Ben Affleck and Ana de Armas’ breakup
Ben Affleck and Ana de Armas have officially split. In a few photographs captured by The Daily Mail, a life size cutout of Ana de Armas was seen thrown out in a garbage bin outside of Ben’s home. Two people made efforts to stuff it into the trash.
The life-size cut-out was a part of a prank played by Ben Affleck’s kids in the summer of last year. The cut-out features de Armas on her stomach with her feet crossed together behind her and a wide grin on her face. As for who threw the cut-out into the trash is still not known.
Ben’s brother Casey Affleck has denied being the one who threw the cut-out into the trash. “No, that’s not me,” said the actor.
“A bunch of people sent that picture to me and I was gonna tweet some, like, joke, response or something. And then I couldn’t think of one and a joke didn’t seem appropriate,” said Casey. “And I don’t have Twitter so that wasn’t going to work. But it definitely wasn’t me.”.
With this came the official notice on Monday that Ben Affleck and Ana de Armas have officially split for good.
A source told People magazine, “Ben is no longer dating Ana. 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.”
Another source told People, “This is something that was mutual and something that is completely amicable. 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. Ben and Ana’s friendship has not ended. They still talk regularly.”
Casey Affleck’s thoughts on his brother’s breakup
When Casey Affleck was approached about Ben Affleck and Ana de Armas’ split, he had a lot to say. The actor recently opened up about his brother’s breakup to Entertainment Tonight while promoting his new movie ‘Our Friend’
“The reality is, I think that this year has been really hard on people in relationships,” he said.
“I wouldn’t know because I’ve been single, but I bet there are a lot of people that have, you know, it’s been challenging to relationships,” he continued.
“I think that Ana is just the sweetest, funniest, smartest, most charming person. I think she won’t have any problems meeting somebody else. I saw her performance as Marilyn Monroe in this movie called ‘Blonde’, which hasn’t come out, and I would bet a lot that she’s gonna pick up every single award. She’s gonna have a good year. I’m not too worried about her,” the 45-year-old actor said in praise of de Armas.
“I think she’s a catch in every way. And I’ll be there to carry Ben through it, but I don’t think he’ll have any problems [either]. My advice to them would be like, ‘Yes, think long and hard about it, because quarantine is not fun if you’re single,’” he added.
Ben Affleck and Ana de Armas’ relationship
Ben Affleck and Ana de Armas started dating in March 2020 and their breakup was very sudden. The two met on the New Orleans set of the movie ‘Deep Water’. Ana confirmed their relationship the next month by sharing her and Affleck’s photos in celebration of the former’s birthday.