Is Taika Waititi Married in 2023? Who Is His Wife?

Taika Waititi wife and dating history

Taika Waititi has it all in his career: an actor, producer, director, and comedian from New Zealand. He is known for his roles in movies such as What We Do in the Shadows and Free Guy.

Waititi is currently working as a producer for the upcoming TV series, Interior Chinatown, set to be released in 2024.

Does Taika Waititi Have a Wife?

Taika Waititi is currently married to singer Rita Ora.

In a private wedding ceremony in August 2022, Taika Waititi and Rita Ora exchanged vows. Interestingly, it was Ora who took the initiative and proposed.

Taika Waititi and Rita Ora Wedding
Taika Waititi and Rita Ora Wedding

She proposed to me, and I said yes instantly,

Taika Waititi recalled
Taika Waititi and future wife Rita Ora
Taika Waititi and Rita Ora Gala (Getty Images)

Let’s get back to how this couple started to catch everyone’s eye.

On April 21, 2021, Rita posted a photo on her Instagram that showed her cuddling up and being comfortable with Taika.

It wasn’t in her first slide of pictures, though, but if we take a look at all of the slideshow of photos, we could see her being up and close with her beau; one was at either in their house, and the other was when they drove around together.  

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“Good times, memories, random things on my phone and the ones I love,” the Let You Love Me singer wrote for the caption.  

Their first appearance together didn’t happen until September 14, 2021, when they attended the Met Gala and captured the hearts of the entire audience. They slayed the red carpet looks, and they looked good together.

Taika Waititi and his girlfriend Rita Ora Gala
Taika Waititi and Rita Ora (Mike Coppola/Getty Images)

Rita looked all classy and glamorous with a shiny dress and jewelry and paired with a black slayer. Taika also looked handsome and elegant, matching her outfit by wearing the same jewelry color and classic black tuxedo.

Taika Waititi and Rita Ora Instagram
Instagram @taikawaititi

Taika also expressed his love and adoration to his lovely woman, especially after they attended Marvel’s Eternals premiere and people couldn’t take their eyes off of them.

“I felt like I got a lot of attention at the #Eternals premiered last night. Maybe it was my date (it was definitely my date), or maybe it was this sick @thombrowne suit (it was my date),” he wrote on Instagram. Rita Ora did look amazing in a white gown indeed, not going to lie. 

Well, without their sweet and witty comments, we can already say that they are head over heels to each other, and no words are needed to express that. The way they looked at each other was clear enough. We hope that this iconic duo will stay together for a long time!

Taika Waititi and Rita Ora Were Involved in a Polyamorous Relationship?

Taika Waititi’s name may have gained more attention in May 2021, after news of his polyamorous relationship with Rita Ora and Tessa Thompson spread across the internet.

Some paparazzi took pictures of them sharing kisses not only with each other but also with another girl. The lucky girl who joined them was the actress Tessa Thompson from Creed.

In the picture, we can see that the trio doesn’t seem to realize that many paparazzi are around them, excitedly taking their photos. Those are great pictures, to be honest.

Taika Waititi Rita Ora and Tessa Thompson
Taika Waititi, Rita Ora and Tessa Thompson (Backgrid)

Some people might already know that Tessa Thompson came out as bisexual, and the photos of the three just looked perfectly good together. Tessa was caught kissing Rita, and Taika also put his arms around both girls, and they were chilling over al fresco drinks. All smiles and looking happy.

Even though we can only see Taika kissing Rita on the lips, he almost kisses Tessa. Then, of course, people demand an explanation about the whole situation. Even though Taika was directly asked about it, his answer was something that was not satisfying.

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“Not really. I think in the world of the internet, everything goes away pretty quick,” he said when the interviewer from Sydney Morning Herald asked him whether or not the attention that he got bothered him at all. 

He also added, “And is it that big a deal? No, not really. I was doing nothing wrong. It’s fine.” Well, who said that he did anything wrong? Fans want the truth about their seemingly “polyamorous” relationship. And in fact, we are all quite excited if that’s the truth. A lot of famous names even tweeted their excitement as well.


Another tweet came from @AkilahObviously saying, “What was the point of me getting hot in lockdown if Taika wasn’t gonna wait for me.” LOL. That one was spot on. It depicts everything we think about the whole situation, indeed.

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And, someone replied to the tweet with, “He’s in a throuple with Rita Ora and Tessa Thompson,” and more people confirmed it with, “This isn’t even a joke. I had to search for it, and yep.”

Of course, both of those tweets got the recognition they deserve. The tweets got liked and retweeted by nearly five thousand people, and all of them seem to support the trio.

Some media tried their best to connect some dots. At that time, we know that Tessa Thompson was starring in Thor: Love and Thunder, while Taika was the movie director. So, the two getting close was not something strange at all. The fact that Taika was seen almost kissing his actress was another question. 

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However, as soon as their polyamorous relationship started to arise, Tessa also started to date a model, Zac Stenmark, even though she didn’t confirm or say anything about that either. What’s even crazier about that is that the picture of her kissing Zac was still on the same day of almost kissing Taika. She got a very good game right there. So their fans got even more confused with the whole situation, yet again.

With the leak of Tessa’s photos, it became clear (at least it appears so) that nothing was going on between Taika, Rita, and Tessa. Or they might be in an open relationship? We don’t know for sure. One thing that we’re sure about is that all of them surely know how to have fun.

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Rosa has a passion for movies and TV shows. She is creating content and handling editorial work for Creeto, focusing on Celebrity news.

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