Rita Ora is a bride twice-over.
The 32-year-old singer dropped the music video for her newest single, “You Only Love Me,” on Friday — and art is certainly imitating life.
Indeed, the music video for her new song has a bridal theme, with Ora dressed in a vintage 1987 Yves Saint Laurent wedding gown as she prepares for her big day.
And it turns out she was a real-life bride last year as the star finally confirmed on a British radio show Friday morning that she married filmmaker Taiki Waititi, 47.
Appearing on “Heart Radio Breakfast” today, Ora said, “Yes [I am married]. I am officially off the market people. I chose to keep it more private and keep it to myself more but with my new video I am playing on what could have been.”The clever YSL dress has an attached bubble veil. Erik Melvin
Featuring an attached bubble-like veil that extends over the wearer like a birdcage and extends to the arms, the strapless frock falls in soft pleats and has a slight high-low hem.
Ora’s stylist, Tom Eerebout, shared a glimpse of the pop singer in her bridal look on his Instagram account along with a photo of the original blue style with a black veil that “inspired” him “for years.”The pop star was surrounded by rainbow-hued bridesmaids in the video.Rita Ora/YouTube
According to the celeb stylist, Cherie Balch of Shrimpton Couture was responsible for tracking down “an ivory version” of the 1980s frock for the video.
“Tom contacted me to see if I had anything fabulous for the wedding scene, as he had not yet found the right look for what he wanted,” the vintage dealer told British Vogue. “As soon as I saw his references I knew immediately that I actually had that exact dress he was after.”
Balch added the piece had been hanging out in her “archives for quite some time, waiting for its moment” and that she thought “Yves would have loved to have seen it worn so beautifully.”
As for her actual wedding day, Ora — who stepped out in a completely sheer lace dress earlier this month — didn’t mention what she wore but spoke about how real life inspired her new video.
“When the rumors came out ‘Is she, isn’t she?’ I wanted to play on it,” she said, referring to the news last year that she might have married Waititi. “I wanted to do a wedding that didn’t go to plan… that’s not to say that is actually what happened.”The “Poison” singer looked angelic in her bridal outfit.Erik Melvin
Although the wedding in her video might not have been ideal, Ora said the real deal “was nice and perfect.”
“It is nice to keep some things just to myself sometimes,” she said. “It was nice and sweet … Sorry it’s not that interesting. One day I will throw a big party.”
One can only imagine what the singer will wear for the big occasion.The now-married couple has been together since 2021. Dave J Hogan/Getty Images for MT