Rita Ora shares adorable throwback snaps of herself as a child amid 30th birthday celebrations

Rita Ora shares adorable throwback snaps of herself as a child amid 30th birthday celebrations

She’s been celebrating her landmark 30th birthday as best she can this weekend, after arriving at her big day during lockdown on Thursday.


And Rita Ora used the occasion as an opportunity to look back on decades past on Sunday, when she took to Instagram to share a slew of snaps of herself as a child.


The Girls singer looked adorable in the images, which showed her at various ages as a youngster as she posed with her dad Besnik and 32-year-old sister Elena.




Celebration: Rita Ora took to Instagram to share a slew of throwback snaps of herself on Sunday, as she continued to celebrate her 30th birthday




Celebration: Rita Ora took to Instagram to share a slew of throwback snaps of herself on Sunday, as she continued to celebrate her 30th birthday



Captioning the shots, Rita wrote: ‘Guess I’ve always sort of been addicted to clothes even as a kid. So grateful to be able to share these with you guys.


‘Life goes by so fast so live your BEST LIVES even in these times try and find joy even from something like a photograph ❤️.’


On Saturday, the star was gifted quite the impressive keepsake – a video featuring an exhaustive list of stars wishing her a happy birthday.




So adorable: The first image saw the singer looking adorable as a toddler as she held a shoe


So adorable: The first image saw the singer looking adorable as a toddler as she held a shoe






Passion for fashion: Captioning the shots, Rita wrote, 'Guess I’ve always sort of been addicted to clothes even as a kid. So grateful to be able to share these with you guys'





Beaming: The budding star beamed for the camera in the snapshots



Passion for fashion: Captioning the shots, Rita wrote, ‘Guess I’ve always sort of been addicted to clothes even as a kid. So grateful to be able to share these with you guys’





Pure joy: The Girls singer looked happy in the images, which showed her at various ages as a youngster as she posed with her dad Besnik and 32-year-old sister Elena


Pure joy: The Girls singer looked happy in the images, which showed her at various ages as a youngster as she posed with her dad Besnik and 32-year-old sister Elena






Time flies: Writing about the pictures, Rita said on Instagram, 'Life goes by so fast so live your BEST LIVES even in these times try and find joy even from something like a photograph ❤️'





Stylish: Her love for designer clothes appeared to have started creeping through from an early age



Time flies: Writing about the pictures, Rita said on Instagram, ‘Life goes by so fast so live your BEST LIVES even in these times try and find joy even from something like a photograph ❤️’





Lockdown: Rita has been celebrating her birthday as best she can as lockdown nears its end


Lockdown: Rita has been celebrating her birthday as best she can as lockdown nears its end



The singer took to Instagram to share the impressive clip, which included appearances by Mariah Carey, Naomi Campbell, Mick Jagger, Michael Caine, Lionel Richie, and Vjosa Osmani, the acting president of Kosovo – to name a few. 


In the video, a glamorous Rita was surprised by her parents, Besnik and Vera, who started off the proceedings by sharing snapshots of the star as a young girl as she celebrated various past birthdays.


They then upped the ante as one celebrity after another popped up onscreen from their various locations to sprinkle some stardust over her celebrations.


With Stevie Wonder’s timeless classic Happy Birthday playing in the background, such celebrities as Cameron Diaz, Chelsea Handler, Idris Elba, Paris Hilton, Davina McCall, Liam Payne, Sam Smith, and Jonathan Ross also greeted the star.




Friends in high places: Rita also shared footage of herself watching a video of 30th birthday greetings from a host of stars on Saturday


Friends in high places: Rita also shared footage of herself watching a video of 30th birthday greetings from a host of stars on Saturday





Glamour: A glamorous Mariah Carey was one of the first stars to pop up onscreen in the video


Glamour: A glamorous Mariah Carey was one of the first stars to pop up onscreen in the video






Rock legend: Sir Mick Jagger also appeared in the clip





Screen legend: Sir Michael Caine wished the star a happy birthday



British legends: (L-R) Sirs Mick Jagger and Michael Caine also made appearances in the clip





Stunner: Supermodel Naomi Campbell looked sensational as she wished Rita a happy birthday


Stunner: Supermodel Naomi Campbell looked sensational as she wished Rita a happy birthday






Greetings from Hollywood: Cameron Diaz greeted Rita from Los Angeles





From Paris, with love: Paris Hilton also appeared in the celebratory video



Greetings from Hollywood: (L-R) Cameron Diaz and Paris Hilton greeted Rita from Los Angeles





Oh, what a feeling! Acclaimed veteran musician Lionel Richie also shared his best wishes


Oh, what a feeling! Acclaimed veteran musician Lionel Richie also shared his best wishes



The video, which ended with footage of Rita performing at past concerts, also included birthday greetings from a number of the star’s non-celebrity pals. 


After watching the clip with her parents, the birthday girl said: ‘That is a wicked video! Wow. Thank you so much to everyone who did that video. You guys have made me the happiest girl in the world. Thank you so much.’


Despite the limitations of lockdown, Rita still spent the day in a typically fabulous fashion, as she ‘dressed up and ate cake’ in a room filled with balloons and flowers.


The Kosovo-born singer, who sadly missed out on a lavish party due to the current restrictions, shared a series of snaps on her Instagram page from the day.




Heartthrob: Idris Elba was joined by his wife Sabrina as he got playful with his birthday wishes


Heartthrob: Idris Elba was joined by his wife Sabrina as he got playful with his birthday wishes






Pal: Cara Delevingne also joined in on the action





Model behaviour: Winnie Harlow looked stunning in her brief clip



Model behaviour: (L-R) Cara Delevingne and Winnie Harlow looked stunning in their brief clips





Happy 21st! Liam Payne surely raised a few laughs as he wishes Rita a 'happy 21st birthday'


Happy 21st! Liam Payne surely raised a few laughs as he wishes Rita a ‘happy 21st birthday’





Parents: In the video, a glamorous Rita was surprised by her parents, Besnik and Vera Sahatçiu


Parents: In the video, a glamorous Rita was surprised by her parents, Besnik and Vera Sahatçiu






Hitting the right note: Fellow singer Sam Smith supported the star







Sealed with a kiss: Ellie Goulding blew a kiss at the camera



Hitting the right note: Fellow singers (L-R) Sam Smith and Ellie Goulding supported the star





Love: With a glass in hand, she watched adoringly as she one loved one after another appeared


Love: With a glass in hand, she watched adoringly as she one loved one after another appeared



Rita looked nothing short of sensational in a deeply plunging metallic silver blouse which highlighted her more than ample assets.


The pop star joked that she was wearing a pair of black PVC trousers that she was unable to breath in, as well as a pair of towering black lace-up boots.


She adorned her décolletage with a selection of chunky silver chain necklaces, while she also heavily accessorised with bracelets and costume rings.


The room Rita was pictured in was heavily decorated with gold and leopard print balloons, while it was also full to the brim with flowers from her loved ones. 




Let them eat cake! The singer, who sadly missed out on a lavish party due to the current restrictions, shared a series of snaps on her Instagram page from the day


Let them eat cake! The singer, who sadly missed out on a lavish party due to the current restrictions, shared a series of snaps on her Instagram page from the day





Glitz and glam: Rita looked nothing short of sensational in a deeply plunging metallic silver blouse which highlighted her more than ample assets


Glitz and glam: Rita looked nothing short of sensational in a deeply plunging metallic silver blouse which highlighted her more than ample assets





Solo party: The pop star joked that she was wearing a pair of black PVC trousers that she was unable to breath in, as well as a pair of towering black lace-up boots


Solo party: The pop star joked that she was wearing a pair of black PVC trousers that she was unable to breath in, as well as a pair of towering black lace-up boots



Rita was seen tucking into a creamy two-tier cake with the words ‘happy birthday Rita’ iced onto the front of the cake in pink lettering. 


The media personality also appeared to have been gifted some flowers from Dior, judging by a bow which decorated the bouquet.


Rita captioned the gallery of snaps: ‘Me and cake and some trousers I couldn’t breathe in. Thank you for all the love it felt weird not doing anything for my bday so being me I dressed up and ate cake…


‘Also clock the hairspray on the table lol anyway thank you for everyone who showed me endless love on my born day I’m forever grateful you all know who you are.




So extra! The pop star joked that she was wearing a pair of black PVC trousers that she was unable to breath in, as well as a pair of towering black lace-up boots


So extra! The pop star joked that she was wearing a pair of black PVC trousers that she was unable to breath in, as well as a pair of towering black lace-up boots






Delish! Rita was seen tucking into a creamy two-tier cake with the words 'happy birthday Rita' iced onto the front of the cake in pink lettering





Designer swag: The media personality also appeared to have been gifted some flowers from Dior, judging by a bow which decorated the bouquet



Delish! Rita was seen tucking into a creamy two-tier cake with the words ‘happy birthday Rita’ iced onto the front of the cake in pink lettering





Stunning: The room Rita was pictured in was heavily decorated with gold and leopard print balloons, while it was also full to the brim with flowers from her loved ones.


Stunning: The room Rita was pictured in was heavily decorated with gold and leopard print balloons, while it was also full to the brim with flowers from her loved ones.



‘Today I’m going to finish the rest of my cake for breakfast lunch and dinner. Byeeeeeeeeee.’


Rita later shared a video of herself from the same day chatting to the camera, with the sound switched off so that what she was saying was inaudible.


She captioned the clip: ‘I wanna post this, I can’t tell you what I’m saying but I look cute.’


Rita shared all her birthday tributes on her Instagram Stories from celeb pals Poppy Delevingne, Vas J Morgan and Kate Moss. 




Stylish: She adorned her décolletage with a selection of chunky silver chain necklaces, while she also heavily accessorised with bracelets and costume rings


Stylish: She adorned her décolletage with a selection of chunky silver chain necklaces, while she also heavily accessorised with bracelets and costume rings





Rita captioned the gallery of snaps: 'Me and cake and some trousers I couldn’t breathe in. Thank you for all the love it felt weird not doing anything for my bday so being me I dressed up and ate cake...'


Rita captioned the gallery of snaps: ‘Me and cake and some trousers I couldn’t breathe in. Thank you for all the love it felt weird not doing anything for my bday so being me I dressed up and ate cake…’





Got the giggles! Rita later shared a video of herself from the same day chatting to the camera, with the sound switched off so that what she was saying was inaudible


Got the giggles! Rita later shared a video of herself from the same day chatting to the camera, with the sound switched off so that what she was saying was inaudible