Maya Jama And Stormzy Relationship Timeline, From 2014 to 2024

The couple had gained popularity amongst fans, and spoke about each other naturally in interviews – Stormzy even spoke of proposing in 2017. He told The Mirror: “I’m still so young but I want to propose, it’s going to happen and I will do it right. She is so sick, she is the best.”

2019: Maya Jama and Stormzy split after four years together

Fans were gutted to learn that the couple had called it quits in 2019, with rumours swirling as to the reasons why. Maya’s representative released a statement that read: “Maya has moved out of their home in south west London. The decision isn’t one she has come to lightly, but ultimately the relationship has come to an end. She wants to focus on her TV and radio career for now.”

Stormzy dropped his album Heavy Is The Head during the same year, which appeared to reference his split from Maya in the track Lessons.

Some of the most telling lyrics go: “You taught me love, oh, what a gift / I know that it’s hard, too hard to forgive / And to be honest if I were you / I’d be the same way / To be honest if I were you / Then I’d be unforgiving too.”

As well as: “I done the dirt and then I figured that you’ll dig it out, but that’s a coward move, I guess you got me figured out, I know you’ll never listen now.”

2020: Stormzy opens up about the breakup

Stormzy said he had “never loved anyone” like Maya in a YouTube interview with Charlamagne Tha God, suggesting he would have loved to make their relationship work. He also denied ever cheating on her.

“I would love to be the man who she needs, I would love to do all the things that make this work. I want to marry her, I want to have her children,” he said.

2021: Maya moves on with a new relationship

In 2021, Maya dated – and subsequently became engaged to – Australian basketball star Ben Simmons. The pair made their public debut at Wimbledon that year, but in 2022 they called off their engagement.

2022: Stormzy talks to Louis Theroux about his relationship with Maya

The rapper spoke openly in a documentary with Louis Theroux about his split from Maya and the impact it had on him. “That’s probably the biggest loss a man can have, isn’t it? Away from someone passing away, that’s the biggest loss you can have,” he said.

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