11 January 2022

Maya Jama and basketball boyfriend Ben Simmons ‘engaged’ after whirlwind seven-month romance

11 January 2022

TV presenter Maya Jama and US basketball star Ben Simmons are reportedly engaged.

It is believed that the Philadelphia 76ers player, 25, popped the question over the Christmas holidays following a whirlwind seven-month romance.

The Walk The Line host, 27, can be seen flashing a massive diamond ring on that finger, in photos obtained by the MailOnline.

Jewellers have estimated that the ‘emerald cut diamond set on a white gold or platinum band’ would have set Simmons back about £500k, observing ‘the centre stone is around 10 carats, which is huge, and will no doubt be of the highest quality’.

“Ben adores Maya and has fallen head over heels for her,” a source told The Sun.

“He picked up the ring on Jewelers’ Row in the diamond district of Philadelphia the day before he proposed. He chose the ring himself and felt he knew exactly what she would want. Maya said yes and they’re both thrilled.”

The insider added: “Ben was so excited, but they’ve decided to keep the news low-key and tell only those closest to them.”

Jama previously dated rapper Stormzy for four years before calling time on their relationship in 2019.

Australian native Simmons meanwhile dated Kendall Jenner on and off before they also went their separate ways that same year.

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