Maya Jama and Ben Simmons just happened to be at the same restaurant together amid dating rumours

Maya Jama and Ben Simmons enjoyed a romantic meal for two (Picture: CH Images)

If Maya Jama and Ben Simmons aren’t dating, it’s a huge coincidence that they happened to be at the same restaurant at the same time last weekend. 

TV presenter Maya was spotted leaving trendy Mayfair restaurant Sexy Fish coincidentally a few minutes after NBA star Ben also exited the London eatery. 

The rumoured couple tried to remain lowkey by leaving separately but were both escorted out by Ben’s security team. Maya, 26, was pictured sitting in a large people carrier which Ben was already waiting in before reportedly heading back to his hotel. 

It appears Ben, 24, jetted over to London to reunite with Maya shortly after his team, the Philadelphia 76ers, crashed out of the NBA playoffs following a disappointing performance. 

The sports star has since informed the Australian Olympic basketball team that he will not be representing his country in the Tokyo Games this August in order to ‘focus on developing his skills’.

It also frees up his schedule giving him plenty of time to hangout with Maya this summer. 

The former BBC Radio 1 presenter was first linked to Ben, who previously dated Kendall Jenner, in 2019. 

Maya was clearly having a great night (Picture: CH IMAGES)
Ben jetted over to London last week to reunite with his rumoured girlfriend (Picture: CH IMAGES)

However, things ramped up again in recent weeks after fans noticed similarities in some of their Instagram posts. 

In one photo, Maya was seen sitting on a countertop holding a wine glass in a large plush kitchen which reportedly belongs to Ben. She wore a pair of long red shorts with the LA Lakers logo which, perhaps coincidentally, Ben also wore in an Instagram post shared in October. 

A troll left a negative comment under Maya’s post, writing: ‘Posting in his house before he’s claimed you because he’s not liking. Yikes.’ 

However, Ben jumped in to defend his rumoured girlfriend and hit back in a now-deleted comment: ‘Ayyy don’t be talking to my girl like that now smh.’ 

The TV presenter reportedly headed back to Ben’s hotel (Picture: CH IMAGES)

Adding fuel to the burning fire, one eagle-eyed fan spotted Ben outside a store in the US as he walked beside a woman who appeared to be the British presenter. In a photo of the pair shared on social media, the woman could be seen wearing a green tracksuit which Maya has been pictured in recently. 

‘Just saw Ben Simmons at Target,’ the social media user captioned the image. 

Stirring the rumours further, Ben showed affection for the TV star by posting a heart-eye and head blown emoji under a photo of her looking stunning as per. 

A source recently claimed that things were ‘hotting up’ for the couple, telling The Mirror: ‘They are really into each other and the fact she flew to Philadelphia to be with him says a lot. They had a fun two weeks together. It’s nice to see her so happy.’ 

More than a year ago, another source said Maya and Ben were ‘taking time to get to know each other to see if there’s a real spark’. 

Metro.co.uk reached out to Maya’s rep who declined to comment. 

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