Rita Ora uploaded a series of pictures with Conor McGregor at the British Fashion Awards on Monday evening, writing in the caption: “Date night.”
The songstress’ comment sparked backlash, as Conor has been with his childhood sweetheart Dee Devlin for nine years and they welcomed their first child together this year.
As fans of the couple rushed to criticise Rita’s actions, Conor’s teammate Artem Lobov has also hit out at the singer.
“Birthday suit!” – Rita Ora shows off her sensational figure and toned posterior in a very revealing bathing suit in a cheekily captioned snap [Instagram]
He tweeted in reply to Rita’s photos: “Sorry Rita, Burgers are nice but not when a man has steak at home.”
Seated next to each other at the awards, Rita and Conor looked very cosy in each other’s company as they cuddled up, with Conor putting a hand around the 27 year old singer’s waist.
Conor and Rita were also seen posing for selfies and having a conversation later in the evening, after Rita had changed into her stage outfit.
Taking to Twitter the next day, Rita shared pictures of herself and Conor at the awards, captioning them ‘Date night.’
However, Rita’s use of words left some Twitter users unimpressed, as Conor is in a relationship with his girlfriend of nine years, Dee Devlin.
The long-time couple welcomed their first child, son Conor Jr, earlier this year.
One person responded to the pictures by saying: “Seriously disrespectful to his partner and mother of his child.”
Another said: “So disrespectful considering is girlfriend is probably at home with his son.”
A representative for Rita Ora told The Mirror: “Date night is a figure of speech, Rita also posted selfies with Donatella Versace as her real date and one with Jourdan Dunn as her date.”