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Maya Jama’s millionaire lifestyle, a basketball player’s fiancé and a teenage heartbreak

Bristol-born TV presenter and media personality Maya Jama is living her best life as a millionaire in her new relationship.

The 27-year-old, of Somali and Swedish descent, is known for initially being a DJ host on BBC Radio 1 from 2018 to 2020 and later presenting TV shows including BBC One’s Peter Crouch: Save Our Summer (2020), BBC Three’s Glow Up. : Britain’s Next Make-Up Star (2021), ITV’s Walk The Line (2021), ITV’s Cannonball (2017), MTV’s True Love or True Lies (2018) and Channel 4’s The Circle (2018) with Alice Levine. She has also appeared regularly on ITV2’s Love Island Aftersun.

Jama got her start in radio presenting DriveWithMaya for Rinse FM from 2014 to 2017. In 2017, she became the youngest person to co-present the MOBO Awards on Channel 5.

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Is Maya Jama a millionaire?

Yes, Jama has a reported net worth of £1.5million after his string of radio and TV presenting jobs alongside brand endorsements. Jama also has its own skincare line, MIJ Masks, the first version of which sold out in the first 24 hours of 2020.

She also had a clothing collection with fast fashion brand PrettyLittleThing in June 2018 and followed it up with a second collection in February 2019. The TV host is also an ambassador for Adidas and haircare brand Aussie.

She lives in west London and is believed to be preparing to cross the pond to live with her fiancé who has a £3.7m home in New Jersey.

Who is Maya Jama in a relationship with?

Jama is engaged to National Basketball Association (NBA) player Ben Simmons. It was first reported that she was dating the NBA star in 2021 after he dated reality TV star and model Kendall Jenner.

Simmons, 25, is an Australian professional basketball player who currently plays for the Brooklyn Nets. He was drafted into the NBA in 2016 after playing college basketball for the LSU Tigers.

He has a salary of $33 million, or around £27 million. Simmons and Jama dated for eight months when they apparently got engaged after Jama was first spotted wearing a diamond ring in Simmons’ hometown of Philadelphia.

Who else has Maya Jama dated?

From 2015 to 2019, Jama dated British rapper Stormzy. Their breakup was the subject of rumors of Stormzy cheating with fellow musician, Jorja Smith.

However, Jama would have left the former couple’s home in South West London to focus on their careers. Stormzy then created the song Lessons, inspired by the breakdown of their four-year relationship.