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Biography of Ella Mai [Age, Height, Family, Boyfriend, Achievements & Net Worth]



There’s no free space for athletic stars, from rumors, specifically about their love life and affairs. Similarly, here is a biography of NBA and NFL star Jayson Tatum‘s present girlfriend, often mistaken as his wife, Ella Mai.

Despite having several dating rumors, Jayson and Mai have been dating since 2019.

On the other side, Ella is more known for her singing profession and has several famous songs on her singing list. Meanwhile, this couple is rumored to have been dating for more than 2 years.

Among a number of the hit lists, Ella is more likely to have fame from her breakthrough single “Boo’d Up.” Currently, she is in the limelight as a lover of NBA basketball athlete Jayson Tatum.

Additionally, Jayson has a son with his previous lover. But, Mai has her own identity in the music industry. Likewise, she claimed several prestigious awards and honors in the music industry.

Recently, she has been streaming her new song, ‘NOT ANOTHER LOVE SONG,’ with its clothing collections.

Furthermore, Ella once stated that she is proud to inspire many young ones, especially women in the world.

As the singer is well-known for being a pop star from British, she satisfied many youngsters globally. Thus, she made a great impact on many ones.

Likewise, Ella is more famous for her relationship with Jayson Tatum. Hence, below we have her biography in detail.

Quick Facts

Learning more about Ella Mai in detail, here are some of the quick facts related to her life as shown below:

Full Name Ella Mai Howell
Known as Ella Mai
Nickname Mai
Birth Date November 3, 1994
Birth Place London, United Kingdom
Residence Los Angeles, United States
Religion Christian
Nationality British
Ethnicity Black
Education Queens High School of Teaching, Liberal Arts and the Sciences, BIMM Brighton
Horoscope Scorpio
Father’s Name N/A
Mother’s Name N/A
Siblings 1 (Miles Mai)
Age 27 years old
Height 5’5″ (165 cm)
Weight 57 kg (121 lbs)
Eye Color Brown
Hair Color Black
Body type Athletic
Profession Musician/Band
Marital Status Unmarried
Beginning of Professional Career 2018
Retirement N/A
Honors Billboard, Grammy, VMA,
Net Worth $6 million
Debut X-Factor
Jayson Tatum Merch  Rookie Card, Poster
Social Media FacebookInstagramTwitter
Last Update June, 2022

Ella Mai | Early and Personal Life

Nowadays, more than American singing stars, British singers are also breaking records over multimedia. One of them happens to be Ella Mai, born on 3rd November 1994, in London, England.

In addition, she was born just two years after Stansfield’s milestone in the genre’s heyday.

Meanwhile, Ella was raised on Lauryn Hill, Brandy, Destiny’s child, and Mariah Carey.

Likewise, her mother is Jamaican, and her father is Irish, and she also has a younger brother named Miles. Unfortunately, their parents split when Ella was young.

Thus, their mother handled everything and properly raised Ella and her brother Miles.

Similarly, her mother used to be a teacher and a big fan of American Jazz music. She even named Ella after the name of Ella Fitzgerald.

Growing up with such a mixed atmosphere, Ella got into music from an early age. Their house constantly sounded music full of jazz, reggae, blues, and rhythm back in the day.

As much as Ella’s mother was devoted to music, Ella’s idol at her younger age was Alicia Keys. Afterward, she decided to devote herself deeply to music.


Accordingly, having so much interest in the music industry, Ella moved to the New York at twelve. And later returned to her homeland after graduation.

Afterward, back in the UK, she attended the British and Irish Modern Music Institute in London.

Simultaneously with proper knowledge of music, she took part in one of the X-Factor’s singing reality show.

Likewise, there she had a trio group named ‘Arize.’ Unfortunately, it broke as the group did not make it to the advance beyond the initial audition. Moreover, Ella moved on to her solo career.

Ella Mai – British Sensation in Pop Music | Career

Just after departing from the group made in X-Factor, Arize, the same year, Ella uploaded her originals. But Mai still is in touch with her teammates of Arize.

Meanwhile, the song was from Soundcloud, and she published clips of covers via Instagram.

Although the sound was not on the hit list, it eventually grabbed the attention of renowned producer DJ Mustard.


Accordingly, Mai made her proper debut with ‘Time,’ a poised EP of sleek, contemporary R&B. Consequently, there was her six-track release in collaboration and featured with the Ty Dolla $ign.

On the contrary, “She Don’t” established Mai as a fiercely loyal and ruthless spite in an incisive manner singer.

Thus, the song succeeded in grabbing the attention of many more. Furthermore, Mai back again got to collab with Mustard assisted EPs.

Ella Mai with DJ Mustard

For instance, in November 2016, they released ‘Change.’ And just after four months of it, they brought up ‘Ready.’

Career Growth

Afterward, Ready precast her next song called “Boo’d Up,” a love ballad reminiscent of R&B’s pre-new jack swing era. Thus, the song caught so many fan followers and made it crack the Billboard Hot 100 in April 2018.

Simultaneously, three months later, “Boo’d Up” ranked fifth on the chart list. Hence, it was an unusually long period of ascent.

Similarly, Ella released her self-titled debut album where was “Trip” placed. Meanwhile, this made Boo’d Up to ranked off to the eleventh position in October.

Up to this point of releasing at least two hit ones, Ella Mai undoubtedly debuted at number five on the Billboard 200. In addition, the song was nominated for the Grammy Awards in Song of the Year and Best R&B Song for 2019 categories.


She starred as a guest on Ed Sheeran‘s “Put It All on Me.” Besides all, in October 2020, she released her single “Not Another Love Song.”

Ella Mai and Jayson Tatum | Love Life

Reportedly, Ella Mai is the current girlfriend of NBA star Jayson Tatum. Likewise, the couple has allegedly has been together since 2019.

Jayson Tatum

Among the numerous basketball player, Jayson Tatum is one of the athletes who grew up playing basketball from an early age.

Moreover, he made his destiny with all of the effort and hard work. Thus, he currently plays for the National Basketball Association and plays for the American National Team.

Likewise, the athlete is associated with the Boston Celtics within the NBA. Besides all, the player was born on 3rd March 1990, in St.Louis, Missouri, United States.

Like Ella, Jayson was also raised by a single mother. But, on the other side, his father, Justin Tatum, inspired him to be a basketball player.

NBA star Jayson Tatum

Furthermore, in his entire athletic career, Jayson earned quite a lot of fame and earnings. He even claimed remarkable honors and prestigious awards.

Similarly, he broke and marked numerous records with fame. Thus, he has a large number of fan followers.


Before meeting Ella Mai, Jayson was already a wonderful father to Jayson Christopher Tatum Jr. whom he had with his former high school sweetheart girlfriend, Toriah Lachell.

However, the child was born on 7th December 2017, who is currently known as Deuce.

Despite being a national player and involved in several brand endorsements, Jayson still manages to have time for his child. Thus, he is enlisted as a caring and wonderful father to Duece.

Ella Mai | Awards and Honors

  • Song of Summer; VMA Nominee (Boo’d Up): 2018
  • Soul Train Music Award for Best Song of the Year: 2018
  • Best R&B; VMA Nominee (Trip): 2018
  • Song of the Year; Grammy Nominee (Boo’d Up): 2019
  • Best R&B song; Grammy Winner (Boo’d Up): 2019
  • BET Award for Viewer’s Choice: 2019
  • Top R&B song; Billboard Music Award: 2019
  • iHeartRadio Music Award for R&B Artist of the Year: 2019
  • Top R&B Artist; Billboard Music Award: 2019
  • Best Female R&B/Pop Artist; Bet Award Nominee: 2019
  • Top R&B Female Artist; Billboard Music Award: 2019
  • NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Album: 2019
  • Best R&B Album; Grammy Nominee: 2020
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