Rita Ora ‘heartbroken’ as dad issues stern words after flouting Covid rules

Rita Ora has faced a telling off from both her parents following her recent 30th birthday.

The singer came under fire after it was revealed that despite the country being in the midst of a nationwide lockdown, she had hired out a swanky London restaurant and held a party to celebrate her birthday.

Just days after her party news emerged, it came to light that Rita also failed to self-isolate following a trip to Egypt where she performed at a private event.

Now, reports suggest that her parents mum Vera and dad Besnik have had stern words with her.

Pictures of Rita and her dad walking through the streets of London, both wearing face coverings have now come to light.

Speaking to The Sun, a source said: "Her parents have been the latest to step in and have words with her.

"Her mum Vera visited her on Sunday to give her a real ticking off. And then Rita's dad Besnik took her out for a long walk to discuss what had happened."

The insider went on to add that Rita is aware of her mistakes adding that she is "heartbroken that she's caused so much pain and disappointment to her fans — let alone her family.

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"She is incredibly close to Vera and Besnik and has taken their advice on board."

Rita recently faced fresh criticism after the Mail on Sunday reported that she had failed to self-isolate for fourteen days after performing at the five-star W Hotel in Cairo on November 21.

The publication reported that guests at the event included Abdul Fattah al-Sis, President of Egypt.

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While legislation at the time of her trip stated that she should remain at home for fourteen days, Rita flew home on November 22 and held a party in West London on November 28.

After her trip had been reported, the singer issued a grovelling statement, reading: "I recently flew to Egypt to perform at a corporate event for a private company, where my travel party followed protocol and presented negative Covid tests upon entry, as required by Egyptian authorities.

"Upon my return to Britain, I should have followed Government advice and isolated myself for the required period.

"As you know, I didn’t follow Government advice and I apologise again, unreservedly."

She added: "While I realise the apologetic words of a pop star might not carry much weight, especially one who has broken the rules like I have, I do realise some might seek to follow my example.

"My message to them is simple: please don't. The guilt and shame I've carried this week for my mistake aren't worth it."

Her apology went on to say: "Instead, continue to listen to the Government advice and the voices of the heroes of the NHS and take the required precautions.

"I hope to one day make it up to the public who have given me so much support over the years and, in particular, make it up to the heroes of the NHS.

"In the meantime, I will be donating my fee from Egypt to charity. Be better than I have been and learn from my mistakes so you don't have to learn the hard way yourselves."

Daily Star has approached Rita's spokesperson for comment.

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