Jayson Tatum’s Girlfriend Ella Mai: Relationship History and Other Interesting Details

Published 08/24/2021, 9:40 PM EDT
May 25, 2021; Brooklyn, New York, USA; Boston Celtics small forward Jayson Tatum (0) reacts after sustaining an injury while fighting for the ball against Brooklyn Nets power forward Kevin Durant (not pictured) during the third quarter of game two of the first round of the 2021 NBA Playoffs at Barclays Center. Mandatory Credit: Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports


Jayson Tatum is synonymous with the green jersey. The man did all the heavy lifting as the Celtics upset the Nets in Game 3 with Jayson scoring 50 points in the playoffs 2021. He’s a promising talent with Kobe Bryant’s hand on him and a very glorious career on the cards.

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However, when it comes to his romantic relationships, the man has tasted some bitter downfalls. Just like LeBron James or Cade Cunningham, Jayson became a father as a 19-YO. But the mother of his son, Deuce, soon separated as both Jay & Toriah Lachell parted ways. Ever since, a new woman has knocked on the green doors.

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Jayson Tatum and his newfound love interest

The lucky woman in Jay’s life is a popular R&B singer, Ella Mai. Reports suggest that Jayson Tatum’s relationship with Ella is still in its early stage. The couple allegedly started dating in October 2020, during the NBA off-season. That media caught Ella visiting Jayson’s house in Missouri, proved that something was brewing between the two. 

But both Jayson and Ella keeping their romance under the radar does not let much out. Ella’s Instagram has close to 20 posts, with most of them reflecting her love & passion for singing. Among her 3 million+ followers are James Harden (Nets) and Breanna Stewart (WNBA). 

She recently shared an IG story that more or less defined her. The meme had a woman asking, “would you date you?” To which another woman responds, “I’d be outside my house with a boombox in the rain.”

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Ella Mai and the very interesting facts attached to her

Before Ella, Jayson Tatum even dated Samie Amos, a Pittsburgh native, and a Duke Volleyball Alum. However, that relationship could not stand the test of time, as Jayson found his girlfriend in Ella. 

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Ella, 27, is a big name in the music industry and a product of the British and Irish Modern Music Institute. She even appeared on X Factor before launching her debut EP in 2015. Her songs, She Don’t and Boo’d Up are amongst the ones that set the music charts on fire. 

A Rolling Stone favorite, Ella even got Grammy nominations and since then has worked with major industry names. But the most interesting fact still remains.

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Jayson Tatum’s teammate Jaylen Brown is currently dating Ella’s friend and another big name, H.E.R. So that way, the Celtics are having their fun with R&B while we still await more picture-proof of their relation.

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Sourabh Singh

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Sourabh Singh is an NBA sports analyst for EssentiallySports, who has been working with the site since May 2020. Prior to this, he functioned as Managing Editor at WittyFeed, followed by a stint at Decathlon. The Sports Management graduate leads an active lifestyle, veering to the mountains for off-trail adventures.

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