Rita Ora has kept the details surrounding her nuptials to Taika Waititi largely under wraps, with no confirmation of the exact date the couple exchanged their vows. What we do know: Waititi proposed to Ora with an emerald in a diamond pavé-set bezel, then presented his new wife with a delicate wedding band during a private ceremony.
The singer revealed more details about her engagement ring on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon which, up until now, she has “never shown anyone”. “Because I love you and I feel like you’re part of our relationship, weirdly, because we watch you every night, I just felt like I’ll show you it,” she told Fallon, before offering up her hand to the camera. “He did good,” she gushed.
When asked about the selection process, Ora said that she guided Waititi. “I just think, like, when you know what you want and I felt like I really knew that I wanted to be with this person, I just wanted it to feel really right,” she explained. “I may have taken him to the shop and I may have pointed out exactly what ring I wanted.”
The appearance kicks off the promo for Rita’s third album, with lead single “You Only Love Me” released last week alongside a star-studded music video featuring cameos from Sharon Stone, Jodie Turner-Smith, Kristen Stewart and Lindsay Lohan. In the clip, the pop artist wears a rare ivory Yves Saint Laurent autumn/winter 1987 Rive Gauche bridal gown, sourced by vintage dealer Cherie Balch of Shrimpton Couture – the only glimpse the world has had of Rita in a wedding dress thus far.
Continuing the wedding theme of her new track, the singer then performed on The Tonight Show in a neon pink Versace minidress, complete with a veil. As for what she wore on her actual big day? Maybe we’ll find out in due course.
Originally published in Vogue.co.uk