Are Maya Jama And Stormzy Back Together?
17 January 2023, 17:15
Rumours have been circulating that Maya Jama and Stormzy have rekindled their relationship, but are they back together?
Maya Jama and Stormzy were one of the UK’s biggest power couples around before they split in 2019, and fans have been rooting for them to get back together in recent months.
The new Love Island host and her rapper ex have been in attendance at several of the same events recently, in November they crossed paths yet again at a Kendrick Lamar concert at The O2, in which the pair were spotted sharing a hug as they said a brief hello.
It was also claimed they kissed in a private VIP area at the MTV EMAs earlier the same month.
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Reports have been swirling that the pair have reconnected, but Maya’s team have since responded to these claims, and Maya herself cleared up the rumours.
So, are Stormzy and Maya Jama actually back together? Here’s what we know…
Are Maya Jama and Stormzy back together?
An insider told this tabloid that Maya and Stormzy ran into each other at the GQ Men of the Year 2022 awards, claiming that they left the event within minutes of each other.
They were said to have been in ‘deep conversation’ at the event, with a source saying: “Stormzy and Maya are together again. They’re taking it slow but are very much back in each other’s lives after a long time when they didn’t speak or see each other.”
A second insider at the party said: “They spent loads of time together at the afterparty and were chatting in a corner for ages.
“It seemed as though they went somewhere else together afterwards because she walked out and then he followed her out five minutes later.”
However, Maya’s later denied the claims, telling Mirror.co.uk that the former couple are ‘not romantically together’ despite the speculation.
After denying an official reconciliation, it was reported they were seen kissing at the MTV EMAs in Dusseldorf on 13 November, even apparently flying home to the UK together after they both missed their flights.
The insider who claimed to witness their kiss only spoke out after Maya's team denied they're back on.
However, Maya most recently cleared up the rumours in an interview with The Sunday Times in January, insisting she's 'really, really single' right now, confirming her split from NBA star Ben Simmons.
Speaking on her former romance with Stormzy, Maya said: "We were so young when we met, just beginning our careers. I was starting at MTV. He’d not even released a single at that point. We were just little babies."
She continued: “I’m not naive to the fact that when you are a woman in the industry, most of the things that people want to talk about are your relationships. It’s different for men. I’d seen that happen to other people. I don’t think either of us knew it was going to be such a big thing,” she added.
“We were just: we’re young and in love and we’re going to go for it and work really hard. We’re just together. We never really did red carpets. We didn’t do any of that stuff.’
Why did Maya Jama and Stormzy split in 2019?
Stormzy and Maya began dating in 2015 and were together until their split four years later, which the ‘Own It’ rapper recently described as ‘the biggest loss a man could have’.
The television presenter went on to date NBA player Ben Simmons and got engaged at the end of 2021, but are thought to have ended their romance in the summer of 2022.
Maya confirmed the news when speaking to The Times in January 2023, she said: "I’m really, really single right now. Newly single. It’s only been a month.. but it’s nice."
Stormzy is making his music comeback and has publicly stated that a number of songs on his album, ‘This Is What I Mean’, are inspired by his split from Maya.
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