Rita Ora FINALLY confirms romance with Andrew Watt in loved-up post... after being branded 'disrespectful’ and a 'w***e' over cosy ‘date night’ snap with Conor McGregor
She was the target of a venomous attack on Tuesday, as EuroMillions winner Jane Park branded her a 'w***e' for posing with Conor McGregeor at the Fashion Awards.
But Rita Ora fanned away the flames of controversy later that evening, when she quietly became 'Instagram official' with musician Andrew Watt, who has been rumoured to be her boyfriend for more than a year.
The 27-year-old singer took to the photo-sharing app to upload a black-and-white snapshot of herself posing with a hand on the rocker's arm at Monday night's glitzy event London, alongside the caption: 'Last night,' flanked by a pair of love hearts.
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Official! Rita Ora made her romance with Andrew Watt 'Instagram official' on Tuesday night, when she posted a snapshot of them together at Monday's Fashion Awards in London
Despite the pair having been spotted enjoying a romantic getaway to Rome in October of last year, Rita has stayed mum about their relationship and had notably kept him away from her social media accounts until Tuesday night.
And a source tells MailOnline that it is all a part of her efforts to keep her romance under wraps, explaining: 'Rita has kept her relationship with him very private and out of the spotlight... This is the first time she has posted anything about him.'?
Her low-key Instagram revelation came hours after?Jane Park - who found fame after scooping ￡1million on a EuroMillions lucky dip ticket - hit out after Rita was seen cosying up to the UFC-fighter-turned-boxer in a snap she captioned 'date night'.
Romantic getaway: The pair enjoyed a romantic trip to Rome in October of last year, but Rita had never publicly spoken about her relationship with the rocker
Stylishly in sync: On Tuesday night, they were spotted wearing patterned ensembles as they made their way out of London hot-spot Chiltern Firehouse together
Conor, 29, has been with partner Dee Devlin for over nine years and the couple welcomed their first child together,?Conor Jack McGregor Jr., in May.
Along with a furious response from followers of both Rita and Conor online, Jane Park chipped in with an attack on the singer.
She tweeted: 'Rita ora is... doing something to stay relevant, just worded it different to cause a uproar. Actual w***e a hope dee gives her a round kick knock out.'
A spokesman for Rita has insisted the 'date night' term was in reference to the night as a whole.
Party: Rita and Conor also appeared to enjoy their evening together at the Fashion Awards
Post: Pop star Rita later posted this tweet online with the provocative caption, 'Date Night'
Uploads: The star looked keen to add snaps of her and the fighter ro her social media account
The spokesman said: 'Date night is a figure of speech, Rita also posted selfies with Donatella Versace as her real date and one with Jourdan Dunn as her date.'
But that has not stopped others criticising both her and Irishman Conor online.
One follower wrote to Conor: 'You've got a fine Irish steak at home mate. No need to ruin it with a McDonald's,' one fan tweeted.
Another aimed at Rita: 'Date night with a married man?' while one added: 'That’s lovely for his partner and mother of his child, have a bit of respect maybe?'
Celebrities: The pair took snapshots with a series of other celebrities who attended the bash
Love of his life: Conor has long credited Dee - the mother of his son Conor Jack McGregor Jr. - with helping him on his road to success
Critic: Jane Park found fame when she became one of the UK's youngest lottery winners
Problems: She has since appeared on TV discussing the problems of wealth at a young age
Singer Rita has been linked to a host of celebrities since becoming famous, including Rob Kardashian, Calvin Harris, Tommy Hilfiger's son Ricky Hil and James Arthur, who recently gushed about their sex life in his new book.
Jane Park, 22, was so young when she won in 2013 they had to put Irn Bru in her champagne flute for the press photo shoot after the win.
Earlier this year she had threatened to sue Camelot for letting her win the jackpot, saying no one as young as she had been should have won. But she later dropped her threats of legal action.
She has also claimed she sometimes wishes she had never won the huge prize, but said she wouldn't give the money away.
Jet-setter: On Wednesday, Rita Ora took to Instagram to share a shot of herself disembarking a jet as she arrived in Miami
Strike a pose: She posed on the steps of the airplane as a photographer took snapshots of her
Golden girl: The 27-year-old singer stepped out in style, wearing a glamorous golden suit
Busy schedule: The star's schedule often sees her jetting between both side of the Atlantic?
It's Hot Right Now! She shared a selfie, which included an indication of the balmy temperature, as she left the wintry chill of London behind
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