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Maya Jama and Stormzy's relationship timeline – get all the details

The Love Island star dated Stormzy for four years, splitting in 2019 - and the pair are finally back together! 

Maya Jama and Stormzy attend the Elle Style Awards 2017
Megan Bull
TV Writer
Updated: 19 February 2024
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Fresh off the back of hosting her second series of Love Island and having the trip of a lifetime in Ibiza to celebrate her 29th birthday, Maya Jama rekindled her relationship with Stormzy last year. Delighting fans following months of will they/won't they speculation, the pair confirmed that they're officially back together by going hand-in-hand on a Greek holiday in August. 

And now in a major milestone for the couple, Stormzy is expected to support his girlfriend at the grand final of Love Island: All Stars. Here, HELLO! takes a look back at their relationship timeline… 

WATCH: Maya Jama returns in Love Island: All Stars official trailer

2014 - Maya Jama and Stormzy meet for the first time

During a joint interview with Vogue, the couple opened up about their first meeting in 2014. "We met in October, then we were going out by January," said Stormzy. "You know, if I'm really honest, I knew I fancied him from the start," explained Maya.

"But I didn't want anything yet, because, you know, you're trying to do the whole friend situation first, and then I'd do, like, obvious hints that I fancied him and then take it back because I didn't know if he definitely liked me. It was a childish phase. And then one day we just kissed, and that was that!"

Maya Jama and Stormzy at Idris Elba Christmas Party © David M. Benett
Maya Jama and Stormzy met in October 2014

2015 - Maya Jama and Stormzy start dating

Crowned couple goals by fans, during their time together, Maya and Stormzy received plenty of media attention. Recalling what it was like, in 2020, the Love Island star appeared on Shopping with Keith Lemon, where she told the comedian: "I didn't ever feel like a celebrity couple.

"Everyone else made it like that. We just had a normal relationship. And then everyone was just talking about it. We met when we were like 20 before anyone cared about us. So then it was just a normal relationship. Basically, I always said it was like a normal relationship but people wanted to look at it more and talk about it more."

Maya Jama and Stormzy at the Elle Style Awards 2017© Getty
Maya revealed that she and Stormzy never felt like a celebrity couple

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2019 - Maya Jama and Stormzy decide to split

After four years of dating, Maya and Stormzy decided to split in 2019. Following the news of their breakup, the 'Hide & Seek' singer has since reflected on the tough times that arose after the end of their relationship. In 2022, he told GQ: "I think my break up with Maya was still really heavy on my heart. I'd never experienced a breakup and the feelings that come with a breakup. And I never wanted to ever be in a position again where I felt what I was feeling. Because it showed me that I was a boy. And I do not want to go any further as a boy. I've seen how that manifests in other people. And I don't want to be like that."

In a 2023 interview with The Sunday Times, Maya also addressed their former relationship, explaining: "We were so young when we met, just beginning our careers. I don't think either of us knew it was going to be such a big thing."

Maya Jama and Stormzy at The KA & GRM Daily Rated Awards 2017© Getty
Stormzy opened up about how the breakup had affected him

2022 - Stormzy blames himself for split

Stormzy opened up about their relationship while chatting to Louis Theroux on Louis Theroux Interviews... He said: "My break-up, that was probably the biggest catalyst for growth as a man. It was like, 'Okay, you made a mistake and you lose someone you loved, someone you cared for, someone who is special to you. 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."

Maya Jama and Stormzy 
Pretty Little Thing x Maya Jama party, MNKY HSE, London, UK - 25 Jun 2018© Hannah Young/Shutterstock
The singer said he'd made mistakes in his relationship with Maya

2022 - Maya Jama responds to rumours that she's back with Stormzy

In 2022, there were rumours that Maya and Stormzy had reconciled, especially after they attended some of the same events, including the GQ Men of the Year 2022 awards in London. While many hoped that the former couple had reconnected, Maya's team later confirmed that the rumours were, in fact, false and that the pair had become good friends. She added: "I’m really, really single right now. Newly single. It’s only been a month.. but it’s nice."

Stormzy has been open about his regrets and has said he's "never loved anyone" like Maya © Getty
Fans always hoped the two would get back together

2023 – Maya Jama reunites with Stormzy at his headline gig

In August 2023, Maya attended All Points East festival to watch Stormzy perform his headline set. Maya and the rapper could be seen chatting backstage among friends as well as engaging in a one-on-one conversation.

Stormzy performs at All Points East Festival 2023 during his 'This Is What We Mean Day' at Victoria Park© Jim Dyson
Stormzy performs at All Points East Festival 2023 during his 'This Is What We Mean Day' at Victoria Park

Later, Maya was also then pictured in the crowd supporting her good friend while Stormzy graced the stage and wowed the festivalgoers with his epic set.

2023 - Maya Jama and Stormzy holiday together in Greece

Maya Jama in brown bikini© Instagram
Maya and Stormzy confirmed their romance after jetting off to Greece together

This week, Maya and Stormzy finally went public with their relationship when they were photographed hand-in-hand in Greece. The couple looked the picture of happiness in new photos obtained by MailOnline, proving their relationship is very much back on.

Eagle-eyed followers on Instagram and TikTok had initially noticed that the pool Stormzy was filming himself from was incredibly similar to the infinity pool Maya had been posing in on Hydra Island.

The Radio 1 presenter then filmed a tongue-in-cheek video responding to the headlines about their romance.

2024 - Stormzy supports Maya at the Love Island: All Stars final

It's official, Stormzy has touched down in South Africa to support Maya at the Love Island: All Stars final! According to the Mail Online, the rapper is expected to be in the audience, cheering on his girlfriend – so keep an eye out!

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