Who Is Matewa Kiritapu? Daughter Of Taika Waititi

by shishir Thu May 04 2023 Updated On Wed Aug 23 2023
Who Is Matewa Kiritapu? Daughter Of Taika Waititi

Matewa Kiritapu is the daughter of Taika Waititi and Chelsea Winstanley. She was born on August 11, 2015.

She is a citizen of New Zealand. She is a child actress. Her sister name is Te Hinekahu. Rita Ora, a British singer, is her stepmother.

Matewa Kiritapu with her parents and sister.
Matewa Kiritapu with her parents and sister. Source: Facebook

Parents Married Life

Taika was married to Chelsea Winstanley in 2011. They have two kids together. 

After their divorce, Waititi started dating British singer Rita Ora in 2021. They tied the knot in the summer of 2022.

Matewa Kiritapu's father and stepmom.
Matewa Kiritapu's father and stepmom. Source: Instagram

Taika And Rita Had A Secret Wedding

Rita and Taika tied the knot in a simple way. 

They added that the ceremony was intimate and memorable for everyone present. 

They were first spotted comfortably together in May of 2021 in Australia

After their marriage, Rita changed her name to Waititi-Ora and was happy to start the new journey of her life. 

Age And Net Worth

Matewa celebrated her 8th birthday on August 2023. Her father's net worth is 13 million dollars.

About Her Father

In his presentation at TEDxDoha, Taika spoke about his parents, how they met, and his childhood.

He expressed that his job is to express his creativity. He said he is a filmmaker, but that's not his job. His career is to share his ideas and views, and he is happy he does that in movies.

He also said that art can be presented in many forms, such as movies, paintings, or visual art. 

According to Waititi, being creative is about being fun and looking at life through the sort of lens of a child.

How Taika Got Into Directing?

In the early days, Taika used to do theatre. He has a massive interest in acting, writing, and visual art. 

However, he had never done any films. He developed an idea of becoming the person combining all his interests. 

He used to watch the work of the directors and how well the crew was performing. 

He was interested in presenting the idea through visual effects to the audience. This is how he established himself as a director. 

He said the most critical part of making a good movie is proper communication with the actors and all the crew members. 

Superhits And Awards

Waititi has experienced a successful career. He has won six awards altogether, including an Oscar

He received the prestigious award for best-adapted screenplay for his movie Jojo Rabbit in 2020.

He has also won a British Academy Film Award, Writers Guild of America Award, GOLDEN Globe Award, and Primetime Emmy Award.\

Waititi is the director of Thor: Ragnarok, released in 2017

Similarly, Thor: Love and Thunder is written and directed by him. Both movies are super collectors in the Box Office.

Rita Talked How Her Husband Taika Inspired Her Music

Regarding her writing process for the song, You only love me, Rita told Katie Bain that she was struggling to be heard in the music industry and lost her confidence. 

She flew to Australia to record her music. There she met her husband, and her life was changed. 

He supported and boosted her confidence. She said she is pleased to find him as her life partner.

Taika And Rita On Hosting EMAs

In an interview with MTV, Rita and Taika were happy to host EMAs together. Rita was excited by the introduction by the reporter. 

He called them a “Power Couple.” Rita and Taika became the first couple to host such an event together. 

Rita said it was also the first event where both performed together. The couple were laughing and joking in the interview. 

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