Rita Ora and her boyfriend Taika Waititi’s relationship appeared to be hotting up as they packed on the PDA and put on a cosy display with Tessa Thompson on Sunday.
The singer, 30, was seen smiling and leaning in for a kiss from her director beau, 45, while relaxing outside with the actress, 37, following an all-night party at Taika’s home in Sydney.
In pictures obtained exclusively by MailOnline, the trio appeared to be in great spirits as they wrapped their arms around each other and beamed smiles over al fresco drinks.
Close: Rita Ora and her boyfriend Taika Waititi’s relationship appeared to be hotting up as they packed on the PDA and put on a cosy display with Tessa Thompson after a party at Taika’s Sydney home on Sunday
Rita cut an effortlessly chic figure in a skin-tight black dress which she styled with a tan jacket and sunglasses while sitting outside with her beau and pal.
The beauty wore her locks down and curly, letting them cascade over her shoulder and fall around her face as she leaned in closer to Tessa and Taika.
Also keeping things relaxed, the JoJo Rabbit and Thor director sported a light blue shirt over a white T-shirt and also accessorised with black sunglasses.
What a night: The singer, 30, was seen smiling and leaning in for a kiss from her director beau, 45, while relaxing outside of his Sydney home with the actress, 37, following an all-night party
Locking lips: Rita and Taika could not resist sharing kisses as they chatted to other pals outside
Meanwhile, Tessa, who has starred in Taika’s movie Thor as character Valkyrie, looked stylish in a black leather jacket and trousers which flashed a glimpse at her toned thighs.
The cosy snaps come after The Sydney Morning Herald’s Private Sydney reported that Rita has ‘moved in’ to the director’s home in Sydney’s affluent eastern suburbs.
Taika is currently in Sydney to film the fourth instalment of the Marvel film Thor, called Thor: Love and Thunder.
Chris Hemsworth reprises his role as the Norse God, while Natalie Portman returns as astrophysicist Dr Jane Foster who will transform into the female version of Thor.
Hotting up: Rita and Taika went public with their relationship late last month, with the singer having arrived in Australia earlier this year to film The Voice
Gal pals: Rita and Tessa sat nose-to-nose at one point, with the actress resting her toned legs across the singer
Relaxed: The trio seemed to be enjoying each others company as they chatted outside and Tessa could not stop smiling as she cosied into Taika and laughed across him with Rita
Something funny? The British singer seemed particularly taken by something entertaining during their close conversation
All wrapped up: Rita donned a tan jacket while Tessa opted for a leather coat during the al fresco drinks session
Colleagues: Tessa starred in Thor as character Valkyrie, which Taika directed (also pictured left is Rita)
Brace for it: Taika didn’t seem too impressed with one of the pecks (left) but soon moved on as Rita whispered something to Tessa (right)
Meanwhile, Rita recently wrapped up filming as a coach on Channel Seven’s reboot of The Voice Australia alongside Guy Sebastian, Keith Urban and Jessica Mauboy.
Daily Mail Australia has contacted both Rita and Taika’s respective management teams for comment.
Just last week, Rita and Taika were seen out for lunch at the Chiswick restaurant in the upmarket suburb of Woollahra.
The new couple looked loved-up as they headed out a casual lunch for two at the Sydney hotspot to meet actor Chris Hemsworth, his best mate Aaron Grist and Matt Damon’s wife Luciana Barroso.
Leaning in: Taika got close to Tessa while she lounged on a white seat and another pal carried out a fresh bottle of wine
Fun times: The women beamed with delight while Taika looked a little perplexed at their laughter
Carrying on? The trio all seemed to be enjoying their orange beverages after a night of partying in Australia
Where’ve you been? Rita walked over to Taika and Tessa holding onto her pink phone and putting on an animated display
Eh? Taika looked a little confused as he chatted to his girlfriend on the cream outside sofa
Working together: Taika is currently directing the Thor sequel while Tessa appeared in the previous film
Stunning: Rita exuded style in a skin-tight black dress which she accessorised with a necklace and sunglasses
Pucker up: Rita and Taika did not hold back as they passionately kissed while sitting outside with their pals
Whispers: Rita said something into Taika’s ear while he had one arm wrapped around Tessa and was looking towards their pal
Rita and Taika went public late last month when they arrived together at the premiere of RuPaul’s Drag Race Down Under at the Sydney Opera House.
They avoided being photographed on the red carpet, but took their seats side by side in the front row once inside the venue.
According to The Sun, the pair have made no secret they are together among their famous friends – and things could be getting serious.
Rita split from French director Romain Gavras earlier this year.
Make room for him! Taika walked over to the women and another pal, throwing his arms up as they chatted
Centre of attention: Taika smiled while sitting between the two beauties on his balcony
Moments peace: A very trendy looking Taika was seen drinking on his own at one point
Cool: The Jojo Rabbit director looked sharp in a blue shirt and black trousers paired with a bandana around his neck
Getting a refill? Rita held onto the door while heading back outside with a full glass
Party: It’s thought that the pals had spent the entire night together and continued drinking into the early morning
Picture time: Tessa and Rita seemed to be in good spirits as they snapped a few photos and looked at the phone screen
Guests: Australian model Zac Stenmark was also seen enjoying some drinks at Taika’s place with Tessa and Rita
Swapping seats: Taika moved around during the festivities, enjoying a smoke on his white lounger at one point
All the talks: The trio seemed animated over one topic while Zac perched on a nearby seat to listen in
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.
Rita jetted to Australia earlier this year to appear on The Voice – in the wake of her lockdown flouting in the UK.
She previously apologised after breaking lockdown rules to host a 30th birthday party at a Notting Hill restaurant.
The star apologised after being criticised for hosting the event at a time when gatherings of more than six people had been banned.
Atmosphere: Rita and Taika chatted next to their pals during the laid-back drinking session outside
Providing the entertainment? The host threw up his arms and joked around while speaking to Tessa on the comfy seat
Conversation: Rita stood and cradled her beverage while chatting to her new beau
Beauty: The beauty wore her locks down and curly, letting them cascade over her shoulder and fall around her face
Fashion: Rita rarely puts a foot wrong when it comes to her clothing choices and she looked sensational in her black dress
New couple: The duo only went public with their relationship last month but seem to be going strong
On her way: Rita walked across the balcony area to join Taika on the seats