Maya Jama's Age, Net Worth, Dating History & Everything You Need To Know

18 July 2024, 15:31

All your questions about Maya Jama answered
All your questions about Maya Jama answered. Picture: Getty/ITV

By Abbie Reynolds

Get to know Love Island host Maya Jama - here's everything you need to know, including her age, mum, ethnicity, net worth, dating history and what happened with Stormzy.

Maya Jama has become a household name after over a decade in the media, and since she was announced as the new host of Love Island, there has been no stopping her.

The 29-year-old has worked as DJ, radio host and presenter on primetime TV and was even one of the guest judges on the second season of RuPaul’s Drag Race UK. And now, not only has she been hosting Love Island, she has other hosting gigs, like The Brits and The Fashion Awards under her belt.

Of course Maya's on-again off-again relationship with rapper Stormzy has also kept her in the headlines but what else is there to know about the TV star? Here’s everything you need to know about Maya…

Maya Jama is the new host of Love Island
Maya Jama is the new host of Love Island. Picture: Getty

How old is Maya Jama? What is Maya Jama's age?

Maya is a Leo babe, born on August 14, 1994, making her 29 years old.

She kicked off her career in broadcasting and presenting as a teenager at the age of just 16, when she launched her own YouTube channel, and then at 18 she was hired as a host for Jump Off TV.

How tall is Maya Jama?

Maya is 5ft 8 - which is around 173cm.

What is Maya Jama's ethnicity/ where is she from?

Maya is of Somali and Swedish decent but was born and raised in Bristol, in 2012 she came to London to kick start her career and has been based there ever since (apart from jetting off to places like South Africa for work).

When she first moved to London she had hopes of becoming and actress but soon realised a job in presenting was more her style.

Maya Jama has carved out an impressive career
Maya Jama has carved out an impressive career. Picture: Instagram

What is Maya Jama’s job?

Maya is a DJ, TV presenter and owns her very own line of face masks.

The Bristol-born star made her acting debut on Netflix’s The Duchess and has hosted a number of shows including The Circle, Don’t Hate The Playaz, and also presented series three and four of Glow Up: Britain’s Next Make-Up Star.

She made her debut as the new Love Island host for the 2023 winter series, taking over hosting duties from Laura Whitmore, and since landing the Love Island gig she's had opportunities like hosting The Brit Awards 2024 and much more.

It's even believed she's in the running to be the next bond girl, taking her back to the early aspirations of her career.

Maya Jama has her very own line of face masks
Maya Jama has her very own line of face masks. Picture: Instagram

What is Maya Jama’s net worth?

According to the tabloids, Maya is worth a whopping £3million thanks to her presenter jobs, endorsements and her entrepreneurial skills. It was reported that she first hit millionaire status at just 24 thanks to her skin care brand 'MIJ Masks'.

Who is Maya Jama dating?

Maya is currently single after announcing her split from Stormzy for the second time.

After four years of dating she split from Stormzy back in August 2019, and kept her love life lowkey until she was spotted with an engagement ring after less than a year of dating NBA player Ben Simmons in 2021.

However in summer 2022 it was reported they'd split due to their hectic work schedules and realising 'as much as they love each other, their nonstop careers and endless travel made it incredibly impossible to make it work.'

Maya has also been romantically linked to Drake after he name-dropped the star in his song, ‘Only You Freestyle’, but Maya didn’t address the speculation.

Maya Jama's engagement ring turned heads at the BRITs 2022
Maya Jama's engagement ring turned heads at the BRITs 2022. Picture: Getty

Following the release of Stormzy's third album 'This Is What I Mean', rumours began swirling that Maya and Stormzy had rekindled their romance three years after splitting. However, she denied the rumours after she confirmed earlier in January 2023 that she is 'really single' at the moment.

Fast forward to the end of 2023 and the pair had rekindled their love. They were pictured on Hydra Island in Greece confirming that the relationship was back on.

However, in July 2024, almost a year after getting back together, Maya and Stormzy released a joint statement explaining their decision to go their separate ways. However, they did confirm that they'll remain friends.

Who is Maya Jama's mum?

Maya Jama's mum is called Sadie
Maya Jama's mum is called Sadie. Picture: Instagram

Maya Jama was raised by her mum Sadie who gave birth to her when she was just 18 years old. Sadie named Maya after the US author and poet Maya Angelou.

Sadie is now in her mid-40s and she and Maya have a super close relationship.

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