The 23-year-old British singer-actress has opened up about her split from the 30-year-old Scottish DJ and record producer in a new cover interview for the December issue of Cosmopolitan.
"It was the right guy at the wrong time," the "Fifty Shades Of Grey" actress said of Harris. "I was about to start a tour, and he was also all over the place. There's only so much you can do when you don't see each other."
While some fans might have assumed that the two had a bitter breakup, due to the fact that Harris prevented Ora from performing her hit "I Will Never Let You Down" at the Teen Choice Awards in August, the "R.I.P." singer only stated that distance is the reason why they ended their relationship.
"I really admire people who have long-distance relationships," she told the women's magazine. "It's an incredible achievement. I couldn't do it."
Ora stopped by "On Air With Ryan Seacrest" a day after the Teen Choice Awards and explained why Harris had the right to stop her from performing the song. "For anybody who doesn't understand how it works, he wrote and produced the song," the "How We Do" singer explained. "So he has to approve anything TV-wise for anybody who doesn't get it. And obviously he owns the rights to it and he didn't approve the Teen Choice Awards."
Harris took to Twitter to address the issue, writing, "You'll only know 1 side of the story RE Teen choice awards because I choose not to talk to the papers about every aspect of my personal life. But just know I had a damn good reason."
Ora started dating Harris in May 2013, according to MTV UK. The two broke up in June this year, with Harris confirming their split via Twitter."To address speculation - myself and Rita ended our relationship some time ago. She is a beautiful, talented woman & I wish her all the best," he wrote at the microblogging site at the time.
"As soon as I heard it, I was like, 'This is the fucking song,'" Ora, who sang the song's hook, told Cosmopolitan. "Katy Perry co-wrote it - it felt nice to have all women involved."
In the same cover interview, Ora also shared some of her views about sex. "I'm very proud to say that I think about sex," she said. "It's what everybody thinks about, whether they say it or not. For me, sex is a form of getting to know a person - feeling someone's skin."
Ora also revealed why she is confident with her body. "You have to come to terms with loving your body," she said. "Stand naked in front of the mirror and say, 'I'm fucking sexy.' That's where it starts."
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