Maya Jama ‘dating basketball star Ben Simmons’ and ‘flew to Philadelphia to be with him for two weeks’

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After having previously gone through heartbreak when she split from rapper Stormzy, it appears that Maya Jama could have bagged herself a new man.

The presenter, who was told she was morphing into Kim Kardashian by fans, is reportedly dating Australian basketball player Ben Simmons.

The 26 year old is said to have flown to Philadelphia in the US earlier this year and the pair are believed to have been spending plenty of time together.

A source told the Mirror: "Things are hotting up for Maya and Ben. 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 brunette beauty continued to fuel rumours when she posted a snap of herself wearing a lime green tracksuit on Instagram.

She was later that day pictured wearing the same outfit while shopping with Ben, 24, and has now deleted the post.

The pair were first rumoured to be dating back in October 2019, when Ben posted two fire flame emojis underneath a picture of Maya dressed up as a mermaid.

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OK! Online have contacted Maya and Ben's representatives for a comment.

Ben was previously linked to model and reality star Kendall Jenner, while Maya split from long-term boyfriend Stormzy in 2019.

The Glow Up host previously faced backlash after she recorded a video outside Buckingham Palace after Prince Philip's death.

The star was branded “disrespectful” after driving past the palace and commenting on the death of the Duke of Edinburgh just hours after it was announced by Buckingham Palace.

Maya had filmed herself travelling by car when she saw crowds gathering to lay flowers outside the gates of the palace.

She said: "The Palace, oh my god yes, it's kicking off, yes f**k,"

Turning to the driver, she added: "Prince Philip died did you hear?"

Fans were quick to take to Twitter to hit out at the star, with one tweeting: “Maya Jama drives past Buckingham Palace after Prince Philip's death. Gobs***e. Complete & utter gobs***e.

The television personality, who reportedly spent Christmas with ex Stormzy, released a statement via her spokesperson and said the video was "taken out of context".

Her spokesperson told The Sun: "Her earlier video caught an off the cuff remark about the number of press outside Buckingham Palace and was in no way a reflection of her feelings on the matter.

"Understandably she is disappointed this has been taken out of context as no disrespect was ever intended."

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