Maya Jama dating history: from Stormzy to Ben Simmons

1 September 2022, 10:55

Stormzy, Maya Jama and Ben Simmons
Stormzy, Maya Jama and Ben Simmons. Picture: Getty

Who is Maya Jama dating? Is she engaged or married? Who are her previous boyfriends?

Maya Jama is famous for her presenting skills as well as her incredible looks, having become a mainstay on our television screens and radio waves over the past few years.

But, despite the 28-year-old's outgoing online personality, the star is quiet about her love life - but here's all we know on her dating history.

  1. Ben Simmons

    Maya cozied up to Ben amid engagement speculation.
    Maya cozied up to Ben amid engagement speculation. Picture: Instagram/@mayajama

    Maya Jama and Ben Simmons have reportedly split, eight months after getting engaged.

    The couple were have said to have struggled with long distance and work schedules and called things off.

    A source told NY Post of their breakup that "while they both care for each other so much, they truly gave it their all and realise that they just come from two different worlds."

    In February, Maya Jama further fuelled rumours that she is engaged to Ben Simmons after being spotted wearing a ring at the Brits 2022.

    Maya Jama attends The BRIT Awards 2022 at The O2 Arena
    Maya Jama attends The BRIT Awards 2022 at The O2 Arena. Picture: Getty

    One fan took to Twitter and wrote: "Maya Jama is perfect. Also her ring is insaneeee" while another added: "Maya jama’s ring wow."

    A week later, on Valentine's Day, Maya shared a photo of a necklace with the date 12/18/21 on her Instagram story, adding a ring emoji to signify the date the pair got engaged.

    Maya's engagement necklace.
    Maya's engagement necklace. Picture: Instagram

    In January 2022, Maya Jama and Ben Simmons sparked engagement speculation after she was spotted flashing a huge diamond ring during coffee walk date in Philadelphia with her basketball bae.

    A source close to the couple has revealed that the basketball player popped the question to Maya over Christmas after she spent the holidays at his £3.7million mansion in New Jersey.

    Maya Jama and Ben Simmons attends the Wimbledon Tennis Championships
    Maya Jama and Ben Simmons attends the Wimbledon Tennis Championships. Picture: Getty

    Maya and Ben confirmed their rumoured romance with a kiss during Wimbledon. The pair were spotted looking adorable, cuddled up and then sealed the deal with a kiss.

    The pair were then spotted leaving together, whilst Maya looked beautiful in a checked shorts and blazer set.

    Maya and Ben sealed the deal with a kiss
    Maya and Ben sealed the deal with a kiss. Picture: Getty
    The pair enjoyed Wimbledon together
    The pair enjoyed Wimbledon together. Picture: Getty

    Rumours began that the presenter was dating basketball star Ben Simmons in May 2021 when Maya posted a picture of herself on Instagram, in a kitchen that was rumoured to belong to Simmons.

    She was also said to be wearing shorts that he had previously been pictured in.

    Maya was pictured in shorts that were said to belong to the basketball star
    Maya was pictured in shorts that were said to belong to the basketball star. Picture: Instagram

    The speculation was then fuelled as Ben commented a heart emoji on Maya's Instagram picture, to which she replied with same emoji.

    Maya and Ben exchanged comments under her Instagram post
    Maya and Ben exchanged comments under her Instagram post. Picture: Instagram

    These rumours have continued and the pair have even been spotted on FaceTime to each other.

    The screenshot, shared by Simmons, shows the pair smiling enthusiastically at each-other.

    Ben shared a screenshot of the two on FaceTime
    Ben shared a screenshot of the two on FaceTime. Picture: Instagram: @mayajama
  2. Drake

    Speculation began that Jama had dated Drake when he name dropped her in his feature on Headie One's song 'Only You'.

    The superstar rapped, "Chubbs might jam this yute for a chain / And give it to a sweet one, called that Maya Jama", sending the rumour mill spinning.

    Following this, it was reported that Drake had allegedly messaged the star while she was in a relationship with Stormzy, meaning the messages went ignored.

    Drake previously slid into Maya's dm's
    Drake previously slid into Maya's dm's. Picture: Getty

    An insider, speaking to the Sun, said, "Drake definitely appeared to have a soft spot for Maya" and started following her on Instagram in 2018, despite not getting a follow back.

    However, Maya is said to not even have been interested in the rapper when she became single. The source said, "Maya wasn’t going to entertain any form of contact."

    "Even when she split with Stormzy it’s not something Maya wanted to pursue and she has left it."

  3. Stormzy

    The MIJ Masks founder's most famous relationship was the four years she spent with rapper Stormzy.

    She began dating the rapper in 2016, when she was 20 and the two were 'couple goals' for almost everyone.

    The couple broke up in 2019, much to their fan's surprise. Following the split, Stormzy went on to shut down speculation that he had cheated on the broadcaster.

    Maya and Stormzy dated for four years
    Maya and Stormzy dated for four years. Picture: Getty
  4. Rico Gordon

    Maya has been known to speak publicly about her boyfriend, Rico Gordon, who was heartbreakingly killed when she was only 16 years old.

    She discussed the trauma in an interview with Cosmopolitan, saying, "When I was 16 I went through a lot. With my boyfriend passing, it gave me a fearless approach to things. I felt like life was really short."

    She continued, "Out of everything that [has] happened in my life, that was a reality check on a massive scale. At 16 you think the world is a fairytale and it took me out of that. It made me even more determined."

    Maya Jama's first love was heartbreakingly killed when she was only 16
    Maya Jama's first love was heartbreakingly killed when she was only 16. Picture: Getty

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