TV presenter Maya Jama stunned her 28th birthday and ended rumors she’s split from NBA star Ben Simmons
The Bristol presenter looked stunning in a form-fitting emerald outfit while posing in front of a swimming pool for an Instagram snap.
Despite the birthday celebrations taking place at a mysterious location, Maya posted regularly on her social media to her 2.4 million followers.
She took the getaway as a reason to squash rumors she’d split from fiancé Ben Simmons, 26, by sharing a snap of them.
Ben, who is from Australia, captioned the pic “almost a year older” followed by a love heart and a laughing emoji.
The rumors came last month as the source informed The Sun that the NBA star and radio DJ, who were first romantically linked in June 2021, wanted to take some time off to focus on her career.
They said, “Maya called [the engagement] after things came to a head…Maya isn’t going back to New York now, it’s heartbreaking for the two of them, especially since they’ve been so committed to each other.
“They are both young and want to focus on their careers. Maya has a bright future ahead of her with jobs from all over the world and is feeling positive.
“She went to the gym a lot and spent time with her good friends,” they added.
However, Maya calmed the doubters when she posted not only on her Instagram story but also on her Twitter that people should “stop believing sources in newspapers”.
The radio DJ was also spotted wearing her £600,000 emerald-cut engagement ring at the GRM gala on August 1.
The couple had been together for seven months when Ben popped the question last Christmas while Maya was spending the holidays with him at his £3.7million New Jersey mansion.
During their seven months, the couple had a long-distance relationship with Maya, who often traveled to watch Ben’s basketball games for the Brooklyn Nets.
Most of the time, the couple kept their romance out of the limelight, but were spotted kissing at Wimbledon last year.
Another source added to the sun: “Ben loves Maya and is head over heels in love with her. He picked up the ring on Jewelers’ Row in Philadelphia’s diamond district the day before he proposed.
“He chose the ring himself and felt like he knew exactly what she would want. Maya said yes and they are both thrilled.”
Maya was spending her 28th birthday weekend away but has also been on several vacations with Ben, including going to Turks and Caicos with friends and Las Vegas.
Both celebrities have had their fair share of famous exes, with Maya dating Stormzy and Drake and Ben dating Kendall Jenner.
Maya dated Stormzy for four years but split in 2019 as they both wanted to focus on their careers.