Last night love was well and truly snuffed out by the reports claiming Ben Affleck and Ana de Armas had ‘split’ after less than a year together.
Soon ‘BenAna split’ began popping up on Twitter and we were both hungry and heartbroken.
While neither Ben nor Ana have publicly addressed te reports thus far, a source told People on Monday: ‘Ben is no longer dating Ana. 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 [he shares three children with Jennifer Garner] live in Los Angeles.’
Another source also claimed the breakup was ‘mutual’ and the pair remain ‘amicable’.
They continued: ‘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.’
It seems like a lifetime ago we saw the pair taking those slow strolls with their dogs, smiling for photographers in their neighbourhood, and getting cosy with their face masks on (safety first!), but yes, it’s true – their union didn’t even make it to a year.
Even so, we felt we should take a walk down memory lane, sneaking a peek at relationship of BenAna.
When did Ben Affleck and Ana De Armas first start dating?
Ben, who has three kids from his marriage to Jennifer: Violet, 14, Seraphina, 11, and Samuel, 8, was first linked to Ana in March after meeting the James Bond star on the set of their movie Deep Water.
After they were later spotted getting food together in Havana dating rumours soon, naturally, ensued.
In March the PDA began
It didn’t take long for BenAna for pack on the PDA on their what-felt-like daily walks around their neighbourhood, right as the pandemic and social distancing kicked off.
Someone’s got to walk those adorable canines.
According to sources, all was going swell: ‘They seem to have a great time together.
‘They order delivery food and groceries and only leave the house for walks around the neighbourhood with their dogs.’
‘Ben looks incredible [and] happy,’ they added to People Magazine. ‘They are flirty and goofy. Ana always has a huge smile around him.’
Then they went Instagram official
The lovebirds finally went Instagram official on May 1 as they celebrated Ana’s 32nd birthday in a very hot place in the desert.
They smooched for a music video
Keen to share their love in the new music video for Resident’s single, Antes Que El Mundo Se Acabe, Ben and Ana got their smooth on.
The song, which translates to ‘Before the World Ends’, certainly has an interesting music video as more than 100 couples can be seen playing tonsil tennis in it.
Ben and Ana were just one of the many celebrity pairings who recorded themselves having a romantic kiss in front of the camera after being asked to submit a video by the Spanish music group.
That same month Ana ‘met Ben’s kids’
In what appeared to be a massive step for the pair, Ana was spotted joining the Batman actor on a walk with his kids.
The group were spotted making the most of the sunshine as they went for a stroll around Brentwood. They all made sure to wear face masks as they hit the streets, along with three pups.
They rode motorbikes for his 48th birthday
The Good Will Hunting star celebrated his birthday in August and Ana made sure to pamper the actor with a new BMW motorcycle, which was reportedly built from scratch for him by WYLD Garage Co.
She also shared a sweet selfie and Ben was grinning from ear-to-ear and simply captioned the black-and-white shot: ‘💕’
Ana gave a cute smirk to the camera while Ben stood behind her in a casual T-shirt while showing off his best toothy grin.
They were simpler times.
In December they were thought to have moved in together
The couple was then thought to have moved into the actor’s LA pad together in December after Ana put her house on the market.
It was thought Ana spent Thanksgiving with Ben and his family just the month prior, while source also told People: ‘Their relationship continues to be strong.’
And it ended with a life-size poster of Ana in the rubbish
Just as the news was made public, a lifesize cutout of the Knives Out actress was seen on the lawn outside Ben’s home in Los Angeles.
It appears to be the same poster which Ben’s children were seen playing with while hanging out with Ana last summer.
However, it’s no longer around to remind Ben of their romance as two bin men were seen throwing the cutout into bins near the actor’s Brentwood home.
Credit: Original article published here.