Hollywood is a place where romantic fairytales rarely last long enough to be called happily ever afters and if recent reports are to be believed, another high-profile couple has joined the list- rumour is that Ben Affleck and Ana de Armas have split after being together for less than a year. As to why they split up is where the details get a little murky.
As fans of the actors would remember, reports of Ben Affleck and Ana de Armas being together had begun floating in early 2020, while they were busy shooting in New Orleans for their yet-to-be-released thriller mystery, Deep Water. The rumours gained further traction after the former Batman actor was seen with the actress in her native, Cuba, post which the couple had a romantic vacation in Costa Rica. What sealed the deal on the possibility that the duo was dating was Ana de Armas posting pictures of her 32nd birthday celebration, where she can be seen getting cosy with Affleck. They became Instagram official!
But now, tabloids are having a field day as they serve one report after another, detailing “how” and “why” Ben Affleck and Ana de Armas split.
“Ben is no longer dating Ana,” says People in its report. “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.”
“This is something that was mutual and something that is completely amicable,” the tabloid further adds, quoting an unknown source close to Ben Affleck and Ana de Armas. “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.”
But as per Page Six’s reports, Ben Affleck and Ana de Armas split up over whether or not they should have a family together, but it’s sources have also expressed hope that they will get back together soon enough. “He would not commit to having more kids,” said the insider. “She is in her 30s. It was a deal-breaker.”
“Ben is not in a place to start a new family. Both he and Ana have three jobs lined up. His family has, and will continue, to be his focus,” shared another source. Affleck already has three children with his ex-wife, actress Jennifer Garner– 14-year-old Violet, 11-year-old Seraphina, and 8-year-old Samuel.
The news of Ben Affleck and Ana de Armas’ split comes as a shocking development, especially after de Armas was recently reported to be “getting along great” with Affleck’s children.
And if the rumour mills are to be believed, then Ana de Armas has already gotten a “post-breakup haircut”. She recently appeared in a video message for her friend Claudia Muma and was seen in a chin-length bob and bangs. Now, only time or the couple can tell if the “Ben Affleck and Ana de Armas split” reports are true or the Knives Out star’s hairstyle is just an innocent haircut.