He is currently feeling the backlash following the emergence of two racist videos in which he uses the N-word, but Justin Bieber just can’t seem to steer clear of controversy.
According to TMZ, the 20-year-old pop star may have been the catalyst for the recent split between Rita Ora and Calvin Harris.
Justin reportedly triggered the end of the couple’s relationship after he became ‘affectionate’ with the 23-year-old singer in a recording studio a few months ago.
Homewrecker? TMZ is reporting that Justin Bieber, 20, is at the centre of the recent split between Rita Ora and Calvin Harris
Did she let him down? The former couple – pictured together at the Grammy Awards in January – had been living together in Los Angeles prior to the split
A source told the gossip site: ‘Word got back to Calvin, Justin and Rita got touchy feely with each other while they were in the recording studio together over the last few months.
‘Calvin heard they were very affectionate — she would sit on his lap [and] he would rub her back.’
The RIP hitmaker moved in with 30-year-old Calvin in Los Angeles but he’s now had her belongings removed from his home.
Too close for comfort: A source told the gossip site that Justin (left) and Rita (right) were getting ‘touchy feely’ in the recording studio over the last few months
Tough spot: The Girlfriend singer has recently been dealing with backlash he has received over two videos that have surfaced in which he uses the N-word.
The source explained: ‘He’s already had her things removed from his LA house … he [also] produced a few songs for her, but now he won’t allow their release.’
The Scottish DJ made the announcement of his split with the beautiful singer and actress via his Twitter page on Friday, after he had been spotted partying with different women over the last week.
‘To address speculation – myself and Rita ended our relationship some time ago. She is a beautiful, talented woman & I wish her all the best,’ Calvin tweeted.
It’s over: Calvin Harris has confirmed he and Rita Ora have split up
Flying solo: Calvin Harris was spotted shopping at Barney’s NYC in Beverly Hills two days before the announcement.
Rita and Calvin – who began dating inn May 2013 – were last seen together while at a taping of Watch What Happens Live in New York City at the end of April, and the song they wrote and produced together hit the number one spot in the UK.
Throughout the promotion of the single I Will Never Let You Down, Rita has spoken lovingly and adoringly of Calvin.
Speaking on The Vodafone Big Top 40, she said: ‘It was amazing. I always thought it was a bad idea to work with your partner. But I’m wrong! It was actually the most liberating, free, almost cleansing experience.
‘I felt like I didn’t have to be anybody but myself in that room. It was so refreshing to do that.’
Speculation: It seems Calvin wanted to clarify things after he was spotted with two different women over the last week.
Though recently, Rita discussed the challenges with long-distance relationships.
‘You have to fly each other out, you just have to,’ Rita told The Mirror. ‘Sometimes you fly for 20 hours, sometimes you only fly for five hours. It’s an effort, but you make it work.
‘I’m not a fan of long distance relationships. If you had a choice, you want that person with you. It makes me pretty sad. But you work with what you’ve got.’
Rita has yet to publicly comment on the split while she enjoys a holiday in Mexico.
Partnership: Rita and Calvin worked on the number one single