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Maya Jama's millionaire lifestyle, basketball player fiance and teen heartbreak


By Jill Lupupa
Saturday May 14, 2022

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

The 27-year-old of Somali and Swedish heritage is known for initially being a BBC Radio 1 DJ host from 2018 to 2020 and going on to present 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 also appeared regularly on ITV2's Love Island Aftersun.

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Jama started out in radio by 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.

Is Maya Jama a millionaire?

Yes, Jama has a reported net worth of £1.5 million after her series of radio and TV presenting jobs alongside brand endorsements. Jama also has her own skincare range, MIJ Masks, which had its first release sell out within the first 24 hours in 2020.

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

She lives in affluent West London and is thought to be preparing to move across the pond to live with her fiancé who has a £3.7 million home in New Jersey.

Who is Maya Jama dating?

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

Simmons, 25, is an Australian professional basketball player currently playing 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, which is around £27 million. Simmons and Jama dated for eight months when they seemingly 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 break-up was subject to cheating rumours on Stormzy's part with a fellow musician, Jorja Smith.

However, Jama reportedly moved out of the former couple's South West London home to focus on her career. Stormzy went on to create the song Lessons, inspired by the breakdown of their four-year relationship.

 



 





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