Rita Ora Talks Calvin Harris Split in Sexy Cosmopolitan Cover Story: “Right Guy at the Wrong Time”

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Rita Ora is in the December issue of Cosmopolitan. Matthias Vriens-McGrath/Cosmopolitan

Rita Ora may have said R.I.P. to her relationship with Calvin Harris, but the singer does not harbor any ill will toward her ex.

“It was the right guy at the wrong time,” Ora, 23, said of the 30-year-old DJ in a new cover interview for the December issue of Cosmopolitan. “I was about to start a tour, and he was also all over the place.”

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Ora, who teamed up with Harris for her March single “I Will Never Let You Down,” started dating the Scottish producer and performer in May 2013. Harris confirmed the couple’s split this past June, tweeting, “To address speculation—myself and Rita ended our relationship some time ago. She is a beautiful, talented woman & I wish her all the best.”

Though there was some ensuing tension between the two surrounding the 2014 Teen Choice Awards, Ora now says that distance was to blame for the relationship’s failure. At the time, the two engaged in a public spat over the awards show, after Ora told Ryan Seacrest that Harris was keeping her from performing. Harris shot back soon after, tweeting that fans “only know 1 side of the story” and that he had “a damn good reason” for choosing not to take the stage with his ex-girlfriend. 

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“There’s only so much you can do when you don’t see each other,” said the singer, who previously dated Rob Kardashian and Bruno Mars, and was linked to Jonah Hill. “I really admire people who have long-distance relationships. It’s an incredible achievement. I couldn’t do it.”

Now rumored to be dating Tommy Hilfiger’s rapper son Ricky Hil, Ora looks gorgeous in the sexy photo shoot for Cosmopolitan. She goes bold on the pink cover, posing with her hands on her hips and wearing a plunging, high-cut embellished white one-piece with a sequined jacket. 

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Inside, she takes a seductive stance in a blue strapless velvet dress. Wearing a power of towering slingback heels, she reaches to cover her backside with the dress, and holds a pair of sunglasses in her mouth with her free hand.

“You have to come to terms with loving your body,” she told the mag. “Stand naked in front of the mirror and say, ‘I’m f–king sexy.’ That’s where it starts.”

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