- Ana de Armas and Ben Affleck, the Hollywood couple that captured the internet's fascination during the pandemic, are no longer an item
- A source close to the couple said that they mutually agreed to end things because of being in different places in their own lives
- The relationship was widely-discussed and it has been reported that de Armas and Affleck care about each other but have other priorities
Hollywood superstar Ben Affleck is back on the proverbial list of 'most eligible bachelors' once again after news of his breakup from Ana de Armas hit the internet.
The Oscar-winning celebrity and his actress girlfriend called it quits after what can only be described as a whirlwind romance that captured the attention of online commenters the world over.
The two dated for less than a year before the romance ended but had become a source of intrigue for film enthusiasts who were stuck at home during the pandemic.
A source close to E! News said the decision to break things off was mutual and the pair remain friendly and still love each other dearly.
“Both of them have completely full lives in a good way. There will always be that love,” the source said.
It has also been reported that although the pair care about each other very much, but are in different places in their own lives.
The two officially confirmed their relationship back in March 2020 after months of speculation by media outlets and their fans.
Weeks leading to their revelation, a source said they had been spotted kissing, cuddling and hanging out together for a while and were definitely an item.
“They look at each other adoringly and like taking pictures of each other. Ben seems blissfully happy and giddy,” the source revealed.
Briefly.co.za reported on de Armas displaying a new haircut after the breakup between herself and Affleck became common internet-knowledge.
Ana de Armas has been spending the past few weeks in Cuba with her family and has apparently made a drastic change to her appearance.
The Knives Out actress was seen in a video message sporting a brand-new hairstyle of a fringe paired with a cropped bob. The haircut comes after news of a split between herself and Ben Affleck after a year of dating.
The two celebs made up Hollywood's 'quarantine couple' and their relationship quickly became an internet fascination for millions of movie fans stuck in their homes.
Now that the split has been widely-reported, many online users are relating to De Armas and the popular sentiment of needing change after a breakup. Some took to social media to share their thoughts on how the haircut means Ana and Ben are definitely over:
@CassaClaire: "Convinced that Ben Affleck & Ana de Armas have broken up because she went to stay with family in Cuba and got bangs. It’s been a solid 2 weeks without a paparazzi picture together."
@bork_21: "Did Ana De Armas and Ben Affleck break up... Ana got that post-break up haircut too..."
Briefly.co.za followed the relationship developments while the celebs were still an item and reported on Affleck and de Armas moving in together in Los Angeles as recently as December.
Ana de Armas and Ben Affleck have reportedly taken the next step in their widely-publicised relationship and moved in together.
A magazine reported that Ana had recently put her Venice, California home up for sale and moved in with Ben in his Los Angeles property. The couple were recently spotted back in Los Angeles after being in New Orleans doing re-shoots for a film. Ana and Ben were spending time with his children, whom he shares with ex Jennifer Garner, over the American Thanksgiving period.
Ben and Ana's relationship has been well-documented, their dating having been a point of interest just as the world was locking down for a pandemic. The pair have been photographed numerous times while on walks with their dogs. People magazine also reported that Ben, 48, and Ana, 32, first confirmed their relationship via Instagram after they took a trip together to visit Cuba, where Ana is originally from.
The trip was part of the celebrations for Ana's 32nd birthday and the two posted photos to their social media accounts which confirmed speculation that they were, in fact, dating.
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Source: Briefly News