Casey Affleck has called his brother Ben’s ex-girlfriend Ana de Armas, while denying that he was the one to chuck out the cardboard cut-out of the actress.
Earlier this week, it was reported that Ben, 48, and Ana, 32, had split after nearly a year of dating, and the news was pretty much confirmed when, in a moment that united Twitter in hysteria, we saw a cardboard cut-out of Ana being shoved into recycling outside Ben’s home.
Many people thought the man beneath the mask getting rid of a smiling Ana in cardboard form was Ben’s younger brother Casey.
However, the Manchester By The Sea star has denied that he was involved, while heaping praise on his brother’s ex.
In an interview with Entertainment Tonight’s Rachel Smith, the 45-year-old laughed: ‘No, that’s not me, and I can’t even really say if they have totally broken up for good or whatever. I would leave that to them to speak to.
‘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. And I don’t have Twitter so that wasn’t going to work. But it definitely wasn’t me.’
The cut-out was originally given to Ben by his children with ex-wife Jennifer Garner, Violet, 15, Seraphina, 12, and eight-year-old Samuel, with the prop being seen out in the front garden of Ben’s Brentwood home last summer.
Discussing a possible reconciliation between Ben and Ana, he said: ‘I’ve no idea. I’ll be sorry if it doesn’t work out.
‘Ana is just the most charming person and I think she won’t have any problems meeting somebody else. I’m not too worried about her. I think she’s a catch in every way, and I’ll be there to carry Ben through it.’
However, before he got too Team-My-Brother’s-Ex, Casey added: ‘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”.’
Oscar winner Casey has been in a relationship with actress Floriana Lima since 2016, and has two children, Indiana, 16, and Atticus, 13, with ex-wife Summer Phoenix.
It has been reported that Ben and Ana’s split is amicable, and that there may be scope for a reunion in the future.
A source told People: ‘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.
‘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.’
Credit: Original article published here.