Maya Jama, who strutted down the BRITs 2022 red carpet with a MASSIVE rock on her finger, had to evade inquiries about her engagement to Ben Simmons from host Mo Gilligan live on television during the ceremony.
“Let’s move on,” Maya said sarcastically after Mo complimented on “the gorgeous rock on [her] finger.”
Maya, who had previously been in a five-year romance with rapper Stormzy, had been rumoured to be engaged to her basketballer partner since December 2021, when stories surfaced that he proposed over the holidays.
Although neither Maya nor Ben have verified the rumours, we have a sneaking suspicion they will be walking down the aisle shortly.
Let’s learn a little more about the man who captured Maya Jama’s heart and take a look back at their relationship from the beginning.
Who is Ben Simmons?
Ben is a professional basketball player, thus he’s a household name in the United States. Currently, he is a member of the Philadelphia 76ers.
In a blockbuster deal for Ben Simmons, the Nets transferred James Harden to the 76ers. This marks the end of the former MVP’s brief Big Three tenure in Brooklyn, as well as a new beginning for Ben Simmons.
Ben is 26 years old, having been born on July 20, 1996. As a result, his zodiac sign is Cancer.
If you’ve watched any of Ben’s videos (there are a lot on the internet), you might be perplexed by his accent. Ben was born in Melbourne, Australia, although his father is from New York, and he has spent the most of his life in the United States.
We’re not sure if it was the traditional lockdown romance where folks had dinner through FaceTime, but Ben and Maya did meet in April 2021, with rumours claiming that Maya travelled out to be with Ben.
Fans began to notice Ben like Maya’s Instagram postings after that, and Maya was discovered uploading (and then deleting) images of herself at his massive home.
Ben separated from Kim Kardashian’s younger sister, Kendall Jenner, in January of this year, and viewers saw his remark “” on a Maya picture of her dressed in a mermaid clam bra and with green hair six months later.
How Long Ben and May Are Dating?
It’s been almost a year! “Things are heating up between Maya and Ben,” a source told The Mirror at the time. They’re genuinely into each other, as shown by the fact that she travelled to Philadelphia to be with him. They enjoyed a great time together for two weeks. It makes me happy to see her so happy.”
Ben’s tattoo artist apparently pulled the cat out of the bag in January 2021, revealing that Ben had asked Maya to marry him.
“Honoured and humbled to have gotten this opportunity to tattoo my boy @bensimmons and his fiancée and her friend from the UK LONDON AWESOME FOLKS GOOD TIME AND A GREAT DINNER THANKS TO YOUR CHIEF!” Philly Joe 215 Tattoo Studio, whose studio is on Bristol Road in Pennsylvania, in the United States, wrote on Instagram in a now-deleted post.
Maya then added fuel to the fire by disappearing from Instagram for a few weeks and then being photographed out with Ben with a MASSIVE rock on her finger.