Rita Ora’s boyfriend Romain Gavras has confirmed that he has split from the singer after lockdown forced them apart.
The British singer and French film director Romain Gavras called time on their relationship after more than six months as a couple after they had found it difficult to see each other due to lockdown restrictions.
A spokeswoman for Romain, 39, confirmed to MailOnline the relationship has been over for ‘months’, saying: ‘Rita and Romain split up months ago because of difficulties with their respective work commitments. They remain close friends.’
Rita and Romain went their separate ways weeks after her Covid rule-breaking 30th birthday party at a Notting Hill restaurant on November 21.
The French director, who is based in London, began dating Rita following her split from songwriter boyfriend Andrew Watt in 2019.
Another source close to Rita told MailOnline: ‘Rita and Romain tried to make it work but they both agreed it wasn’t meant to be. ‘They remain close but it was simply impossible to maintain a relationship where they barely saw each other.
‘And given both their busy schedules for 2021, the writing was very much on the wall towards the end of last year.’