Who Is Maya Jama's Boyfriend? A Look at the 'Love Island Games' Host's Dating Life

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Nov. 1 2023, Updated 1:37 p.m. ET

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The Gist:

  • British host Maya Jama dated British rapper Stormzy from 2015 to 2019, and they rekindled their romance in late 2022.
  • Before getting back together with Stormzy, Maya dated Kendall Jenner's ex Ben Simmons from 2021–2022 and even got engaged to him before they broke things off.
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In 2012, Maya Jama moved to London to pursue a career in entertainment, and almost a decade later, the media maven had already become a BBC Radio 1 DJ and television host with a lengthy resume.

Along the way, Maya has gone through some very public relationships (and breakups). Below, we take a look at the Love Island Games host's dating life.

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Does Maya Jama have a boyfriend? Here’s a look at Maya’s dating history.

Before her rise to fame, Maya Jama fell in love with Rico Gordon, her high school boyfriend who was killed when she was only 16. She told Cosmopolitan that his death was the “reality check” she needed to pursue her dreams of being a star.

Although her ex’s death left her heartbroken, Maya would one day find love again.

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In 2015, Maya Jama began dating British rapper Stormzy.

In a 2018 interview with The Guardian, Maya opened up about having a partner who is also in the public eye. Although they collaborated on projects in the past, she preferred to keep their personal and professional lives separate.

Maya Jama and British rapper Stormzy
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Maya Jama and Stormzy

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“I was presenting before I met him.” Maya explained, “We have a relationship that people care about, but we both have our jobs and it is what it is. I try to ignore what everyone has to say or write about it and move on.”

Although many outlets referred to the couple as a “U.K. celebrity power couple,” they ended their relationship in late 2019 after four years of dating. For a while, Maya seemed to be enjoying the single life.

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But reports suggested in May 2021 that Maya was off the market, when a source insisted that basketball star (and Kendall Jenner's ex, by the way) Ben Simmons had been spending a lot of time with Maya. The source told The Mirror, “Things are hotting up for Maya and Ben.”

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Ben Simmons

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The source added, “They are really into each other and the fact she flew to Philadelphia to be with him says a lot. They had a fun two weeks together. It’s nice to see her so happy,” the source added.

The couple shared a kiss at Wimbledon in July of that year and seemingly made their relationship official. And when the holidays rolled around, reports claimed that the two got engaged.

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But by August 2022, the pair had apparently split. An insider told the New York Post: "While they both care for each other so much, they truly gave it their all and realize that they just come from two different worlds. They now understand they don’t have the time they thought to dedicate to this relationship.”

In October 2022, Maya reportedly got back together with Stormzy. They kept things on the down-low until going public while on holiday together in August 2023.

And in October 2023, they went Instagram official.

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