Did Maya Jama just confirm she IS dating Kendall Jenner’s ex?

Fans are convinced they’ve found lockdown love


by Hannah Mellin |
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TV presenter and very much woman-of-the-moment Maya Jamahas just given the world another sneaky clue that she is currently dating NBA star Ben Simmons.

On Thursday, Maya shared a snap of Ben on her Instagram story, accompanied with some cute as hell emojis.

The original snap Ben shared with his followers was captioned, “They love me. They love me not. They love me. They love me not.”


Maya was first linked to Ben, who’s the ex of supermodel Kendall Jenner, back in 2019 but things between them seem to have ramped up a little more since late last year.

Not only have eagle-eyed Maya fans noticed many flirty Instagram comment exchanges, the pair have reportedly been seen shopping together in the US and wearing each other’s clothes. Fans are also convinced a recent photo of Maya, looking gorgeous as per usual, was taken in Ben’s swanky kitchen.

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They told the publication, “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."

More than a year ago, another source said Maya and Ben were “taking time to get to know each other to see if there’s a real spark.”

Maya, who split from rapper Stormzy after a four year relationship, recently had to shut down rumours that she was dating fashion designer and Burberry boss Tisci after she posted a snap of them together after a recent fashion bash.

She told her fans to ‘chill’, saying, ‘He’s my honey not my mansss [sic].’

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