Wait, what?! Rita Ora JUST gave an interview saying she would never date Zayn Malik…yet the two were photographed grabbing dinner together on Sept. 9? Hmmmm, perhaps Rita is having second thoughts about the relationship she claimed ‘can’t happen.’
Are Rita Ora, 24, and Zayn Malik, 22, actually happening!? The two singers were photographed on a dinner date, and although the “Body On Me” singer just revealed they’re not dating, we have to wonder what’s going on here! Maybe she’s rethinking things?
Although Rita and Zayn avoided any close contact as they arrived at Koi Restaurant in West Hollywood on Sept. 9 — they were never even photographed in the same frame! — but that doesn’t mean we’re completely ruling out the possibility of anything romantic between these two.
However, the 24-year-old just gave an interview on Sept. 6, in which she discussed the possibility of a relationship with Zayn, and things got a little awkward. While playing a game with Capital FM, Rita got totally silent when her fellow Brit’s name was mentioned, and even when she found the words to say, it was hard for her to evaluate her thoughts!
“Zayn, he’s gorgeous, but I just…” she began, before going quiet again. “That can’t happen. We’re on the same management team — too close to home for that. But, no, he’s great.” We totally understand what Rita’s saying — with her and Zayn working in such close quarters, a relationship might complicate things. But wouldn’t they totally make a cute couple?! Maybe last night’s dinner date changed her thoughts on this…you never know!
Interestingly, Rita has recently been linked to Chris Brown, too, recently, especially after they delivered a super sexy performance of their duet “Body On Me” — which you can buy here — earlier this week. But, as HollywoodLife.com previously reported, these two really are just friends.
“They may have looked close together and set tongues wagging with their sexually charged performance, but they’re jet really good friends,” an insider told HollywoodLife.com EXCLUSIVELY. “Both thought they’d create some excitement on stage by getting a little heated to stir up a bit of drama. She loves Chris, has known him for a few years and thinks he’s one of the best performers around. But she would never date him because he’s a little too much drama for him.”
Well, HollywoodLifers, what do you think — would Rita and Zayn make a good couple? Do you think they’ll actually get together?
— Alyssa Norwin