“R.I.P.” singer Ora opened up in the new issue of Cosmopolitan and admitted that although Harris was the right man for her, it was just the wrong time for the relationship. She added that their busy schedules played a major part in the breakup — she was, understandably, not comfortable with a long-distance relationship.
“It was the right guy at the wrong time,” Ora admitted. “I was about to start a tour, and he was also all over the place. There’s only so much you can do when you don’t see each other”
And despite some cryptic tweets Harris has been posting since the breakup, The Mirror reports there’s no bad blood between the two.
“I really admire people who have long-distance relationships,” Ora continued. “It’s an incredible achievement. I couldn’t do it.”
Ora and Harris first started dating more than a year ago, in May 2013. They split sometime in spring, something Harris confirmed when he took to Twitter in June to say, “To address speculation – myself and Rita ended our relationship some time ago. She is a beautiful, talented woman & I wish her all the best.”
We were left to wonder about the state of their relationship post-breakup, especially after Harris told Ora she couldn’t perform a song he’d produced for her at the Teen Choice Awards. Amid that drama, Harris again tried to clear the air via Twitter, telling his followers that they “only know 1 side of the story,” and that he had “a damn good reason” for keeping Ora from performing.
Both seem to have moved on since then — Harris is now dating model Aarika Wolf, and Ora is dating Tommy Hilfiger’s son, Ricky.