Bruno Mars & Rita Ora dated! Rita Ora and Bruno Mars Mon-20-Aug-12 09:36 Share this By Jay-Jay FeeneyDid you know that BRUNO MARS and RITA ORA secretly dated before they were famous!?Rita says, "It was love at first sight, such a great experience. We met in 2009. I was 18 and starting out at Roc Nation. Bruno was unknown back then too. He was a struggling songwriter hired to write songs for me. I thought, 'Wow, that's just the world's greatest guy!'"Our time together was wonderful. But once we got famous, work got in the way. We ended it last year. But we remained close. And when we were together we were so happy." You May Also Like Bruno Mars talks to Mike - the full unedited interview 30 Seconds to Bruno Mars Video Bruno Mars' girlfriend targeted by 'haters' Become a fan of The Edge on Facebook and on Twitter .