Ben Simmons and fiancée Maya Jama have ended their engagement, The Post can confirm.
The Nets star and British television personality were unable to make their relationship work due to their busy schedules and long distance.
“It’s been a difficult time for them,” a source close to the couple told The Post. “While they both care for each other so much, they truly gave it their all and realize that they just come from two different worlds. They now understand they don’t have the time they thought to dedicate to this relationship.”
Maya Jama and Ben Simmons in New York on April 4, 2022.GC Images
Simmons is in Brooklyn preparing for the upcoming NBA season, while Jama is based in the UK, where she is juggling a number of TV and modeling jobs.
“After many long nights and hours of heartfelt talks, they finally realized as much as they love each other, their nonstop careers and endless travel have made it incredibly impossible to make it work, the source said.
“They had no idea the challenges they would face when handling all the logistics of making a life together in two countries,” the source continued, adding that the decision to end their engagement is “one of the hardest decisions of their lives.”
Ben Simmons and Maya Jama kiss at Wimbledon in 2021.WireImage
Both Simmons and Jama hope to remain in each other’s lives, as “there is a lot of love between them,” the source said.
Earlier this month, the couple appeared to shut down breakup rumors in separate tweets that did not directly address their relationship.
Simmons is focused on making his return to the court following back surgery in May. The Australian guard missed all of last season with the Sixers and Nets due to a back injury and mental health issues.
Ben Simmons steps out with Maya Jama at Wimbledon in July 2021.Getty Images
Ben Simmons practices before a Nets game on April 10, 2022.Corey Sipkin for the NY POST
The Nets acquired Simmons in February from the Sixers in a blockbuster trade for James Harden.
Meanwhile, Jama is heading back to London to focus on her career, the source said.
Simmons and Jama, who kept their romance mostly private, were first linked in May 2021, when they attended Wimbledon together. They quietly got engaged over the holidays, according to reports.