When Ben Simmons and Maya Jama called off their engagement and decided to part ways a few months ago, it garnered media attention. They appeared to be really happy together, so this came as a complete shock, but life had other plans for them.
They split up in August, which surprised everyone after they reconnected in 2021. They had distinct lives and wished to concentrate on their respective endeavors, which finally caused them to separate.
Even though they reportedly split amicably, things may soon alter because Jama chose to leave the Australian playmaker last year. According to reports, the TV host’s actions startled Ben, and he now demands his engagement ring in exchange.
Ben Simmons wants his engagement ring back
According to Amelia Wynne of the Daily Mail, Simmons wrote Jama a legal letter demanding the return of the $1 million engagement ring she received from the Brooklyn Nets star. Jama hasn’t heard from Simmons since.
“Maya Jama has reportedly been sent a legal letter demanding she return the £800,000 engagement ring her ex-fiance Ben Simmons gave her last year. The new Love Island host, 28, and the basketball player, 26, split last summer after a whirlwind romance so that they could both focus on their careers. Ben proposed to Maya over Christmas in 2021 following a whirlwind seven-month romance after she spent the festive period at his £3.7million mansion in New Jersey.”
People with direct knowledge of the incident said that Jama wouldn’t be surprised to learn that Simmons was shocked by the way Jama handled the matter.
“Given Ben has never, until now, asked for the ring back, you can appreciate the letter came somewhat as a surprise to Maya. 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 $1million and they were engaged less than a year,” a source told The Sun.
This letter was delivered earlier this week, and according to reports, Jama is prepared to return the ring because she never intended to enrage Ben by retaining the item of jewelry on her person.
“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,” a representative told MailOnline.
They appeared to be extremely happy together after getting back together two years ago, but circumstances made it necessary for them to split up. We can only hope that they stay friends and that nothing, not even this scenario, can sour the potential happy future they could have together. Although Brooklyn Nets head coach Jacque Vaughn has scolded Simmons for recent mistakes, Simmons is now attempting to step up for the team. The Australian athlete is prepared to contribute to the club, and if he improves, the Nets will pose a greater threat to the other teams in the league.