Australian basketball star Ben Simmons reportedly got engaged to a British TV presenter just seven months after meeting.
Australian basketball player Ben Simmons is engaged to British TV presenter Maya Jama, reports The Sun.
NBA player Simmons posed this question over Christmas, but the couple did not release the news, telling only close family and friends.
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Maya, 27, began dating 25-year-old Australian Simmons in May and fell in love with the 6’11-inch handsome man while traveling in the United States.
She spent Christmas with the Philadelphia 76ers at his $ 6.8 million mansion in Moorstown, New Jersey.
And now that the future of Simmons with the Sixers is unclear, Maya from Bristol is ready to make a permanent move to the United States to be with him in the new city.
It is believed they could move to Los Angeles as Simmons bought a $ 27 million home there in July.
Confirming the engagement, a source close to the couple said. The sun: “Ben loves Maya and fell head over heels in love with her. He picked up a ring at Jewelers’ Row in the Philadelphia diamond district the day before he proposed.
“He chose the ring himself and felt that he knew exactly what she wanted. Maya said yes and they both love it. “
A source said Simmons was nervous about asking this question because Maya said no to her previous ex when he proposed.
They added, “He and Maya have been together much less time, but luckily she said yes. Ben was so excited, but they decided to keep the news a secret and only tell those closest to him.
“Maya flew to New Jersey to spend Christmas with him and still lives there.
“They had a little family reunion last weekend and announced their engagement.”
Simmons, who once dated Kendall Jenner, 26, and Maya, who dated rapper Stormsey, 28, have since gotten the same tattoos to mark their love.
And the tattoo artist who did the job slipped away that Simmons had a fiancée in an Instagram post.
In a post that was quickly deleted, Philly Joe, who has a studio in Pennsylvania, wrote: “I am honored and honored to have the opportunity to tattoo my boy @bensimmons and his fiancee.”
The source added: “The news will sooner or later become public, but they are keen to keep it secret until the new year. Ben fell in love with Maya almost immediately and was absolutely captivated by her beauty.
“He tells friends that he loves the fact that she has her own career and is amazed by her British accent.”
Jama has had many different roles on UK television and is currently appearing on the ITV talent show. Walk the line… She also hosted a reality show. Glow Up: UK’s Next Makeup Star and also be a star judge on RuPaul’s Drag Race UK… She also has a fashion line and range of skin care masks.
Simmons and Jama went public with their relationship at Wimbledon in July and did not hesitate to show public displays of affection in the stands.
This article originally appeared in The sun and reproduced with permission.