Maya Jama and fiancé Ben Simmons quash split rumours as NBA star shares loved-up Instagram snap

Maya Jama and fiancé Ben Simmons quash split rumours as NBA star shares loved-up Instagram snap of the couple together

Maya Jama and her fiancé Ben Simmons quashed break-up rumours as the NBA star shared a loved-up snap of the pair on Monday.  

On Sunday a source claimed the pair’s relationship had hit the rocks after Maya, 27, decided she wanted to focus on her career. 

Taking to his Instagram Stories, the basketball player, 26, showed they are very much still together as he shared an adorable black and white throwback snap of the pair together.  

Happily ever after: Maya Jama and her fiancé Ben Simmons quashed break up rumours as the NBA star shared a loved-up snap of the pair on Monday

Happily ever after: Maya Jama and her fiancé Ben Simmons quashed break up rumours as the NBA star shared a loved-up snap of the pair on Monday

He captioned the snap: ‘@mayajama almost a year older’ followed by a laughing and heart emoji. 

Maya also took to her Twitter to seemingly deny the report.

‘Stop believing sources in papers plz,’ she tweeted Sunday, a day after the breakup report came out. 

Sad news: Maya reportedly split from her fiancé Ben Simmons six months after getting engaged

Sad news: Maya reportedly split from her fiancé Ben Simmons six months after getting engaged

It was speculated that they had ended their romance last month as Maya wanted TO focus on her career, The Sun claimed.

Ben proposed to Maya last Christmas following a whirlwind seven-month romance after she spent the festive period at his £3.7million mansion in New Jersey .

Despite the reports of their split, Maya was still seen sporting her huge engagement ring at the GRM Gala last week where she wore a striking red gown.

Rumours: Maya also took to her Twitter to seemingly deny the report

Rumours: Maya also took to her Twitter to seemingly deny the report

The pair had a long-distance relationship, with the beauty often travelling back and forth to America, where he plays basketball for the Brooklyn Nets.

A source told the publication: ‘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.

Over: The presenter called things off with the basketball player, 26, last month to focus on her career, claims The Sun (pictured at Wimbledon last summer)

Over: The presenter called things off with the basketball player, 26, last month to focus on her career, claims The Sun (pictured at Wimbledon last summer)

‘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.’

Experts valued Maya’s emerald-cut diamond engagement ring at £600k ($800k).

Maya and Ben were first romantically linked in June 2021 after they were seen on a night out together at restaurant Sexy Fish in London’s Mayfair.

Interesting: Despite the reports of their split Maya was still seen sporting her huge engagement ring at the GRM Gala on Monday night where she wore a striking red gown

Interesting: Despite the reports of their split Maya was still seen sporting her huge engagement ring at the GRM Gala on Monday night where she wore a striking red gown 

The couple went public while kissing in the stands at the Wimbledon Tennis Championships in front of the world’s media the following month.

A source told The Sun after their engagement: ‘Ben adores Maya and has fallen head over heels for her. He picked up the ring on Jewellers’ Row in the diamond district of Philadelphia the day before he proposed…

Intriguing: She was still wearing the engagement ring on Monday night

Intriguing: She was still wearing the engagement ring on Monday night 

‘He chose the ring himself and felt he knew exactly what she would want. Maya said yes and they’re both thrilled.’ 

The pair enjoyed a trip to Turks And Caicos in June with a group of friends.

Maya appeared in a sweet photo from the holiday with her beau with a pal capturing the love birds sitting on a beach deep in conversation.

And in July they were spotted on holiday in Las Vegas together.  

Ben previously dated Kendall Jenner, 26, but the pair called things off in May 2019 after months of dating on-and-off.

Maya, meanwhile, dated rapper Stormzy for four years, with the pair splitting the same year – ending their relationship in order to focus on their careers instead.

Just the two of us: The pair enjoyed a trip to Turks And Caicos in June with a group of friends. Maya appeared in a sweet photo from the holiday with her beau with a pal capturing the love birds sitting on a beach deep in conversation

Just the two of us: The pair enjoyed a trip to Turks And Caicos in June with a group of friends. Maya appeared in a sweet photo from the holiday with her beau with a pal capturing the love birds sitting on a beach deep in conversation

However, the pair were spotted looking cosy together in the smoking area at the GQ Men Of The Year Awards 2021.  

The two stars had been one of the most popular couple in showbiz prior to their shock split, with the stunning presenter moving out of their shared home shortly after her 25th birthday celebrations.

Stormzy seemed to address rumours he had strayed in his subsequent music releases – with his song Lessons said to be about the heartbreaking split and lyrics confessing that he had ‘done the dirt’ on the TV star. 

Private: Maya and Ben were first romantically linked in June 2021 after they were seen on a night out together at restaurant Sexy Fish in London's Mayfair

Private: Maya and Ben were first romantically linked in June 2021 after they were seen on a night out together at restaurant Sexy Fish in London’s Mayfair

However, the award-winning musician later revealed he hadn’t been unfaithful throughout his relationship but instead, admitted to showing ‘disrespect’ to his famous ex.

‘If there was a box of what a good woman is, she ticks every one, she’s amazing. But I didn’t cheat on her. I actually didn’t cheat,’ he told HOT 97 at the start of 2020.

‘Don’t get it twisted, I’m still definitely an a***hole. 100%, that’s a fact. I’m an a***hole.

‘But I thought now was a good time to say that I didn’t cheat on my ex.’ 

Romance: The couple went public while kissing in the stands at Wimbledon last year in front of the world's media, as they stopped by the annual tennis tournament

Romance: The couple went public while kissing in the stands at Wimbledon last year in front of the world’s media, as they stopped by the annual tennis tournament

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