Maya Jama splits from NBA star fiance Ben Simmons after year together

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Maya Jama. Credit: PA
Maya Jama. Credit: PA

TV presenter Maya Jama and Ben Simmons have reportedly split after a year together.

The former BBC Radio 1 presenter got engaged to the NBA's Brooklyn Nets player back in December, sparking engagement rumours at the Brit Awards.

Simmons, 26, is said to have popped the question over the Christmas period with Jama, 27, joining him in the US shortly after.

Despite being pictured wearing her impressive engagement ring at last week's GRM Gala, the couple reportedly called it quits last month.

 

Maya Jama and Ben Simmons split after a year together

The presenter had been splitting her time between the US and the States since the announcement but it now appears the pair have parted ways.

Speaking to the Sun on Sunday, a source said: “Maya called it off engagement 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.”

Jama currently presents BBC Three competition Glow Up: Britain's Next Make-Up Star and also recently announced the return of the ITV show Don’t Hate The PLAYAZ.