Rita Ora's boyfriend confirms couple have split over work commitments

EXCLUSIVE: Rita Ora’s boyfriend Romain Gavras confirms they have split over ‘their work commitments’

Rita Ora’s boyfriend Romain Gavras has confirmed that he has split from the singer.

Rita is currently Down Under filming The Voice Australia and has not been pictured with the French director since November. 

But after weeks of rumours, it’s been confirmed the couple are officially no longer together – and broke up before Christmas. 

A spokeswoman for Romain, 39, confirmed to MailOnline the relationship has been over for ‘months’, saying: ‘Rita and Romain split up months ago because of difficulties with their respective work commitments. They remain close friends.’

Rita Ora, 30, has split from her French director boyfriend, he has confirmed to MailOnline

Rita and Romain (pictured on holiday in Ibiza together) went their separate ways before Christmas, said Romain who said they had split due to their work commitments  

Rita and Romain went their separate ways weeks after her Covid rule breaking 30th birthday party at a Notting Hill restaurant on November 21.    

The French director, who is based in London and directed music videos for US rappers Kanye West and Jay Z, began dating Rita following her split from songwriter boyfriend Andrew Watt in 2019.

The pair enjoyed a whirlwind romance during their brief relationship with exotic holidays in Ibiza and Corfu. 

And last October, the pair sparked engagement rumours when Rita was seen wearing a huge rock on a her engagement finger. 

Rita has recently been seen swimming in Sydney Harbour with a mystery man (pictured above)

The pair frolicked in the water Down Under where Rita is a judge on The Voice Australia

But a source close to Rita told MailOnline: ‘Rita and Romain tried to make it work but they both agreed it wasn’t meant to be. ‘They remain close but it was simply impossible to maintain a relationship where they barely saw each other.

‘And given both their busy schedules for 2021, the writing was very much on the wall towards the end of last year.’

The star was pictured recently swimming in Sydney Harbour with her sister and a mystery man.

She is making her debut as coach on The Voice Australia for the upcoming 2021 series, joining country superstar Keith Urban on the panel.

After spend two weeks in quarantine upon her arrival, she has since been pictured enjoying the sizzling temperatures in her bikini on Sydney Harbour.

Rita has previously been a coach on the UK version of The Voice in 2015, while also taking on judging roles on ITV shows the X Factor and The Masked Singer.

Rita got into trouble in November when she broke Covid lockdown rules hosted a 30th birthday party at a Notting Hill restaurant 

Yesterday it was confirmed Oti Mabuse would be replacing Rita on the panel for the first ever UK season of spin-off series The Masked Dancer which will air in place of Britain’s Got Talent this year.

The Strictly dancer will join show regulars Davina McCall, Jonathan Ross and Mo Gilligan on the panel, with comedian Joel Dommett once again taking on hosting duties. 

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