New Book Details Rita Ora’s Relationship With an Adult -- When She Was 14

Rita Ora sexual reltionshipSometimes reflecting on the past can lead to some interesting revelations. A new biography, Hot Right Now, reveals that, at the age of 14, pop singer Rita Ora had a relationship with a 26-year-old man. While she doesn't regret it, the beauty has said some things that might make the parent of a teen daughter cringe. 

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Ora, 24, was a student at the Sylvia Young Theatre School in London when she became involved with the unidentified older man. At the time, she was flattered by the attention and since she didn't have a frame of reference, she didn't see anything wrong with it. The forthcoming book reports her saying:

...you have to remember I hadn't had a relationship before then at all. I was very new to the whole world of a man and a female.

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Ora had said she felt confident and "sexy" as a result of the attention. But for moms of tween and teens, her suitor's intentions seem more predatory than they probably appeared to Ora at the time.  

At that age, Ora was still a child, one who needed protection from someone nearly twice her age who it sounds like was able to take advantage of her youth and naivety. 

Ora has been outspoken about other parts of her tumultuous childhood. Her family, including her parents and older sister, escaped from Kosovo before war tore the country apart. The actress and fashion designer credits her parents with saving the family and working as hard as possible to establish a new life in England. 

Ora, who has previously dated Calvin Harris and has been rumored to be hanging out with Blink 182 frontman Travis Barker, said in a 2013 interview that she was "more mature" than your average 14-year-old. When the interviewer said that her sexual relationship at the time could be considered abuse, Ora asked, "It’s child abuse, really, isn’t it?"... but then later said, "I don’t want to say that I suffered it, because I wanted it. I don’t want to say that I was forced to do it."

While she may not feel victimized, plenty of parents would have a hard time accepting this as a healthy start to the world of dating for such a young woman. 

 

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