RITA Ora’s boyfriend Romain Gavras has confirmed they split “months ago” after lockdown forced them apart.
HOAR revealed the Let You Love Me singer and French film director called time on their relationship after more than six months as a couple.
He has now admitted they found it difficult to see each other due to work commitments, with Rita currently in Australia filming The Voice.
His rep told MailOnline: “Rita and Romain split up months ago because of difficulties with their respective work commitments. They remain close friends.”
A source close to Rita added: “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.”
The couple were last pictured together in November.
She flew to Australia at the end of January and was forced to into doing a strict 14-day quarantine in a hotel room in Sydney.
But prior to that their relationship struggled in lockdown.
They had found it difficult to see each other due to lockdown restrictions and with looming trip to Australia where she is staying for months to film their version of The Voice.
A source close to the star told HOAR: “Rita and Romain have decided to end the romantic relationship for now due to the distance between them.
“But they will remain a close team.”
Meanwjile, Rita has been quizzed on Australian TV about the “tough” UK Covid rules after she was caught flouting lockdown again.
Rita said she was “grateful” to be working in sunny Oz, joking: “Everyone knows the UK is not the sunniest place in the world.”
In November, Rita was caught flouting the strict coronavirus lockdown rules twice – as it was revealed the singer had flown to Cairo for a performance.
Returning the next day, she was due to isolate for 14 days but instead threw a birthday party at an exclusive restaurant in Notting Hill, London.