Rita Ora Reveals She Dated Bruno Mars: "We Were So Happy"

17 August 2012, 09:28 | Updated: 17 August 2012, 10:03

The 'Party & BS' star has said she and the 'Lazy Song' singer used to be in a relationship.

Rita Ora has reportedly revealed she used to date US singer Bruno Mars before the two became famous in the pop industry.

The 'R.I.P.' star let slip in a recent interview that she worked with the 'Grenade' songwriter in the studio after being signed by Roc Nation, and says the couple were "so happy" before eventually splitting because of work commitments.

"We met in 2009. I was 18 and starting out at Roc Nation," Rita revealed to German magazine Bravo this week, according to The Sun. "Bruno was unknown back then too.

"He was a struggling songwriter hired to write songs for me," the 21 year-old explained. "I thought, 'Wow, that's just the world's greatest guy!'"

"It was love at first sight, such a great experience," the 'Party & BS (How We Do)' star went on to say. "Our time together was wonderful, but once we got famous, work got in the way.

She added: "We ended it last year. But we remained close. And when we were together we were so happy."

View a picture of Rita Ora and Bruno Mars below:

Bruno Mars and Rita Ora

'Just The Way You Are' singer Bruno is currently working hard on the follow-up to his debut album Doo-Wops & Hooligans', and recently confirmed he is already halfway through recording his next album.

A PR representative for Rita Ora has declined to comment on the reports of her relationship with Bruno Mars, saying they don't comment on their artist's private lives.