Ana de Armas and Ben Affleck Break Up: All the Details
The world's favorite quarantine couple is over after less than a year together. What happened?
Ana de Armas and Ben Affleck are over. "Ben is no longer dating Ana," a source told People. "She broke it off. Their relationship was complicated. Ana doesn't want to be Los Angeles–based and Ben obviously has to since his kids live in Los Angeles." The separation was friendly, another source close to the couple added. "This is something that was mutual and something that is completely amicable," the insider told People. "They are in different points in their lives; there is deep love and respect there. Ben continues to want to work on himself. He has three jobs lined up and he's a solid father at home. They are both happy with where they are in their lives."
The Cuban actress, 32 and Affleck, 48, met while filming the upcoming thriller Deep Water in New Orleans and began dating in March 2020. They vacationed together to Cuba and Costa Rica, and she met Affleck's mom and his kids with actress Jennifer Garner. They were often spotted by paparazzi walking their dogs together and going for romantic outings in California. They also celebrated their birthdays together. They shared photos breaking a piñata at a desert resort for Ana's birthday, and she got the actor a BMW motorcycle as a gift for his big day.
The split shocked many fans and happened over the phone, according to reports. "They have had numerous discussions about their future and they decided together to break up," a source told People.
After the split, photos of a life-size cutout of the actress were found in Affleck's trash outside his home and published by the Daily Mail, creating doubt over whether the separation was really amicable.
Page Six reports they separated because de Armas wanted to become a mother and Affleck — who is already a dad to Violet, 14, Seraphina, 11, and Samuel, 8 — did not want more children. "He would not commit to having more kids," the source said. "She is in her 30s. It was a dealbreaker."