Maya Jama is said to have received a legal notice ordering her to return her £800,000 engagement ring from ex-fiancé Ben Simmons.
The Love Island host, 28, was asked to marry the basketball player, 26, last year, but the couple split up over the summer to focus on their respective jobs.
Ben proposed over the Christmas season of 2021, after a seven-month courtship at his £3.7 million mansion in New Jersey.
Despite the fact that they parted months ago, the athlete reportedly requested the costly jewellery back in a letter to the host.
Maya was reportedly taken aback by the request, which came with no prior notice that her ex-lover could wish to reclaim the jewellery.
‘Given Ben has never, until now, asked for the ring back, you can appreciate the letter came somewhat as a surprise to Maya,’ a source told The Sun.
They continued: ‘Ben was really shocked when she left and didn’t give him the ring back.
‘He was madly in love with her and thought it was forever so was really p***ed she didn’t give it back. It cost around $1million and they were engaged less than a year.’
It was then reported that the letter arrived for the broadcaster on Friday afternoon by MailOnline.
Their source shared: ‘Maya received a request from Ben’s representatives on Friday afternoon, asking her to return the engagement ring that he gave her as a gift last year.
‘This was the first time that she has been asked by Ben to return it and, for the avoidance of any doubt, she has never refused to return it.
‘Maya is making arrangements to return the ring to Ben and wishes him all the best.’
The Brooklyn Nets basketball player had a long-distance romance with the UK native, who travelled back and forth to America to spend time with her sweetheart.
Maya was initially romantically linked to Ben in June 2021, following her split from rapper Stormzy, when the two were pictured together on a night out at London’s Mayfair’s Sexy Fish restaurant.