Rita Ora is shooting down reports that she is dating Conor McGregor.
The R&B singer ignited a Twitter firestorm yesterday when she posted a photo of herself and the UFC champ with the caption, “Date night.” The pair were seated side by side at the British Fashion Awards at the Royal Albert Hall in London on Monday night. That post didn’t go down so well with some fans on Twitter particularly because Conor McGregor builds his image on being a family man.
McGregor has been dating longtime girlfriend Dee Devlin for years, even before his rise to fame in UFC. The couple welcomed their first child together earlier this year and all signs are pointing towards getting married sometime soon. Rita Ora hinting that she is currently dating the athlete on a public platform like Twitter rubbed some fans the wrong way. Turns out that she was only joking and has since posted a photo of herself with her boyfriend Andrew Watt, who is also a musician. “Last night,” she wrote on IG.
According to the Daily Mail, Rita Ora and Andrew Watt have been dating for around a year now and were first spotted together on vacation in Rome in October of last year. “Rita has kept her relationship with him very private and out of the spotlight… This is the first time she has posted anything about him,” the UK tabloid wrote.
Sources are now saying that Rota Ora and Conor McGregor are just friends and have been friends for a while. “They have been friends with each other for a while so this is all just playful, folks on social media take things a bit too serious, no one has a sense of humor anymore,” sources said. Check out some of the tweets fired off yesterday below.
— Rita Ora (@RitaOra) December 5, 2017
Conor McGregor's missus at home looking after his baby, and Rita Ora has the audacity to tweet this. "Date night" with a spoken for man, new low for her?? pic.twitter.com/y4SbqUK7IZ
— Molly Shepherd-Boden (@MollyShep) December 5, 2017
I won't lie, I'm really bothered about Rita Ora posting that with Conor McGregor. The DISRESPECT
— Bex (@Bex_Handy) December 5, 2017
Never care about celeb drama but Rita Ora posting pictures with Conor McGregor captioned “date night” actually makes me raging
— Sarah (@sarahfxrrester) December 5, 2017