The actress broke it off and their relationship had gotten complicated, a source said. She didn't want to be Los Angeles-based, and he couldn't leave the city.
One of the crucial parts of finding true love is timing. Apart from having a deep love for each other, we must also be as available as our partners at the same time. Wanting different things from our lives and not being able to come to a compromise can be a deal-breaker for many relationships. It doesn't mean that the couple will hate each other going forward, but it might mean that they will have to go their separate ways to stay happy.
Ben Affleck, 48, has had a hard couple of years what with battling an addiction publicly and going through a divorce. He had found love again with co-star Ana de Armas, 32, in 2020. The couple dated for almost a year and things were going well between them until recently when it was revealed that they have parted ways.
"Ben is no longer dating Ana," a source tells 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 Argo actor is a father to daughters Violet, 14, and Seraphina, 11, and son Samuel, 8, whom he shares with ex-wife, Jennifer Garner.
"This is something that was mutual and something that is completely amicable," another source added. "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," they added.
The former couple, who were co-stars in the thriller Deep Water, was first linked together in March 2020. They visited her native Cuba before heading to Costa Rica for a romantic vacation. After returning to Los Angeles, she met his kids and his mother as well. She had joined them for a vacation in Georgia.
"They are spending a few days in Georgia with Ben's kids. It's a low-key vacation," a source told People in June 2020. "Ana seems to love being around his kids. Everyone has been getting along great. Ana is making an effort to get to know his kids," they added.
In April, the Knives Out actress confirmed their relationship by posting their photos on Instagram. The pictures were taken when they spent her 32nd birthday together. On his birthday in August, she gave Affleck a custom BMW motorcycle, which was built from scratch for him by WYLD Garage Co.
Their whirlwind romance had leaped ahead and they had started living together in late summer. In August, she moved her things into Affleck's Los Angeles residence from her Venice, California, home. She had even placed her home on the market since she likely thought that she was going to be living with him indefinitely.
"She had a huge grin and seemed very excited about living with Affleck," a source said at the time.
The Knock Knock actress had been getting along with his kids too. She had taken their assistance to play a prank on her beau when they placed a cut out of her on his lawn. They were a low-key couple, who had been social distancing together, and were spotted on nearly daily walks around his Los Angeles neighborhood.
However, recently, Affleck reportedly threw out the life-size cut out of de Armas, writes Daily Mail. Someone was seen placing it in the bins outside Affleck's Brentwood home. Another source told Us Weekly that there was some conflict between the two.
"Ben and Ana were moving in different directions in their lives and stopped seeing eye to eye. The two couldn’t work through their differences and have decided to end their relationship," the source said. Previously, a source had said that the 32-year-old used to pick "dumb and immature fights with him, but he doesn’t get flustered and they’re never about big issues [or] dealbreakers for either of them.” However, it seems that the relationship has run its course now. The couple is yet to release a confirmation.