Maya Jama and Stormzy seem to have gotten again collectively, almost 4 years after they broke up in 2019.
The pair had been noticed holding palms whereas holidaying on Hydra island in Greece over the weekend, a lot to followers’ delight.
Pictures of the Love Island host and the “Vossi Bop” rapper holding palms whereas strolling within the solar had been revealed in The Day by day Mail and have been shared broadly throughout social media.
It comes after Jama was seen attending All Factors East pageant final weekend at Victoria Park in London, the place Stormzy was the headline act.
They sparked rumours that they had rekindled their romance after they had been seen chatting with each other on the pageant. Later within the week, each Jama and Stormzy shared particular person movies and images of themselves on vacation, prompting additional hypothesis from followers who believed they had been in the identical location.
When the couple first acquired collectively eight years in the past, followers rapidly labelled the pair as “relationship targets” and many had been devastated when they break up up.
Beneath, we take a better have a look at the entire timeline of Stormzy and Jama’s relationship.
2014: Maya Jama and Stormzy meet
Jama and Stormzy met when she was 20 and he was 21 at a Crimson Bull Tradition Conflict occasion in October 2014.
In a joint interview with US Vogue, Jama admitted she “fancied” the rapper from the second she laid eyes on him, however mentioned that they turned mates earlier than they began relationship.
“, if I’m actually trustworthy, I knew I fancied him from the beginning. However I didn’t need something but, as a result of , you’re making an attempt to do the entire good friend state of affairs at first,” she confessed.
“After which I’d do, like, apparent hints that I fancied him and then take it again as a result of I didn’t know if he positively preferred me. It was a infantile section. Then someday we simply kissed and that was that!”
2015: Maya Jama and Stormzy turn into ‘relationship targets’
By January, the pair had began going out. Each had been firstly of their careers and didn’t but know they would go on to turn into some of probably the most well-known faces within the UK. Regardless of their still-rising standing, nevertheless, followers rapidly topped Stormzy and Jama as an influence couple.
Reflecting on this era of their lives in an interview with The Sunday Instances, Jama mentioned; “We had been so younger once we met, simply starting our careers. I used to be simply beginning at MTV. He’d not even launched a single but at that time. We had been simply little infants.”
The couple’s each transfer was scrutinised by followers and media who couldn’t get sufficient of them. In one other interview with comic Keith Lemon on his podcast, Buying with Keith Lemon, Jama mentioned she by no means felt “like a star couple” with Stormzy regardless of their large public profile.
“Everybody else made it like that. We simply had a standard relationship. After which everybody was simply speaking about it,” she recalled in 2020. “We met once we had been like 20, earlier than anybody cared about us. So then it was only a regular relationship.
“Principally, I at all times mentioned it was like a standard relationship however individuals needed to take a look at it extra and discuss it extra.”
2016-2017: Stormzy writes songs about Maya Jama
As his rap profession started to take off, Stormzy penned a number of songs about his associate, together with “Birthday Woman” (2016) and the critically acclaimed “Large For Your Boots” (2017).
Writing on X/Twitter, Stormzy defined that “Birthday Woman” was “for the Mrs”, however added that he needed “any woman that hears it” to “vibe to it and play it on their birthday additionally and really feel particular”.
Jama mentioned a track was “the nicest current you will get from somebody as a result of it lasts endlessly”.
The burgeoning TV persona appeared within the music video for each tracks. “Large For Your Boots” was launched in 2017 as the lead single from Stormzy’s debut album Gang Indicators & Prayer and peaked at quantity six on the UK Singles Chart.
That very same 12 months, Stormzy hinted that he was able to suggest to Jama. He advised The Mirror: “I’m nonetheless so younger however I need to suggest, it’s going to occur and I’ll do it proper. She is so sick, she is one of the best.”
Jama had beforehand joked about getting married to Stormzy, however had additionally expressed frustration at being recognized merely as “Stormzy’s girlfriend”.
She advised The Instances: “I’m not naive to the truth that if you find yourself lady within the trade, most of the issues that folks need to discuss are your relationships. It’s totally different for males. I’d seen that occur to different individuals.
“I don’t suppose both of us knew it was going to be such a giant factor. We had been simply: we’re younger and in love and we’re going to go for it and work actually onerous. We’re simply collectively. We by no means actually did crimson carpets. We didn’t do any of that stuff.”
2018: Maya Jama and Stormzy topped London’s coolest couple by Vogue
The couple appeared in a joint interview in US Vogue, which described them as a “supremely cool pair”.
On the time, Jama was set to fly to New York to do her first American modelling marketing campaign, whereas Stormzy was engaged on his second album.
Requested if they had plans for the longer term, Jama mentioned: “We’re 23, 24 years previous; we don’t make plans! Simply keep on floating. We’ll see the place it takes us.”
2019: Maya Jama and Stormzy break up
The couple known as it quits in 2019, a lot to the shock and devastation of followers. Stormzy rapidly shut down rumours circulating that he had allegedly cheated on the mannequin – though within the following years, he would converse frankly about “errors” he made of their relationship.
Jama’s consultant advised media retailers: “Maya has moved out of their dwelling in south west London. The choice isn’t one she has come to calmly, however in the end the relationship has come to an finish. She needs to concentrate on her TV and radio profession for now.”
Jama unfollowed her now-ex-boyfriend on social media and deleted all images of them collectively from her Instagram.
That 12 months, Stormzy launched his album Heavy is the Head, together with a track titled “Classes”, which followers consider alludes to the top of his and Jama’s romance.
Within the track, he raps about “the best love I ever knew” and mentioned: “I finished the grime and then I figured that you just’ll dig it out/ However that’s a coward transfer, I assume you bought me discovered/ I do know you’ll by no means pay attention now.”
2020: Stormzy opens up about his heartbreak
Regardless of having break up up from the mannequin, Stormzy mentioned in 2020 that he nonetheless cherished her “wholeheartedly”.
Chatting with radio host Charlamagne, he mentioned: “I’ve by no means cherished anybody how I’ve cherished her… I might like to be the person who she wants, I might like to do all of the issues that make this work. I need to marry her, I need to have her youngsters.”
In a later interview with Louis Theroux, the rapper made it clear that he blamed himself for his or her breakup. He mentioned: “My break-up, that was in all probability the most important catalyst for development as a person. It was like, ‘OK, you made a mistake and you lose somebody you liked, somebody you cared for, somebody who’s particular to you’.
“That’s in all probability the most important loss a person can have, isn’t it? Away from somebody passing away, that’s the most important loss you’ll be able to have.”
2021: Maya Jama dates and will get engaged to Ben Simmons
The Don’t Hate the Playaz host started relationship NBA star Ben Simmons in spring 2021. They confirmed their relationship in July that 12 months when they had been seen kissing on the Wimbledon Tennis Championship.
The basketball star proposed to Jama in December 2021 with an enormous diamond ring reportedly value £800,000.
Later, it was speculated that they known as off their engagement the next 12 months, in 2022, because of their hectic work schedules.
In January 2023, Jama confirmed that she and Simmons had damaged up, stating: “I’m actually, actually single proper now. Newly single. It’s solely been a month… but it surely’s good.”
2023: Maya Jama and Stormzy noticed holidaying collectively
On Sunday 27 August, images of Jama and Stormzy holding palms whereas on vacation in Greece had been revealed on-line, elevating followers’ hopes that they have reconciled.
Neither celebration has publicly confirmed if they are relationship once more. The images present them smiling within the solar with their palms intertwined, with Jama in a black string bikini prime and a white skirt, and Stormzy carrying an all-white ensemble.