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Maya Jama’s estranged dad reveals how his stints in and out of prison ruined their relationship

Maya Jama’s estranged father has opened up about how being in and out of prison negatively impacted his relationship with the TV character. 

The star has been open in the previous about her dad Hussein spending time in and out of jail from she was simply two years outdated and her youthful brother Omar was a child.

And an a brand new interview with The Sun, Hussein has revealed how his stints in jail led to Maya’s mom Sadie following by on her phrase to go away him if he did not keep out of bother – whereas he says that his well-known daughter Maya, 26, has reduce him off. 


Family woes: Maya Jama’s estranged father has opened up about how being in and out of prison negatively impacted his relationship with the TV character. Pictured final month

Hussein informed the publication: ‘I bear in mind when she was an adolescent, I had simply come out of prison and she was spherical at my mum’s home so I popped in and mentioned, “Do you want to give your dad a hug?” She mentioned, “I don’t want to talk to you, Dad”. I hoped it was a teenage factor and it could go.’

Bar employee Hussein, who informed The Sun that he had been imprisoned for numerous crimes whereas his daughter grew up in Bristol, did have an emotional reunion with his daughter on the 2017 Channel 5 documentary When Dads Kill.

Hussein has now mentioned that he was upset with the title of the present, as he hadn’t ever  murdered anyone, however he nonetheless held out hope that it could result in an improved relationship with his daughter, who’s having fun with success as a broadcaster. 

‘I used to be good to my phrase and stored out of bother, however I haven’t spoken to her since,’ he mentioned. ‘I’ve tried to contact Maya and simply wish to be in contact as a result of life is just too brief. I’d like to take her out for a meal to place my aspect throughout and clarify that I by no means meant to harm her.’

Proud parents: Back in 2018, Maya tweeted a snapshot of her mother Sadie and father Hussein

Proud dad and mom: Back in 2018, Maya tweeted a snapshot of her mom Sadie and father Hussein

He added: ‘It hurts. I’m at all times passing my quantity on to my son and saying, “Let your sister know I’m thinking about her”. I ship Maya textual content messages at Christmas and when it’s her birthday… But I’ve come to just accept that she has her life and I don’t match into it proper now. I hope sooner or later I’ll.’

MailOnline has conatcted a consultant for Maya Jama for remark.

In an interview with Marie Claire, printed in April, Maya revealed that rising up with out her father current was not one thing she ‘sat at dwelling and cried about’.

Her dad spent a lot of her childhood in and out of prison for numerous sentences however Maya informed how something that appeared unhappy in her life, she would make a joke out of.

She mentioned: ‘Anything that appears tragic or may make individuals really feel sorry for me, I make a joke out of. I assume it is as a result of I’m OK with it. I’ve accepted it and I do not need you making me really feel such as you’re sorry for me.

TV success: Bristol-born Maya is currently co-hosting Crouchy's Year Late Euros on BBC One

TV success: Bristol-born Maya is at present co-hosting Crouchy’s Year Late Euros on BBC One 

‘If individuals mentioned, ‘Where’s your dad?’ I’d say, ‘Oh, he is in jail’ and I’d giggle about it. It wasn’t one thing I sat at dwelling and cried about.’

Maya added that she enjoys relationship together with her stepfather and is grateful she bought to see a ‘loving relationship’ play out between him and her mom Sadie.

She mentioned: ‘When I used to be 10, my mum met my stepfather and he’s the loveliest man. So I bought to see a loving relationship, which I feel is what can have an effect on younger ladies rising up with no dad – not experiencing love first-hand and seeing how a wholesome relationship must be. Dad wasn’t round, however I had all of the love I wanted from elsewhere.’ 

Back in November, Maya mentioned the guilt she felt after telling cops that her father was hiding underneath a mattress in their dwelling after they got here in search of him.

Moving on: In an April interview with Marie Claire, Maya revealed that growing up without her father present was not something she 'sat at home and cried about'. Pictured in 2020

Moving on: In an April interview with Marie Claire, Maya revealed that rising up with out her father current was not one thing she ‘sat at dwelling and cried about’. Pictured in 2020

The TV and radio presenter spoke to promoter Eddie Hearn on his BBC Sounds podcast No Passion No Point, about her upbringing and rise to success.

Discussing the incident throughout their chat, Maya informed how she felt answerable for her father going to prison for round a year as a result of she revealed the place he was hiding.

Reflecting on how she felt about her childhood, she mentioned: ‘It’s regular. If you do not know the rest while you’re youthful than that is simply your regular.

‘You’re informed to inform the reality to police and stuff, so when he was hiding underneath the mattress I assumed I used to be the rationale he went to jail for the primary year as a result of I informed them he was hiding underneath the mattress like they weren’t going to seek out him anyway.’

Eddie quizzed Maya on how it made her really feel that her upbringing was totally different to the opposite children at her college.

She mentioned: ‘I did not actually discover any distinction till perhaps secondary college after I began going to different individuals’s homes, they’d have a special arrange and their dads had been actually concerned however mine I needed to go to two hours down the motorway.’

‘It did not actually really feel like an excessive amount of of an issue as a result of I’ve a very nice stepdad, he and my mum have been collectively for like 19 years now and he crammed that void and my dad’s aspect of the household like my aunties had been actually supportive.

‘So they overcompensated for issues I’d lack in not having my dad round. My mum used to babysit rather a lot of the boys in space in order that they grew up and bought actually protecting so I had like one million dads, which made me really feel like I wasn’t lacking out an excessive amount of I feel.’ 

Guilt: Back in November, Maya discussed the guilt she felt after telling police officers that her father was hiding under a bed in their home when they came looking for him. Pictured in 2020

Guilt: Back in November, Maya mentioned the guilt she felt after telling cops that her father was hiding underneath a mattress in their dwelling after they got here in search of him. Pictured in 2020


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