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 Get on The Edge International Guest List to see Pharrell, Kanye, Ellie, Bruno & more in London! Bruno Mars crowned Billboard's Artist of 2013 Check out 2013's biggest hits mashed up Become a fan of The Edge on Facebook and on Twitter .