Keeping Up With The Kardashians

Sorry, Rob Kardashian—Rita Ora says she was never your girlfriend!

March 5, 2013 at 6:39 PM ET

Rita Ora Says She was Never Rob Kardashian's Girlfriend
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Rita Ora Says She was Never Rob Kardashian's Girlfriend

It turns out that Rob Kardashian got all upset over nothing, because he and Rita Ora were never an item. Yes, they had a fling for a while, but 22-year-old Ora claims that she never, ever dated Kardashian.

"When you are involved with someone for a while and they decide to express their feelings to the public, well, that’s not my personal way of therapy but I guess everyone takes split-ups differently," Ora tells Australia's Daily Telegraph.

But that dig at Rob's very public life wasn't the worst dig. "I never thought it was actually a relationship, in all honesty," Ora says. "I never mentally defined it as 'boyfriend, girlfriend'. When I split up with him, I said, 'It's because I'm never there, I don't know how to do it.' That's all I said, then ... the rest happened. He obviously felt that creating myths was the way forward."

Clearly, 25-year-old Kardashian viewed things a bit differently. He went on a Twitter rant back in December after the split, claiming that a woman many assumed was Ora had cheated on him "nearly 20" times—though that was likely because she didn't consider them to be an item.

"How can a woman who is so busy trying to start her own career have time to be with so many dudes while in a relationship?!" he tweeted. "She cheated on me with nearly 20 dudes while we were together, I wonder how many she will sleep with now that we apart? But I mean 20?!!!"

A few hours after the initial rant, he added, "When a woman cheats on you with one man, I can live with that. People make mistakes, trust me. I have forgiven numerous times. But when a woman disrespects herself by messing with more than 20 men all while being in a relationship with a faithful man . . . "

Kardashian later clarified his statements, saying, "Sad that the media created negativity for a young artist new to the game that is working so hard to make it. Never mentioned any names. I speak truth. I'm a very Real dude and everything I say I mean…But never called anyone specific a whore and said any names. You all did."

It turns out that his not-relationship with Ora had a negative affect on Kardashian's psyche. In the Feb. 17 episode of Kourtney & Kim Take Miami, Kardashian revealed that he gained 40 pounds because of his "negative" 2012.

"It's crazy how this whole year, my whole relationship was only negative. All I did was gain f---ing 40 pounds and lose so much money," he said on camera. "I'm so insecure. I weigh like 215 pounds. I hate pictures. I hate everything."

Kardashian has gained an additional 10 pounds since, and is now on a new exercise program. He has been keeping fans up-to-date with his weight loss through his Twitter and Instagram. "Let's go! Five-mile run next. Fifty pounds gots to go!" he writes.

A version of this story originally appeared on iVillage.