With an angelic voice and heartfelt lyrics that pour from the soul, the UK’s Ella Mai has singlehandedly soundtracked every modern-day wedding and love story. Going viral for her Grammy-nominated R&B single “Boo’d Up,” it only makes sense that inquiring minds wonder just who could have Ella Mai’s heart.

Romantically linked to Boston Celtics player Jayson Tatum since 2020, the two have kept their celebrity relationship pretty under wraps, but that hasn’t stopped the world from prying. Here’s everything we know about Ella Mai’s boyfriend and how their love came to be.

They Were First Spotted in 2020

Though they’ve never officially announced their union, fans began to speculate the two were an item after the singer shared a photo in Tatum’s residence in early 2020. The duo certainly aren’t known for red carpet photos, nor for sharing insight into their relationship on social media, but glimpses of them attending a star-studded Fourth of July party and sneaking through industry events together have helped the evidence pile up.

Who Is Ella Mai’s Boyfriend, Jayson Tatum?

One of the NBA’s most promising, Tatum played a fundamental role in getting the Celtics to the 2022 NBA finals. He’s now working on a five-year, $163 million contract deal that will take him through the 2025-26 season with Boston.

Jayson Tatum #0 of the Boston Celtics drives against Haywood Highsmith #24 of the Miami Heat (Photo by Megan Briggs/Getty Images)

Before he made it to the league, however, the 25-year-old was raised in St. Louis, Missouri by a mother who was a practicing attorney and a father who coached basketball. He currently resides in Newton, Massachusetts, in a pretty impressive mansion, and credits Jesus for the success he’s garnered thus far. Besides basketball, he runs a candy company for kids and adults.

The Couple Was Confirmed in August 2022

Mai and Tatum may be more keen on keeping their private life private, but it seems like not everyone got the memo. In an interview with “The Breakfast Club,” actor Michael Blackson accidentally confirmed the relationship, sharing an anecdote from a party in which he ran into the couple. When greeting Tatum, Blackson asked the basketball player why he “was good,” to which Tatum responded, “Because I’m with her,” while pointing to Mai. Referencing her as his girl, it’s the only evidence we truly need to celebrate the confirmation of their love.

She’s Playing Stepmom

While Mai hasn’t been linked with anyone else, this certainly isn’t Tatum’s first serious relationship. Before meeting Mai, Tatum dated licensed professional hair stylist Toriah Lachell from 2014 to 2017, and the two welcomed a son shortly after he was drafted into the NBA. Jayson Christopher Tatum Jr., also known as Deuce, has made a name for himself, dazzling everyone with his cuteness while joining his father on the court.

Ella Mai is seen arriving to the Carolina Herrera fashion show on September 12, 2023 in New York City. (Photo by Jason Howard/Bauer-Griffin/GC Images)

While Mai has never spoken to being a step-parent, she’s surely got enough love to go around. The 27-year-old songstress openly shared about wanting a family of her own one day, speaking to the maternal instinct that’s already thriving in her. As their love continues to blossom, we can only hope that the love will last to see those dreams through.