MAYA Jama will become a household name after ITV confirmed she will be the new host of Love Island.
The TV star has had several high-profile relationships during his time in the spotlight. Let’s take a look at them…
Who is Maya Jama dating?
Maya has been in a relationship with NBA player Ben Simmons since the summer of 2021.
Rumors that they were dating, the couple confirmed a kiss during Wimbledon in July of that year.
In January 2022, they announced their engagement but unfortunately called it off eight months later due to conflicting schedules.
Speaking to Kristen Bell Tattoos, a source said: “It’s been a difficult time for them. Although they both care so much about each other, they really gave everything and realized that they just came from two different worlds.
“Now they understand that they do not have the time they thought to devote to this relationship.
“After many long nights and hours of heart-to-heart talk, they finally realized how much they loved each other, that their uninterrupted careers and endless travels made it incredibly impossible to get them to work.
“They had no idea what kind of problems they would face, coping with all the logistics of living together in two countries.
“The source then revealed that Maya and Australian sports star Ben’s sad withdrawal was ‘one of the hardest decisions of their lives.’
Rumors about Jama and international megastar Drake began when he mentioned her name in his role in the song Headie One Only You.
The superstar read, “Chubbs could chain that ute up / And give it to a sweetie called Maya Jama.”
After that, it became known that Drake allegedly sent a message to the star when she was in a relationship with Stormzy.
However, according to an insider, there was never an affair, he said: “Maya was not going to maintain any contact.
“Even when she broke up with Stormzy, Maya didn’t want to do it and she left it.”
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One of Maya’s most famous relationships was the four years she spent with rapper Stormzy.
The couple started dating in 2016 when she was 20 years old.
Much to the surprise of their fans, the couple broke up in 2019 after rumors that Stormzy cheated on Maya with singer George Smith.
Stormzy denies this is true.
Fast forward three years after they parted ways and the pair were spotted at the GQ Men of the Year 2022 on November 16, sparking speculation that their romance might be rekindling.
However, Maya representatives responded to the rumors by confirming that Digital spy that reconciliation reports are “false”.
They added, “Maya and Stormzy remain great friends.”
Maya has been known to speak publicly about her boyfriend, Rico Gordon, who was unfortunately killed when she was 16 years old.
Rico was shot and killed during a shootout in Bristol in 2011 after celebrating St. Paul’s Carnival.
Maya spoke about the injury in an interview cosmopolitan, saying, “When I was 16, I went through a lot.
“With the departure of my boyfriend, I became fearless about things. I felt that life is really short.”
She continued, “Of all that [has] happened in my life, it was a reality check on a massive scale.
At 16 you think the world is a fairy tale and that took me out of it. It made me even more determined.”
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