Rita Ora on Calvin Harris split: ‘I Will Never Let You Down came out and it got weird’

Rita Ora has opened up that can of worms again…


by Ellie Henman |
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It seems Rita Ora won’t hold her tongue when it comes to questions about her split with Calvin Harris. The pair dated from May 2013 to early 2014 and seemed very loved up, until Calvin tweeted that their relationship was over.

“To address speculation—myself and Rita ended our relationship some time ago,” he said. “She is a beautiful, talented woman & I wish her all the best.”

Now, Rita has hinted that after the couple recorded and released their hit track I Will Never Let You Down - everything started to go downhill.

“I thought he had my back and that he'd never steer me wrong,” she told Marie Claire. “But then I Will Never Let You Down came out, and everything started to go a bit weird. I don't know if it was because business was mixed with personal or what.”

The single clearly caused tension between the pair, with Rita telling* heat* radio’s Ryan Seacrest back in August that Calv had banned her from singing the track at the Teen Choice Awards.

Calvin hit back online, saying: “You'll only know 1 side of the story RE Teen choice awards because I choose not to talk to the papers about every aspect of my personal life. But just know I had a damn good reason.”

But Rita’s had the last dig, adding to the mag: “There was a reason why I split up with him. And there was a reason why I'm at this point in my life where I feel like I have so much musical freedom, and I don't have to explain myself to anybody.

“It was more of a thing where I was in awe. I was at that point in my relationship where I felt he could do no wrong.”

Something clearly went very wrong. And we’re sure it’s going to come out one day…

Rita's interview appears in the July edition of Marie Claire.


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