BRUNO MARS 2009 – 2011
Before either of them shot to fame Rita dated Bruno Mars at the age of 18, later saying: ‘It was love at first sight.’
‘We met in 2009. I was 18 and starting out at Roc Nation. Bruno was unknown back then too.
‘He was a struggling songwriter hired to write songs for me. I thought: “Wow, that’s just the world’s greatest guy!”‘
ROB KARDASHIAN 2012
The singer dated reality star Rob for two months from October 2012 before ending their brief romance due to her ‘hectic work schedule’ and their incompatible lifestyles.
And she admits to forgetting she even dated the sock designer because the fleeting relationship was ‘very short-lived’.
The end of their brief romance coincided with a series of bitter social medial posts from Rob, who indirectly suggested the singer had cheated on him numerous times during their relationship.
Rita and Calvin Harris
CALVIN HARRIS 2013 – 2014
Calvin and Rita were linked in Spring 2013 with the pair dating for about a year.
The DJ and Rita had a romantic and professional relationship, collaborating on Rita’s number one smash hit I Will Never Let You Down.
Rita is said to have been left rather red-faced after learning that her relationship was over via Twitter.
The Scottish DJ took to the social networking site to announce the couple’s year-long romance was over, but it was claimed the I Will Never Let You Down hitmaker was unaware her beau was going to release the statement.
RICKY HIL 2014 – 2015
Rita and Tommy Hilfiger’s son, Ricky Hil, confirmed their relationship in August 2014, only to split after 14 months of the on/off romance.
A$AP ROCKY 2015
Rocky had a fling with Rita in 2015. The rapper later sparked controversy when he included explicit lyrics about his rumoured ex in his single Better Things.
ASAP – whose real name is Rakim Mayers – later admitted his comments about Rita were ‘tasteless’.
TRAVIS BARKER 2015
Rita had a month-long fling with Kourtney Kardashian’s now husband in the Autumn of 2015. It’s rumoured that Travis put the breaks on the romance due to not wanting to be in a ‘serious relationship’.
Rita and Andrew Watt
ANDREW WATT 2016 – 2017
Rita enjoyed a year-long romance with fellow musician Andrew in 2016, before splitting, with the star revealing her single status during an appearance on the Jonathan Ross Show.
ANDREW GARFIELD 2018
The singer and the Hollywood actor had a steamy four month fling before Andrew called time on their fling for a ‘more private life’, with Rita returning to Watt for a brief reconciliation after the Garfield split.
TAIKA WAITITI 2020 – PRESENT
The couple began dating in March 2021 after meeting in Australia, ands were said to be moving so fast in their relationship they started discussing marriage within months, a source told New Idea.