Award-winning pop star Rita Ora has tried to quell rumours of an affair with UFC lightweight champion Conor McGregor after a photo she posted last weekend with the mixed martial arts star titled “date night” went viral on social media.
The twenty-seven-year-old British pop sensation has now tried to calm the social media whirlwind by uploading images of her new boyfriend to Instagram.
This is not the first time Ora has been accused of stepping in on another woman’s partner. She was first rumoured to have had a fling with acclaimed rapper Jay-Z after his partner Beyonce released her album “Lemonade”, which featured the song “Sorry that referred to a certain “Becky with the good hair.”
Many believed Ora to be “Becky”, but she staunchly denied the claims. “I never usually address tabloid gossip but, let me be clear, these rumours are false,” said Ora, at the time. “I have nothing but the utmost respect for Beyonce. Let’s continue enjoying Lemonade.”
Both Ora and McGregor share a love for the finer things in life, so it’s not surprising that the two would cross paths at the British Fashion Awards event over the weekend. McGregor has often flaunted his newfound wealth, purchasing designer suits embroidered with “F*ck you” for his boxing super fight with Floyd “Money” Mayweather, wearing mink coats shirtless to press events and driving around in sports cars.
Ora’s images posted to Instagram and Twitter saw her being bombarded by fans of “The Notorious”, who labelled her as a “home wrecker” and implored her to think of her partner, as well as the popular UFC star’s family.
McGregor’s training partner Artem “The Russian Hammer” Lobov even chimed in with a now-deleted tweet saying “Sorry Rita, burgers are nice but not when a man has steak at home.”
Ora later uploaded an image of her with her *actual* boyfriend, Andrew Watt on Wednesday night, as well as adding an image of her accompanied by Donatella Versace, captioned as “Last night with my real date”.
Check out the shots below and let us know what you think of this weird, weird social media storm!