Is Maya Jama still engaged to Ben Simmons? Here's the current situation

Here's what we know about Maya Jama's boyfriend situation and past engagement to Ben Simmons...

Maya Jama attends Edward Enninful's "A Visible Man" book launch at Claridge's Hotel on September 04, 2022 in London, England.
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Maya Jama has been keeping us guessing in regards to her love life lately, after seemly calling off her engagement to fiancé Ben Simmons. So what is the sitch with Maya Jama's boyfriend and are they actually still engaged? We've got the latest. 

The TV star, 27, rose to fame as much for being the girlfriend of rapper Stormzy as her burgeoning presenting career. However, she has very much gone on to solidify her status in the spotlight—appearing on MTV and hosting radio shows on 4Music, as well as fronting BBC Three's program Glow Up and Simon Cowell's new ITV show Walk The Line. She's also rumored to be the next Love Island UK host, following Laura Whitmore's exit!

However, since Stormy, the presenter—who is actually now a millionaire and has launched her own skincare line—has gone on to find her Prince Charming stateside. But despite their exciting engagement news, their relationship has recently been plagued by a number of split rumors. Read on to get the low-down...

Is Maya Jama engaged?

Maya got engaged to NBA basketball player Ben Simmons, on December 18th, 2022. However, after a few months of almost-newly wed bliss, it was reported by The Sun (opens in new tab) in July 2022 that the pair had called off their engagement. A source said: "It’s heartbreaking for both of them, especially as they were so committed to each other.” 

They suggested that the split was due to them each wanting to focus on their own careers, with Maya having to divide her time between the UK and the US where her 26-year-old fiancé lives. The insider added: "Maya has a bright future ahead of her with job offers coming in all over the world and is feeling positive. She has been hitting the gym a lot and spending time with her good friends.”

However, the presenter appeared to deny the suggestions in a post on August 7th, 2022—a day after the allegations had been published. She wrote: "Stop believing ‘sources’ in papers plz."

Similarly, her other half Ben shared on August 8th a sweet black and white selfie of the pair together. The sportsman shared the picture on his Instagram (opens in new tab) with a red love heart emoji and the caption: "Almost a year older." This referenced her upcoming 28th birthday.

Though a few weeks later The New York Post (opens in new tab) also reported their split, with a source tellings the publication: ''It’s been a difficult time for them. While they both care for each other so much, they truly gave it their all and realize that they just come from two different worlds."

While there are conflicting reports about their relationship, until the couple themselves confirm their split, we're going to assume they're still together—especially since Maya has been spotted wearing her dazzling engagement ring since the split rumors...

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Maya Jama engagement ring

Another clue that all is well in paradise is that Maya has been recently pictured wearing her stunning engagement ring. The beautiful rock was visible on her 'ring' finger at a gala hosted by GRM Daily on August 1st and again in September as Maya shared modeling shots for Steve Madden on her IG page.

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Not much is known about the special piece of jewelry but it is likely to have been a pricey piece. Maya was asked about it by comedian Mo Gilligan when they hosted the 2022 Brit Awards together earlier this year.

He joked: “Listen, that is the size of a small studio bedroom flat in London, I’m telling you. It looks fantastic though, you’re working it." Indicating she was intent on remaining tight-lipped, Maya replied: "Come on, let’s move on."

Maya Jama attends a gala hosted by GRM Daily ahead of the Rated Awards 2022 at Kensington Palace on August 01, 2022 in London, England

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Are Maya Jama and Ben Simmons still together?

From the looks of it, Maya and Ben are seemingly still together after making their romance public after they were pictured sharing a smooch at Wimbledon in 2021. They then got engaged late last year.

However, the couple has chosen to keep things as private as possible. They have not publicly spoken about their relationship, and have only occasionally shared pictures of themselves together on social media.

In July, Maya and Ben—who previously dated model Kendal Jenner—were seen attending the NBA Summer League together in Las Vegas.

Ben Simmons and Maya Jama attend day 8 of Wimbledon 2021 at All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club on July 05, 2021 in London, England

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Maya Jama and Stormzy relationship

Before her current relationship, Maya dated Stormzy. They began dating in 2016, when she was 20 years old, and split in 2019.

In 2017, the musician told the Sunday Mirror (opens in new tab) that he wanted to make their relationship official. "I’m still so young but I want to propose, it’s going to happen and I will do it right," he said. "She is so sick, she is the best."

Stormzy and Maya Jama attend The Rated Awards at The Roundhouse on October 24, 2017 in London, England

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When they went their separate ways both insisted that it had been amicable.

However, Maya was noted to have unfollowed Stormzy on Instagram, and in a track 'Lessons' from his subsequent album 'Heavy Is The Head', he appeared to admit that he had cheated and "done the dirt".

Lauren is a freelance writer and editor with more than six years of digital and magazine experience. Most recently, she has been the Acting Commissioning Editor of Women's Health—where she co-produced the Going For Goal podcast—and has previously also written news and features for titles including The Telegraph, Grazia, Stylist, Dazed, The Sun's Fabulous, Yahoo Style UK and Get The Gloss. She covers all aspects of lifestyle, specializing in health, beauty, and travel. Can't live without: oat milk lattes, new podcast episodes, long walks, and great skincare.

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