A legal letter was reportedly sent to Maya Jama urging her to return the £800,000 engagement ring that her ex-fiancé Ben Simmons gave her last year.
The new Love Island presenter, 28, and the basketball player, 26, split after a whirlwind romance last summer so they could both focus on their careers.
Ben proposed to Maya over Christmas in 2021 after she spent the festive period at his £3.7million New Jersey mansion.
Oh no: Maya Jama was reportedly sent a legal letter asking her to return the £800,000 engagement ring that her ex-fiancé Ben Simmons gave her last year
But now Ben has reclaimed the expensive jewelry after their failed romance.
A source told The Sun: “As Ben has never asked for the ring until now, you can understand that the letter came as a bit of a surprise to Maya.
“Ben was really shocked when she left and didn’t return the ring to him.
“He was madly in love with her and thought it was forever so he was really pissed that she didn’t return it. It cost about a million dollars and they were engaged for less than a year.’
Sparkler: Ben proposed to Maya over Christmas in 2021 after a seven-month whirlwind romance after they spent the festive period at his £3.7million New Jersey mansion (pictured with the ring)
A representative told MailOnline: “Maya received a request from Ben’s representatives on Friday afternoon asking her to return the engagement ring he gave her last year.
“This was the first time Ben had asked her to return it and for the avoidance of doubt, she has never refused to return it.
“Maya is making arrangements to return the ring to Ben and wishes him well.”
End: The new Love Island host, 28, and the basketball player, 26, split after a whirlwind romance last summer so they could both focus on their careers
The couple had a long-distance relationship, with the beauty often traveling back and forth to America, where he plays basketball for the Brooklyn Nets.
Experts valued Maya’s emerald-cut diamond engagement ring at £800,000.
Maya and Ben were first linked romantically in June 2021 after they were spotted enjoying a night out together at Sexy Fish restaurant in London’s Mayfair.
The couple went public when they kissed in the stands at the Wimbledon tennis championships in front of the world’s media the following month.
Lovely: Experts valued Maya’s emerald-cut diamond engagement ring at £800,000
A source said after their engagement: “Ben loves Maya and is head over heels in love with her. He picked up the ring at Jewelers’ Row in Philadelphia’s diamond district the day before he proposed…
“He chose the ring himself and felt like he knew exactly what she would want. Maya said yes and they are both thrilled.”
The couple enjoyed a trip to Turks and Caicos with a group of friends last June.
Maya appeared in a sweet photo from vacation with her boyfriend and a pal that captured the lovebirds sitting on a beach deep in conversation.
And in July, they were spotted together on vacation in Las Vegas.
Ben previously dated Kendall Jenner, 26, but the couple called things off in May 2019 after months of dating.
Maya, meanwhile, dated rapper Stormzy for four years, with the couple splitting that same year – ending their relationship to focus on their careers instead.
However, the pair were spotted in the smoking area at the 2021 GQ Men Of The Year Awards looking cozy together.
Together: Maya and Ben were first linked romantically in June 2021 after they were spotted enjoying a night out together at Sexy Fish restaurant in London’s Mayfair
The two stars had been one of the most popular couples in showbiz prior to their shock split, when the stunning presenter moved out of their home just after her 25th birthday.
Stormzy seemed to address rumors he’d strayed into in his subsequent music releases – with his song Lessons, which was said to be about the heartbreaking breakup, and the lyrics in which he admitted he “did the dirt” on the TV star.
However, the award-winning musician later revealed that he had not been unfaithful throughout their relationship, instead admitting to showing “disrespect” to his famous ex.
“If there was a box of what a good woman is, she ticks everyone, she is amazing. But I didn’t cheat on her. I wasn’t actually cheating,” he told HOT 97 in early 2020.
‘Don’t take it the wrong way, I’m definitely still an asshole. 100%, that’s a fact. i am an asshole
“But I thought now would be a good time to say I didn’t cheat on my ex.”
Cute: The couple went public when they kissed in the stands at the Wimbledon tennis championships in front of the world’s media the following month
https://www.dailymail.co.uk/tvshowbiz/article-11663259/Maya-Jama-sent-legal-letter-demanding-return-800k-engagement-ring.html?ns_mchannel=rss&ns_campaign=1490&ito=1490 Maya Jama ‘receives legal letter to return £800,000 engagement ring’