The personal lives of celebrities often attract a lot of attention from fans, who eagerly speculate about breakups and unexpected romantic connections. Maya Jama, the presenter of Love Island, has experienced this firsthand, having been in high-profile relationships with singer Stormzy and NBA player Ben Simmons. However, recent rumors linking her to Hollywood star Leonardo DiCaprio have prompted her to speak out.
Despite being seen wearing a gold necklace with the name 'Leo' on it while on vacation, which added fuel to rumors that she is romantically involved with the Hollywood actor, the 28-year-old Maya Jama has emphasized that the speculation needs to come to an end. She has dismissed the stories as "silly."
After these initial rumors, the actor denied that he had been on dates with Maya. Nonetheless, some fans remained skeptical, particularly after Maya shared a video of herself on vacation wearing a bikini and a necklace bearing the name 'Leo.' In response, Maya felt compelled to definitively address the rumors by quote-tweeting an article about her necklace.
Maya has firmly denied the rumors and requested that they be put to rest. In a statement, she declared, "While on vacation, I have been minding my own business and had previously stated that I would not give any attention to these foolish stories, but now it's time to stop. 'Leo' is simply my star sign as I was born on August 14, and it has nothing to do with dating Leonardo DiCaprio. Please move on."
Maya also responded to a fan on Twitter, saying that the story had been going on for a week and this was the final straw for her.
Maya's response to the rumors has been applauded by many, with people praising her for setting the record straight and empathizing with the challenges of being in the public eye. Some Twitter users even joked that Maya is older than many of the women Leonardo has been romantically linked to, poking fun at the criticism often aimed at the 48-year-old actor.
The rumors had originally been fueled by an insider quoted in The Sun, who claimed that Leonardo and Maya were in regular contact and enjoying each other's company, without rushing into anything too quickly. The source explained that given their long-distance situations, Maya and Leonardo were taking things day by day, with Leo said to be quite taken with Maya.