James Arthur pals again with Rita Ora after ‘amazing’ sex claims
JAMES ARTHUR has managed to rebuild bridges with Rita Ora — after publicly lifting the lid on their former fling.
In an exclusive interview with Guilty Pleasures, the singer told us their friendship is back on track following candid revelations in his autobiography Back To The Boy.
‘The Rita thing got a bit sensationalised,’ said James, who hit the headlines for detailing ‘amazing nights’ with Rita. ‘We’ve always had an up-and-down relationship — quite well-documented — so I don’t think [the book] helped. But we’re good, we’re okay.’
But he dismissed the idea of rekindling the romance as, er, Impossible: ‘We’re not ever going to get back together.’
Not that the 2012 X Factor champ, 29, still has the hots for Reets — he is dating dancer Jessica Grist and admits he could be a better boyfriend.
‘She’s my best friend,’ he said. ‘She’s been there through thick and thin, I put her through absolute hell. I notoriously struggle with love.’
Back with new single Naked, out now, James admits the track dives into his love life. ‘It’s about being emotionally vulnerable,’ he added. ‘I’ve had to focus on myself over the years, my career and my personal relationships have suffered.’
But his upcoming third album won’t be filled with tearjerkers. ‘If you come to my show, we do hip hop, gospel, r’n’b, grunge,’ said James. ‘It’s what I pride myself on, lots of genres.’
Author: Andrei Harmsworth