If your man isn’t helping you capture the perfect photo, is he really your man?
Though there isn’t an Academy Award for Best Boyfriend, Taika Waititi would surely be a contender if there was.
The filmmaker proved to be a supportive partner while walking the blue carpet with girlfriend Rita Ora at last night’s Oscars after-party. There, Ora posed for photos while wearing a sweeping embellished gown from Miss Sohee’s fall 2022 collection—but not before Waititi bent down to adjust her train.
Videos captured at the event show the Jojo Rabbit director gently pulling the end of her train out, then gesturing for the photographers to continue taking her photo.
Waititi has a history of lending a hand to Ora when it comes to red-carpet fashion. At the MTV EMAs 2021 in Budapest, Hungary, the Academy Award–winning screenwriter helpfully pulled out Ora’s train—a frilly black feathered number—for her moment on the carpet.
The couple reportedly began dating in March 2021. “They’ve been a couple since early March but kept things low key,” a source previously told The Sun. “However, all their friends know about the relationship—they’re really into each other.”
Since then, the two have appeared at multiple red-carpet events together in addition to making cameos on each other’s social media pages. This past February, for instance, the singer posted a sweet Valentine’s Day tribute to Waititi on Instagram, including various photos and videos of their evolving relationship throughout the years.
“Us. 4 years ago. To now,” she wrote in the caption. “Thanks for being cool. And entertaining me forevs..Happy Valentine’s Day bestie ❤️.”