The host of Love Island Maya Jama has opened up about her relationship with Ben Simmons who is the NBA basketball star.
Benjamin David Simmons is an Australian professional basketball player for the Brooklyn Nets of the National Basketball association.
Ben Simmons is an Australian professional basketball player who currently plays as a point guard for the Philadelphia 76ers in the National Basketball Association (NBA). He was born on July 20, 1996, in Melbourne, Australia.
Simmons was highly touted as a basketball prospect from a young age and played high school basketball in Florida before attending Louisiana State University (LSU) for one year. In his lone season at LSU, Simmons was named a consensus first-team All-American and the SEC Freshman of the Year.
Simmons was then selected with the first overall pick in the 2016 NBA Draft by the Philadelphia 76ers. He has since become one of the league’s best all-around players, earning three All-Star selections and two All-Defensive Team honors. Simmons is known for his exceptional passing ability, rebounding, and defensive skills, and is widely considered one of the best young players in the NBA.
When Did Maya Jama and Ben Simmons Split?
Recently, Maya Jama has confirmed her separation with Ben Simmons after several months of speculation that the duo had gone their separate ways.
In August 2022, it was understood that the couple had called it quits on their relationship, however in a new interview the presenter said she had been single for only a month.
On 8th of January while speaking with The Times, Maya said that –
“I’m really, really single right now.
“Newly single. It’s only been a month.. but it’s nice.”
A source told the publication at the time: ”It’s been a difficult time for them.
“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.
“They now understand they don’t have the time they thought to dedicate to this relationship.”
The source then added: “After many long nights and hours of heartfelt talks, they finally realised as much as they love each other, their nonstop careers and endless travel have made it incredibly impossible to make it work.
“They had no idea the challenges they would face when handling all the logistics of making a life together in two countries.”
The source also told how Maya and NBA basketball star Ben’s break-up was “one of the hardest decisions of their lives”.
Who is Ben Simmons Dating? Is He Really Engaged?
Yes, Maya Jama and Ben Simmons were engaged for about eight months before they decided to break off their engagement. A source told some reports that –
“Maya called it off after things came to head last month.
“She is not going back to New York now. It’s heartbreaking for both of them, especially as they were so committed to each other.
“They’re both young and want to focus on their careers. 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.”
It is believed that Maya and the NBA player initially started dating in May 2021 before making it official later on after couple of months. The relationship was confirmed to the world when they were photographed kissing and all around looking awfully loved up at the Wimbledon Tennis Championship in July 2021.
Who Is Maya Jama?
Maya Jama is a British television and radio presenter, actress, and model. She was born on August 14, 1994, in Bristol, England.
Jama began her career as a teenage radio presenter, hosting a show on a local radio station in Bristol. She then moved on to work for major radio stations such as Rinse FM and BBC Radio 1, where she hosted her own show.
Jama has also become a popular television presenter in the UK, hosting shows such as “Cannonball,” “The Circle,” and “Save Our Summer.” She has also appeared as a guest on several other shows, including “Loose Women,” “The One Show,” and “Celebrity Juice.”
In addition to her work as a presenter, Jama has also worked as a model, appearing in campaigns for major brands such as Adidas and Gap. She has also acted in several TV shows and movies, including “The Duchess” and “Wonderland.” Jama is known for her engaging personality, quick wit, and distinctive fashion sense.