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Rita Ora puts on brave face following split from Ricky Hil

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It was hard to tell that Rita Ora was going through a break up as she headed to Liverpool to headline the Radio City Summer Live concert on Saturday. The 24-year-old gave a flawless performance on stage, just hours after the news of her split from Ricky Hil, Tommy Hilfiger's son, had come to light.

Dressed in a gladiator-style mini dress and matching leather jacket, Rita looked on top of the world and stronger than ever.

The blonde bombshell had the crowds dancing and cheering her name, while she showed no signs of heartbreak.

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The How We Do singer showed no signs of heartbreak on Saturday

Rita and Ricky confirmed their romance last summer, after meeting at a house party through mutual friends. Six months later the singer had reportedly moved Ricky in to her north London home, while he shared his time between the English capital and Los Angeles.

However, sources close to the couple have now revealed that Rita and Ricky, 25, have parted ways for good.

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Rita Ora and Ricky Hil were together for one year

"It is amicable between the two and they both made the decision to call it a day due to their work schedules," an insider told Mail Online. "They've been on and off for a while. He's based in LA and she's based in London. Now that she's doing The X Factor and has her new album here, she will be here for the rest of the year. He has commitments to his music career and fashion line overseas too."

A second source added: "Rita has had her girlfriends rallying around her to support her. Her busy schedule with X Factor and finishing the new album has meant she has had to put her problems to one side and focus on work. It's been a welcome distraction."

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Ricky Hil and Rita Ora met last summer through mutual friends

While some reports say the split was "amicable", others claim that fashion heir Ricky, who is an aspiring rapper, struggled with his girlfriend's increasing fame and popularity.

"As Rita's star has risen, things had been frosty for some time," a friend told The Mirror. "Her career is really flying at the moment, with her role on The X Factor and her music career topping the charts – while Rich is much more laid back. Their very different outlooks on life seem to have been a factor."

They added: "Rich became a bit uncomfortable about her meeting lots of other successful and good-looking people in her A-list circle, and it became a real sore point between them."