Rita Ora is dating David Beckham“s close friend Dave Gardner, according to reports. Dave, a football agent and godfather to Brooklyn Beckham, was spotted cuddling up to the 22-year-old songstress as they watched Muse perform for the O2 and War Child Brit Awards concert on Monday.
“They were whispering into each other’s ear and holding hands,” a source was quoted as saying.
“They looked very sweet together and were really flirty. At one point Dave squeezed her bum and gave her a kiss on the cheek as they waited at the bar.”
After the gig, the couple joined a star-studded crowd at Café Royal to enjoy the Dazed & Confused party. Model of the moment Cara Delevingne and One Direction heartthrob Harry Styles were also in attendance. The foursome later headed back to Dave”s West London home for a house party.
Rumoured former couple Cara and Harry left separately in the early hours of Tuesday morning while Rita was spotted emerging from the house later that afternoon wearing the same outfit as the night before.
Hot Right Now singer Rita, who previously dated Rob Kardashian, has not confirmed whether they are an item. “I have no time for the opposite sex at the moment,” she said recently. “Strictly none.”
Dave was unlikely to be her date at the Brit Awards on Wednesday night, however, as Rita said she wanted her mum and best friend Cara Delevingne, who she calls her “wifey”, at her side for the prestigious musical extravaganza.
It is not the first time that Dave has been romantically linked to a lady in the spotlight. The 35-year-old was married the multi-millionaress ex-Hollyoaks actress, Davinia Taylor, who he divorced in 2010. Dave has full custody of their son, Grey, 5. David Beckham was best man at their wedding in 2004.
Rita and Dave”s reported romance comes as her ex-boyfriend Rob Kardashian spoke out about gaining 40 pounds since their breakup. Rob wants to turn over a new leaf and confessed that he had not been looking after himself. “I need to focus on me. That”s all I wanna be about,” he said.
On Sunday night”s episode of the Kardashian family”s latest reality TV venture, Kourtney and Kim Take Miami, he admitted that he had been comfort eating to get over his ex.