Maya Jama reportedly has a new love interest in the form of Kendall Jenner’s ex-boyfriend Ben Simmons, a few months after her split from Stormzy.
The BBC Radio 1 DJ caught the NBA player’s eye last month when he left a flirty comment under one of her Instagram posts.
Sources now claim the pair, who are both believed to be unattached, are ‘getting to know each other’.
An insider told The Sun: ‘Maya has not long been single, so she and Ben are taking time to get to know each other and see if there’s a real spark.’
However, they claim Ben, 23, is also back in contact with his supermodel ex Kendall, whom he split from in May.
‘But Kendall coming back on the scene could derail any blossoming romance,’ they added.
Maya was reportedly spotted at the Philadelphia 76ers’ game in November when she was in town for the People’s Choice Awards, which took place the night before his game.
The pair were first linked back in October when Ben left two fire emojis under Maya’s photo of her Halloween outfit, in which she dressed up as a mermaid wearing a shell bra and bright green hair.
It’s been a few months since Maya, 24, split from rapper Stormzy after more than four years of dating. Sources at the time said Maya wanted to ‘focus on her career’ as a budding TV and radio presenter.
Opening up about her newly single status, Maya told ES Magazine in October: ‘No! I’m scared to date. I haven’t been single in so long, how the f**k do you flirt anymore? I’ve been basically with my friends 24/7.
‘I forgot how much I loved just literally being in a house with loads of my friends, eating, talking, drinking. I was like, I miss this a little bit. I’m having fun.’
Maya also told Jonathan Ross recently: ‘I’m not on the hunt. I’m not on any apps, basically. No, I’m not prowling. I’m just living my life. [I’ve just bought my first house] it’s really exciting.
‘I’m trying to make it into MTV Cribs… I want to get a pole from my bedroom down to my front room, that’s part of my plan… Single life is good. I’m just working.’
Ben and Kendall’s split was announced in May after a year of dating.
An insider told People at the time: ‘They’re on a break. ‘The relationship ran its course. She’s spending time with her friends and back to being in fun mode.’
Metro.co.uk have contacted reps for comment.
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