Rita Ora and Travis Barker are dating.
According to Us Weekly, the first sparks flew between the “How We Do” singer and the Blink 182 drummer when they were both at the Power 106 All-Star Basketball Game on September 20 in Los Angeles.
Rita and Travis ended up getting a picture together at the event and Travis said that Rita was beautiful in the picture. Awww.
Looks like the feeling was mutual.
“Rita sought him out and gave him her info,” an insider told Us Weekly. “They have been together every day since.”
For Travis, it isn’t just about Rita’s looks though.
“He’s really into her,” the source continues. “He likes interesting women.” The source also says that a love of music also makes the relationship between Rita Ora and Travis Barker work.
Both musicians have had pretty high-profile relationships in the past.
Barker was once married to former Miss USA, Shanna Moakler from 2004 to 2009. The two share a son and a daughter, Landon, 11, and Alabama, 9. There’s no word yet on what Shanna thinks of Barkers’ new relationship with Rita Ora.
Things have been tense in the past between the ex-spouses. In December of last year Travis Barker and Shanna Moakler were arrested for making criminal threats against each other. As TMZ reports, Moakler said that Barker threatened that he would kill her. Travis said the same of Shanna. They were both thrown into the backs of squad cars and taken to the police station.
According to legal documents obtained by TMZ, the argument started because of a dispute over a reality show Travis wanted to participate in with their kids. Moakler did not want to go along with it and the fight escalated from there. At the time Travis and Shanna both lived in the same house. Shanna filed the documents in an attempt to facilitate a custody change.
Those legal documents state that Travis told Moakler, “If I could, I would put a bullet in your head.” After he said that Shanna says she called the police. But Travis told the cops that she threatened to get her boyfriend to beat him up. According to another article on TMZ, Shanna’s boyfriend was in the biker gang, the Hell’s Angels. Sources close to her claimed that she was afraid Travis would use that info against her to get custody of their kids.
In less controversial news, Travis has previously been romantically connected to UFC ring girl Arianny Celeste.
Rita has also been in some relationship drama too. Rita Ora and A$AP Rocky reportedly had a fling while he was in a relationship. Based on some lyrics on a song on A$AP’s new album, it looks like things didn’t end well.
Here’s what he had to say about Ora in a song called “Better Things.”
“I swear that b***h Rita Ora got a big mouth/ Next time I see her might curse the b***h out/ Kicked the b***h out once cause she b****ed out/ Spit my kids out, j****d up all in her mouth and made the b***h bounce.”
As you can imagine, the lyrics triggered a wave of backlash against Rocky and he initially “defended” the casual misogyny in the song.
“I just want to clarify, this isn’t me saying, people don’t go listen to Rita Ora, or she’s an ugly person or nothing. I’m not saying she’s a terrible person.” he said in an interview, The Mirror reports. “I’m just saying that when I was in a relationship and I did things with her that I wasn’t supposed to do, she had a big mouth.”
But later A$AP admitted that the lyrics of the song were “tasteless” in an interview with The Guardian.
“The Rita thing was tasteless of me. [But] I’ve got to stand by it, because I did it. I said it,” he said.
The Rita Ora and A$AP Rocky fling may have been short-lived, but perhaps Ora’s relationship with Travis Barker will last a little longer. Only time will tell.
[Photo of Rita Ora by Tiziana Fabi/Getty Images]
[Photo of Travis Barker by Chelsea Lauren/Getty Images]