Maya Jama Boyfriend: Who is Maya Jama Dating Now? Is It Stormzy, Ben Simmons, Drake or Rico Gordon? – In this article we will get to known Maya Jama’s boyfriend. Maya Jama is a popular English television presenter and radio DJ born and raised in Bristol on August 14, 1994. On this page, we will know who is Maya Jama dating now including her dating history and past relationships with Stormzy, Ben Simmons, Drake and Rico Gordon. So keep exploring.
Who is Maya Jama?
Maya Jama’s background is a blend of Somali heritage from her father’s side and Swedish roots from her mother’s side. Named after the renowned US author and poet Maya Angelou, Jama’s mother, Sadie, was 19 when she gave birth. Maya’s upbringing wasn’t without challenges; her father’s involvement in violence-related crimes, leading to imprisonment, meant that Maya decided to distance herself from him at the age of 12.
While the absence of her father during her childhood was something she considered normal, Maya’s family on her father’s side remained steadfastly supportive. Despite the distance from her father, she and her brother were surrounded by love. Maya explored her complex feelings in the 2017 documentary “When Dads Kill,” delving into her experiences and those of others who shared similar childhoods. In a compelling move, she reconnected with her father upon his release from prison, seeking answers that ultimately remained elusive.
Her diverse career includes notable roles such as co-presenting BBC One’s “Peter Crouch: Save Our Summer” alongside Peter Crouch and Alex Horne. She also held the position of presenter for BBC Three’s competition “Glow Up: Britain’s Next Make-Up Star” during its third and fourth series, as well as ITV2’s popular dating show, “Love Island.”
Jama’s hosting journey began with “Trending Live!” on 4Music from 2015 to 2017, followed by her involvement in ITV’s “Cannonball” in 2017, and MTV’s “True Love or True Lies” in 2018. She further showcased her skills as the co-presenter of the first series of “The Circle” on Channel 4 alongside Alice Levine.
In the realm of radio, Maya Jama made her mark hosting “Rinse FM” with the show “#DriveWithMaya” from 2014 to 2017. Her radio presence extended to co-presenting “Radio 1’s Greatest Hits” and hosting her self-titled show, “Maya Jama,” on BBC Radio 1 from 2018 to 2020. In a significant move, she took on the role of host for the widely-watched ITV2 dating reality series “Love Island” in 2023.
Maja Jama and Stormzy
The MIJ Masks founder’s most famous relationship was the four years she spent with British rapper Stormzy. She began dating the chart-topping musician back in 2016 when she was 20 years old, and the pair were hailed as ‘couple goals’ by many.
Despite this, the pair broke up in 2019, much to their fan’s surprise. Following the split, Stormzy went on to shut down speculation that he had cheated on the Glow Up host.
Three years later, in 2022, Maya and Stormzy were linked again following her split from then-fiancé basketball star Ben Simmons.
They were spotted at the same event amid reports claiming they were “very much” back in each other’s lives.
However, Maya’s representatives went on to squash the rumours, confirming that the reports were indeed false but that the pair remain “great friends.”
Maya Jama and Ben Simmons
Maya and basketball player Ben Simmons dated for around a year and a half before splitting in August 2022.
Rumours that Maya was dating the sportsman began in May 2021 when she posted a picture of herself on Instagram in a kitchen that was rumoured to belong to Simmons.
She was also said to be wearing shorts that he had previously been pictured in.
Maya and Ben confirmed their rumoured romance with a kiss during Wimbledon in July that year.
In January 2022, the pair sparked engagement speculation after Maya was spotted flashing a huge diamond ring during a coffee date in Philadelphia with her basketball bae.
A source close to the couple claimed that the basketball player popped the question to Maya over Christmas after she spent the holidays at his £3.7million mansion in New Jersey.
In February, Maya further fuelled rumours that she was engaged to Ben after being spotted wearing a diamond ring at the Brits 2022.
A week later, on Valentine’s Day, Maya shared a photo of a necklace with the date ’12/18/21′ on her Instagram story, adding a ring emoji to signify the date the pair got engaged.
However, the couple were have said to have struggled with long distance and work schedules and eventually called things off.
A source told NY Post of their breakup that “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.”
Maya Jama and Drake
Speculation began that Jama had dated Drake when he name dropped her in his feature on Headie One’s song ‘Only You’.
The superstar rapped, “Chubbs might jam this yute for a chain / And give it to a sweet one, called that Maya Jama”, sending the rumour mill spinning.
Following this, it was reported that Drake had allegedly messaged the star while she was in a relationship with Stormzy, meaning the messages went ignored.
An insider, speaking to the Sun, said, “Drake definitely appeared to have a soft spot for Maya” and started following her on Instagram in 2018, despite not getting a follow back.
However, Maya is said to not even have been interested in the rapper when she became single. The source said, “Maya wasn’t going to entertain any form of contact.”
“Even when she split with Stormzy it’s not something Maya wanted to pursue and she has left it.”
Maya Jama and Rico Gordon
Maya has been known to speak publicly about her boyfriend, Rico Gordon, who was heartbreakingly killed when she was only 16 years old.
She discussed the trauma in an interview with Cosmopolitan, saying, “When I was 16 I went through a lot. With my boyfriend passing, it gave me a fearless approach to things. I felt like life was really short.”
She continued, “Out of everything that [has] happened in my life, that was a reality check on a massive scale. At 16 you think the world is a fairytale and it took me out of that. It made me even more determined.”
Who is Maya Jama Boyfriend? Are Maya Jama and Stormzy back together?
Maya Jama and Stormzy who sparked rumours of their rekindled romance earlier this month, have now seemingly confirmed their reunion after being spotted holding hands together during their lavish getaway to Greece, GeoNews reports.
Eagle-eyed fans of the pair speculated on their reunion earlier this month as both stars shared snaps of their getaway from the same resort.
According to Mirror, Love Island presenter Maya and Award-winning rapper Stormzy jetted off to Greece for vacations and are enjoying their vacations at the plush resort private Peloponnese villa at the Amanzoe complex, which reportedly boasts a personal chef and butler, a pool with terrace, and speedboats.
Fans have also speculated that this expensive getaway is a gift from Stormzy to Maya after getting back together four years after they split in 2019, as the latter turned 29 earlier this month.
The couple was pictured strolling hand-in-hand on Hydra Island in Greece as they soaked up the sun.
The pictures obtained by MailOnline feature Maya in a bikini top paired with a midi-length white flowing skirt and sun hat, and Stormzy wearing an all-white ensemble as the pair held each other’s hands.
See the photos Maya Jama and Stormzy below