Ben Simmons is one of the best point guards in the league, well-known for his defense and playmaking ability. There's no doubt that Ben Simmons has made a lot of headlines with his on-court play.
Off the court, though, Ben Simmons is well-known for being the partner of Maya Jama, a British TV Host. In fact, in January, it was reported that the duo had gotten engaged.
Confirming the engagement, a source close to the couple told The Sun: “Ben adores Maya and has fallen head over heels for her. He picked up the ring on Jewellers’ 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.”
A recent report by Jemma Lemoncelli and Evan Real of the New York Post shared some sad news. It was revealed that the duo had "ended their engagement", and it was stated that this was "one of the hardest decisions of their lives".
Ben Simmons and fiancée Maya Jama have ended their engagement, The Post can confirm.
“It’s been a difficult time for them,” a source close to the couple told The Post. “While they both care for each other so much, they truly gave it their all and realize that they just come from two different worlds. They now understand they don’t have the time they thought to dedicate to this relationship.”
Simmons is in Brooklyn preparing for the upcoming NBA season, while Jama is based in the UK, where she is juggling a number of TV and modeling jobs.
“After many long nights and hours of heartfelt talks, they finally realized as much as they love each other, their nonstop careers and endless travel have made it incredibly impossible to make it work, the source said.
“They had no idea the challenges they would face when handling all the logistics of making a life together in two countries,” the source continued, adding that the decision to end their engagement is “one of the hardest decisions of their lives.”
Obviously, breakups happen for a variety of reasons. Generally, they are a sad occurrence, but the reasons mentioned for Maya Jama and Ben Simmons breaking up in this report are valid.
It remains to be seen if either Maya Jama or Ben Simmons addresses this report. Obviously, nothing is confirmed as of right now, and this is the first report that has revealed that the duo has ended their engagement in recent memory.