Hollywood Degeneracy Personified (Or Just Another Taika Waititi Troll)?


Three’s company for filmmaker Taika Waititi, singer Rita Ora and actor Tessa Thompson. The three were photographed cuddling in Sydney this past Sunday morning after an all-night party at the “Thor: Love & Thunder” director’s house, according to the Daily Mail.



Waititi can be seen kissing Ora and Thompson, Ora kissing Thompson, and then all three of them getting cozy at the same time in paparazzi pictures. The slightly blurry images caused a buzz on Twitter, surprising many and causing others to suspect it was just a troll for attention.



Waititi and Ora sparked dating rumors in April when the singer of “Let You Love Me” shared an Instagram slideshow with a photo of the two embracing.



Some could say that the photographs suggest that the three could be in a more-than-platonic situationship,  but it seems likely that neither Waititi, Thompson, or Ora will comment. Thompson is by and large tight-lipped about her personal life, but the actor has been romantically linked in the past to singer Janelle Monae, and stated in 2018 that she is attracted to both men and women, as Page Six noted in their coverage of the possible Thompson-Waititi-Ora triad. 


If a non-monogamous or polyamorous arrangement between the three is indeed the case, it’s an even more recent development for a fairly new relationship between Ora and Waititi, which both announced in April. The acknowledgment itself was a surprising move from Waititi, who has rarely commented on his dating life — so much so that it took nearly two years for the public to piece together in 2020 that he had split with his first wife, director and producer Chelsea Winstanley, in 2018.



Waititi is in Australia filming “Thor: Love and Thunder,” where Thompson will be reprising her role as Valkyrie from previous Marvel films.


In a 2017 tweet, Thompson claimed that Valkyrie was bisexual. The actor told Rolling Stone that in a deleted scene in “Thor: Ragnarok,” also directed by Waititi, a woman could be seen leaving Valkyrie’s bedroom.

Meghan Murphy

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