Report: Nets’ Ben Simmons ends engagement with fiancée

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After an offseason to recover playmaking forward Ben Simmons looks to take the hardwood this season for the Brooklyn Nets, but off the court, the young talent has reportedly split from his soon-to-be wife.

Jenna Lemoncelli of the New York Post reported that the couple has ended their engagement. She states that Simmons’ busy basketball recovery and training alongside long-distance issues with British television host Maya Jama led to the separation.

“It’s been a difficult time for them. While they both care for each other so much, they truly gave it their all and realize that they just come from two different worlds. They now understand they don’t have the time they thought to dedicate to this relationship,” a source told The Post. “After many long nights and hours of heartfelt talks, they finally realized as much as they love each other, their nonstop careers and endless travel have made it incredibly impossible to make it work,” the source said. “They had no idea the challenges they would face when handling all the logistics of making a life together in two countries,” the source continued, adding that the decision to end their engagement is “one of the hardest decisions of their lives.”

Story originally appeared on Nets Wire