It has been about five months since NBA star Ben Simmons and Love Island host Maya Jama called it quits following the couple’s engagement in 2021. After parting ways with supermodel Kendall Jenner, Simmons found love when he crossed parts with Jama. The two made their relationship official when the couple was seen sharing moments of affection at Wimbledon in 2021. Following their breakup, the Brooklyn Nets star recently dropped a legal bomb on his ex-fiancé, asking her to return a ridiculously expensive item.
Ben Simmons soon popped the question to Jama. The two got engaged only a few months after it was confirmed that they were together. However, the couple eventually decided to call off the engagement and went to splitsville in August 2022.
Ben Simmons shocks ex-fiancé with legal notice
Maya Jama turned several heads when she attended the BRIT Awards in 2021. While the 28-year-old host looked stunning in her two-piece black outfit, it was the massive rock on her ring finger that gained more attention. While Jama refused to give any comments regarding the ring, news of her and Ben Simmons’ engagement soon made the headlines. Five months after their whirlwind romance came to an end, the 3x NBA All-Star made a legal demand to Jama asking her to return the engagement ring.
The emerald-cut diamond ring is reportedly worth $1 million dollars and still remains in Jama’s possession. A source close to Jama told The Sun that the radio presenter was surprised to receive the legal letter from Simmons. Despite the abrupt demand, Jama is reportedly making arrangements to return the ring.
“This was the first time that she has been asked by Ben to return it and, for the avoidance of any doubt, she has never refused to return it,” the source told The Sun.
Moreover, Simmons’ friend talked about the Aussie star’s initial reaction when Jama failed to return the ring. “Ben was really shocked when she left and didn’t give him the ring back. He was madly in love with her and thought it was forever so was really p***ed she didn’t give it back. It cost around $1 million and they were engaged less than a year,” said Simmons’ friend.
Why did Simmons and Jama break up?
According to a source, both Ben Simmons and Maya Jama were deeply committed to each other. However, their busy schedules were a constant issue in their relationship. The couple apparently called it quits and both Simmons and Jama wanted to focus on their respective careers instead.
“After many long nights and hours of heartfelt talks, they realized as much as they love each other, their non-stop careers and endless travel have made it incredibly impossible to make it work,” the source said.