English-Albanian pop star Dua Lipa confirmed her relationship with the Greek-French director Romain Gavras on social media.
The pair were rumored to be dating earlier this year in February. However, the relationship was confirmed when Dua Lipa posted a polaroid picture of the pair on Instagram with a red love emoticon.
This may cause a stir in the world of celebrity gossip as Gavras happens to be the ex-boyfriend of Dua Lipa’s top pop rival, Rita Ora; it is rumored that there is animosity between the two rivals.
Dua Lipa and Romain Gavras
On Tuesday, the pop singer shared a picture on Instagram showing the couple laughing together. The red emoticon was perhaps a not-so-subtle confirmation of what many music fans had suspected for months, that the pair were indeed dating.
Dua Lipa had been single since her split from her boyfriend of two years, model Anwar Hadid, in late 2021, while Gavras split up with Ora in March of that year, after six months of dating.
Lipa has been frequently compared with Ora as they both have parents from Kosovo, attended the same theatre school in London, and were reportedly close friends before they became pop rivals.
Rumors of animosity between the two singers grew further when another of Ora’s ex-boyfriends, Calvin Harris, collaborated with Lipa on her song One Kiss in 2018, says The Mirror.
Dua Lipa in new photos with her boyfriend Romain Gavras. pic.twitter.com/5IGhVsxLHV
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Who is Romain Gavras?
Paris-born Romain Gavras is the youngest son of French journalist and film producer Michèle Ray-Gavras and Greek-French film director Costa Gavras. His siblings, Julie and Alexandre Gavras, are also filmmakers.
Gavras is best known for his work on music videos. In 2012, he produced the music video for M.I.A.’s “Bad Girl,” which went on to accumulate more than 130 million views. As a result of his outstanding work, he received several prestigious awards, including the MTV Video Music Award for “Best Music Video” and the UK Music Video Awards for “Best Director,” “Best Music Video of the Year,” and “Best Pop Music Video.”
That same year, Gavras directed Jay-Z and Kanye West’s “No Church in The Wild”, which received popular praise worldwide. Later, in 2016, he won a Golden Lion for the music video “Gosh” for Jamie XX at the Cannes Lions Festival.
Following his debut feature film “Our Day Will Come” (2010), which starred renowned French actor Vincent Cassel, Romain went on to direct “The World Is Yours” (2018) featuring an impressive cast including Isabelle Adjani, Vincent Cassel, Karim Leklou, and François Damiens. The movie premiered at the 2018 Cannes Directors’ Fortnight and received multiple César nominations.
Romain’s latest film, “Athena”, which takes the viewer on an odyssey through the ghettos of France, premiered on Netflix in October 2022.