Rita Ora is joined by bikini-clad Maya Henry as she tops up her tan
Rita Ora is joined by Maya Henry, dressed in bikini, as she tops up her tan in a blue patterned two-piece during a poolside performance after a stellar performance at the Cartier show in Madrid
Rita Ora was in good company as she settled in Madrid on Tuesday, shortly after flying to the Spanish capital to perform on behalf of the extravagant jewelry brand Cartier.
The British singer, 31, was joined by ever-present boyfriend Taika Waititi and American model Maya Henry, who appears to have bounced back after her abrupt divorce from One Direction star Liam Payne.
Rita’s close friend Vas J Morgan also made an appearance as the group took advantage of rising Mediterranean temperatures the morning after its last live performance.
Don’t mind me: Rita Ora stood out in a blue and white thong bikini Tuesday morning while relaxing in Madrid
In good company: The British singer was joined by American model Maya Henry as she relaxed by the hotel pool
The singer looked sleek and well-groomed as she leaned on a sun lounger close to their outdoor pool during a short stay in Madrid, ostensibly to make a series of public appearances.
Joining Rita, Texan model Maya, 21, was an equally captivating sight thanks to her green thong bikini as she settled down for a day of rest and relaxation in the Spanish city.
Apparently cheerful, she greeted the onlookers with a reserved smile as she leaned next to Rita, her eyes shielded by heavily tinted sunglasses.
The good life: Rita settled into a lounger as she made the most of her free time in Madrid after performing at a recent Cartier show in the city
That’s enough: Rita was seen sipping morning tea while relaxing poolside with friends including Vas J Morgan and boyfriend Taika Waititi
There it is: Taika wore a patterned blue bermuda and cap for his latest outing with the singer
New Zealand-born director Taika occupied a recliner next to his girlfriend, and the tattooed filmmaker stood out in a blue cap and patterned Bermuda shorts as he soaked up the sun.
Despite the soaring temperatures, Rita opted for a quintessentially British cup of tea from the staff as she started her day in the grounds of their opulent five-star hotel.
Close friend Maya, who was known to be single after her breakup with Liam, was later covered up by donning a white terry cloth robe before dragging her inside.
Take it easy: Rita chatted with boyfriend Taika, who kept cool under his hat on another scorching day in Madrid
Back we go: Maya (L) and Rita (R) stood out on Tuesday in their signature swimwear while updating their tan
Through the hatch: Rita started her day with a cup of tea after the hotel staff brought a pot of tea and several other refreshments
That’s Better: Maya donned a white robe while relaxing by the pool with Rita, showing off her incredible figure
Cheerful: Shirtless Taika seemed typically upbeat during his last performance with Rita
Earlier this week, reports emerged that the British singer and Taika were engaged and were planning an impending peaceful ceremony abroad before celebrating with their fellow A-listers at a huge London bash later this year.
It’s clear that Rita, who is working on several films and The Voice Australia, and Taika, who is planning a series of films, hope to tie the knot once their work commitments are completed.
A friend told The Sun: “This isn’t about them doing something flashy and crowing about it beforehand. The point is that they are in love and decide that the time is right to formalize their relationship. They couldn’t be happier.
Friends: The group chatted while they topped up their tan during a welcome day off
Hard to miss: Rita’s patterned bikini turned her attention during a short break in the Spanish capital
“They didn’t do a whole, ‘Will you marry me?’ thing and an Instagram post. There is no ring or large build-up. They came closer and closer and finally said to each other almost simultaneously, “I want to marry you.”
The friend added that there are “a few details to iron out” but that the marriage is “coming soon”.
The couple started dating in March 2021 and just five months later in August, the couple were reportedly already talking about marriage.
Taika was previously married to film producer Chelsea Winstanley, but the couple is believed to have quietly split up in 2018.
The couple share two daughters: Te Hinekahu, ten, and Matewa Kiritapu, six.