Ben Simmons has been in the spotlight all season for the Philadelphia 76ers. After his shocking and disappointing performance in last year’s NBA playoff loss to the Atlanta Hawks, Ben wanted to leave Philly.

He has asked to be traded on several occasions and cited mental health issues as the reason for his absence from the squad. Sixers fans never want to see Ben represent their team again, and he gladly accepts. His downfall from a promising young star who would lead Philly to playoff glory to a disappointing player and offensive challenges shattered bridges across the organization.

However, as this saga continues to unfold and the Sixers seek business partners, Ben’s off-court life appears to be thriving. Over the summer he was seen falling in love with British TV host Maya Jama (27) during the famous Wimbledon tennis tournament. It seems to have been around when the couple first started dating, and now they’ve taken the next step.

According to The Sun, Simmons proposed to Jama over the Christmas vacation, and she said yes, after less than a year of dating the couple are looking to tie the knot soon.

Sources familiar with the situation say the proposal went well, and Ben and Maya are excited to start a life together: “Ben adores Maya and has fallen head over heels in love with her. He chose the ring himself and felt he knew exactly what she would like. Maya said yes and they are both delighted. He and Maya have been together a lot less time but luckily she said yes. Ben was so excited, but they decided to keep the news low key and only tell those closest to them. “

Although they did not go public with their engagement, sources continued to say they were happy with how everything had turned out: “The news is going to come out eventually, but they are keen to keep it a secret until. ‘to the New Year. Ben almost fell in love with Maya. immediately and was absolutely wowed by her sheer beauty. He tells his friends that he loves the fact that she has her own career and that he is struck by his British accent. “

What do you think about the fact that Ben Simmons and Maya Jama got engaged so soon after they started dating?

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