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Who is 'Love Island' new host Maya Jama's boyfriend? A look into her ex-flames

There are speculations that Maya Jama and Ben Simmons might still be seeing each other behind the curtains
UPDATED OCT 12, 2022
From Ben Simmons to Stormzy, a trip to Maya Jama's dating history (TARA ZIEMBA, David M. Benett, Joe Maher/Getty Images)
From Ben Simmons to Stormzy, a trip to Maya Jama's dating history (TARA ZIEMBA, David M. Benett, Joe Maher/Getty Images)

LONDON, ENGLAND: Maya Jama has been confirmed as the new 'Love Island' host after Laura Whitmore exited the ITV show. The television network announced the new face of their popular show weeks after the exclusive revelation by The Sun. "I’ve always been such a massive Love Island fan and I’m so excited to be hosting one of the nation’s favorite shows! I can’t wait to get into the Villa to meet all of the Islanders," the TV presenter shared. 

Now that Maya Jama will be taking over the hit dating show, it's time we take a ride down her extremely famous dating history as well. The 28-year-old online personality has become a common face of the TV industry over the past few years. However, along with her successful career, Maya has also been linked to several rappers that have kept her in the headlines of news outlets. 


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Here's a look at all her ex-flames

Ben Simmons

Maya Jama is currently single after splitting with her last boyfriend Ben Simmons after eight months of being engaged. Apparently, the pair struggled with long distance and work schedules which created a rift between the two. However, there are speculations that the former couple might still be seeing each other behind the curtains. 

"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," an insider told NY Post about the breakup. The couple was official in the public eye with frequent displays of affection on their social media handles. Maya showed off her engagement ring at the Brits 2022 in February before revealing the date of the marital commitment on her Instagram stories. 



The 'One Dance' singer never really dated the TV presenter but tried every possible way to get her interest. Drake followed Maya on her Instagram in 2018 without being followed back in return. He also mentioned her in Headie One's song 'Only You'. The rapper wrote, "Chubbs might jam this yute for a chain / And give it to a sweet one, called that Maya Jama."

Drake had even texted Maya but did not receive a reply because she was dating Stormzy at that time. When questioned about the whole Drake situation-ship, an insider revealed to The Sun, "Even when she split with Stormzy it’s not something Maya wanted to pursue and she has left it."


The radio presenter's most famous relationship has to be with rapper Stormzy which went on for four years. The couple began mingling in 2016 and broke up in 2019 much to fans dislike. Many believed that the rapper had cheated on Maya. However, Stormzy was keen to shut down all such claims. 

Rico Gordon

Another of one Maya Jama's ex-flame was Rico Gordon whom she dated when she was 16. Unfortunately, Maya's boyfriend was killed which she spoke about in Cosmopolitan, "When I was 16 I went through a lot. With my boyfriend passing, it gave me a fearless approach to things. I felt like life was really short." "Out of everything that [has] happened in my life, that was a reality check on a massive scale. At 16 you think the world is a fairytale and it took me out of that. It made me even more determined," she also added.