy together? 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

Happy together? 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

‘That’s fantastic, I can read between the lines,’ Kyle jokingly replied.

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 

RuPaul’s Drag Race Down Under will premiere May 1, only on Stan, with new episodes weekly. 

New love interest? It is believed that Taika split from his wife, Chelsea Winstanley, in 2018. He is currently directing the Thor sequel and last year scooped an Oscar for Jojo Rabbit

New love interest? It is believed that Taika split from his wife, Chelsea Winstanley, in 2018. He is currently directing the Thor sequel and last year scooped an Oscar for Jojo Rabbit

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