Ella Mai Howell, born on November 3, 1994, is an English singer and songwriter who launched into international stardom after her 2018 song “Boo’d Up” became a hit in several corners of the world. Her musical career began in 2014 when she joined “X Factor” as a part of the trio singing group Arize. She pursued a solo career after that and released songs on SoundCloud. After DJ Mustard discovered her, she signed with 10 Summer Records and Interscope Records. Her first EP, titled “Time,” was released in 2016.
Mai’s breakthrough came with the release of her hit song “Boo’d Up” in 2018, which reached the top of the Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart. The song earned Mai three Grammy nominations, including Best R&B Song and Song of the Year. Despite her success in the music industry, Mai has always been private about her personal life. However, in 2020, rumors began circulating that she was dating NBA star Jayson Tatum. This article will explore the rumored relationship between the two and what we know about it.
Inside Jayson Tatum And Ella Mai’s Relationship
In 2020, Ella Mai was rumored to be dating Jayson Tatum, a professional basketball player for the Boston Celtics. The two have kept their relationship out of the public eye, but they were first linked when Mai shared a photo in Tatum’s residence on social media. Later, they were seen together at a Fourth of July party hosted by entrepreneur Michael Rubin at the Hamptons.
While there is no information on how the two met, actor Michael Blackson confirmed their relationship during an interview on “The Breakfast Club” when he said that Tatum introduced Mai as his girlfriend.
Fans of the couple were thrilled to hear about their relationship, with many taking to social media to express their excitement. Despite this, Mai and Tatum have not addressed the rumors surrounding their alleged relationship.
Although Mai doesn’t talk about her relationship with Tatum, she has expressed her views on love in interviews. The singer has admitted that she likes giving her friends advice about romantic pursuits and enjoys their guidance, claiming she is a “mess” like her friends. She also believes she is good at spotting people in a relationship, but knows that things may not always be as they seem on the outside.
Who Is Jayson Tatum?
Jayson Tatum, born on March 3, 1998, is a professional basketball player for the Boston Celtics of the National Basketball Association (NBA). He played college basketball for the Duke Blue Devils before being drafted by the Celtics in 2017.
Tatum has been making waves in the sports scene, with an impressive record in the NBA. In the 2020-2021 season, he averaged 26.4 points, 7.4 rebounds, and 4.3 assists per game, leading the Celtics to the NBA playoffs.
Tatum is known for his skill on the court, but he has also been recognized for his philanthropic work. In 2021, he partnered with UNICEF to launch the “19 Days of Giving” campaign to raise awareness and funds for children in need.
Before he was linked to Ella Mai, Tatum was in a relationship with Samantha Amos and Toriah Lachell in the 2010s. He shares a son with Lachell named Jayson Christopher Tatum Jr. Tatum has not publicly commented on his past relationship or his rumored relationship with Mai.