What appeared to be one of the strongest relationships in the NBA has come to an end. Ben Simmons and Maya Jama have reportedly called off their engagement after a couple of months. Things were apparently fine between the couple, and it seems like they still are, but they will continue their lives on different routes.
Earlier this week, it was reported that Simmons and Jama were no longer together, which was deemed one of 'the hardest decisions of their lives'.
During the hard times he lived throughout the 2021/22 NBA season, Simmons appeared to be happy with Jama, often posting each other on social media and making public appearances every now and then. However, they're no longer together, and the real reason behind this decision has been revealed.
Real Reason Behind Ben Simmons And Maya Jama Broke Up Revealed
According to the New York Post, the couple couldn't keep up with their heavy schedule, the long distance between them and the thought that they 'come from different worlds'. It was an amicable breakup, but the report suggests they are both hurt by the decision.
“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.
Just when things started to get good for Simmons, who will return to the court next season with the Brooklyn Nets, this is reportedly happening. Ironically, this seemed to be the best area of his life, but now, things are different. I'm pretty sure it was a difficult decision to make, but it's good to know that they were mature and decided to end things while they were on good terms.