RITA Ora gushed about her surprise friendship with Prince Harry as she opened up about falling in love “hard and fast”
The 28-year-old singer, who recently dated actor Andrew Garfield, reflected on her connection with royalty in a candid new interview.
Admitting that she is shocked to be on such friendly terms with Harry, Rita said of the prince: “Every time we see each other, I’m always surprised how much he remembers about the other conversations we’ve had.
“Because he must meet so many people. But he’s a proper laugh, and he listens.”
The star also revealed that “love isn’t her main priority right now” following her split from long-term boyfriend Andrew Watt at the start of this year.
Opening up, Rita continued to Marie Claire: “I love hard and fall really hard, all the time.
“And my fans always say to me on Twitter: ‘Try not to fall hard this time! Try to take it easy!’ and I just laugh because they’re always right.”
The comments come just one day after Rita revealed that she feared for her life during a legal battle with her former record label.
The beauty confessed that she had a “meltdown” in 2016 as her court case with Jay-Z’s Roc Nation left her unable to make an album for five years.
Discussing the toll the stress of the case had on her mental wellbeing, Rita told the Daily Star: “I was going through s***.
“I definitely had a bit of worry and yeah, I was fearful of my life because, this is my life.
“My music is all I know so for me I was definitely scared.
“I don’t know if depressed is the right word but I was definitely scared.”
The pop star previously revealed that she was stretchered off a photo shoot due to exhaustion, also complaining that her film roles, ad deals and gigs are ultimately not as “fulfilling” as recording.
The singer, whose only album at the time, Ora, came out in 2012, went to war with Roc Nation in 2015 – claiming she’d been neglected and demanding to be released from her contract.
They countered with a $2.3m lawsuit saying she hadn’t produced enough albums and the resulting legal wrangling meant she hasn’t been able to make any more.
While former The Voice judge Rita previously described the label split as a “musical detox”, the real story is far less rosy.
Asked how she felt after the court clash, Rita told The Guardian: “I lost a lot of confidence in myself. I thought: ‘What am I going to do?’
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“It felt like the worst thing. But it was the only decision I could make.
“My appreciation and respect for them hasn’t changed at all,” she added, referring to Jay-Z’s label, which has Rihanna and Willow Smith on its roster.
Explaining why she sought to escape Roc Nation, Rita said: “I wanted a change of spirit, I wanted a fresh start.
“They [understood that]! And that’s why it was an easy separation.
“It could have been bad, but it was very respectful. It was one of the easiest separations ever.”
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