Jama confirmed her romance with American basketball player Ben Simmons with a kiss during Wimbledon in July 2021. The lovebirds moved quickly, with the TV host fuelling speculation she was engaged to the athlete as she flashed a massive diamond ring during a coffee date in Philadelphia in January 2022 on her Instagram stories.
On Valentine's Day that year, Jama took to her Instagram Story to confirm her engagement with a photo of a necklace with the date "12/18/21" engraved on it.
Unfortunately, following the supposed engagement at Simmon's lavish £2.7 million New Jersey mansion, the pair struggled with making long-distance work as well as aligning their hectic schedules. A source told the New York Post that "while they both care for each other so much, they truly gave it their all and realise that they just come from two different worlds." They officially split in August 2022.
In Jan 2023, it was reported in The Sun that Jama had been sent a legal letter demanding she return the £800,000 engagement ring that Simmons gave her last year. The demand was said to have left her shocked.
A representative for Jama confirmed the situation to the Mail Online, stating: "Maya received a request from Ben's representatives on Friday afternoon, asking her to return the engagement ring that he gave her as a gift last year.
"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. Maya is making arrangements to return the ring to Ben and wishes him all the best."