Everything We Know About Ben Affleck and Ana de Armas’s Budding Romance
Another day, another Hollywood couple that makes you go “… Really?” This time around, welcome Ben Affleck, 47, and Ana de Armas, 31, to the club. The duo are speculated to be romantically linked since they were spotted vacationing together in Havana, Cuba, in March.
Here’s everything we know about their relationship so far.
November 2020: Ben and Ana spend their first Thanksgiving together.
Having returned to the set of Deep Water in New Orleans earlier this month, Affleck and de Armas “enjoyed a family-filled Thanksgiving weekend together” in Los Angeles, per People. According to the publication, the happy couple hosted Affleck’s children—Violet, Seraphina, and Samuel—who the actor shares with his ex-wife, Jennifer Garner.
A source told the publication, “Ben and Ana seem great … Everyone seemed very happy. Ana has been traveling so she had not seen the kids for a while.”
October 15, 2020: After months of staying relatively low-key, Ana and Ben return to the public eye.
Much has changed since we last saw Affleck and de Armas: The president got COVID-19, Nicki Minaj gave birth, and SZA even released new music. Sightings of Affleck, who has been busy filming The Last Duel in Ireland, and de Armas had abruptly stopped after months of PDA-filled appearances.
Now, however, the couple has returned.
They were photographed outside the actor’s Pacific Palisades home Thursday, with Affleck greeting his beau at the door while wearing a T-shirt that read, “Asere ya, gracias.” As for de Armas, she wore a babydoll dress and carried a large black shoulder bag.
August 24, 2020: The couple may be moving in together.
Over the past weekend, de Armas was spotted moving some of her stuff into Affleck’s Los Angeles home, per People. “She had a huge grin and seemed very excited about living with Affleck,” a source told the outlet.
A friend of Affleck and de Armas elaborated, “Ben and Ana really care for each other and they have a good thing going. She’s aware that his family comes first. And appreciates that. They work very hard at that balance.”
De Armas has also reportedly been spending more time with Affleck and his kids, whom he shares with his ex-wife, Jennifer Garner.
August 18, 2020: Ana helps Ben stay sober.
Affleck has battled an addiction to alcohol for years. According to a source for E! News, de Armas is very supportive of him in keeping his sobriety.
“Since Ana has been in Ben’s life, being sober has become easier to manage,” the source said. “She came into his life and has given him everything he wants and needs in a partner. He’s very satisfied with Ana and isn’t looking for a coping method. She has a vivacious personality and is a very talented actress.”
Luckily, the two have similar lifestyles when it comes to alcohol. “Drinking isn’t part of the equation with Ana,” the source continued. “She’s very supportive and she doesn’t party or make alcohol a big part of her life. It’s not what they do as a couple or a part of their relationship. He really hasn’t felt the want or need since they have gotten into a relationship.”
De Armas has also apparently cultivated a good relationship with his kids, whom he shares with ex-wife Jennifer Garner. “She’s wonderful with his kids and very loving. It’s hard to put into words how happy he is with her. She fills him up and he doesn’t need anything else,” the insider said.
Ultimately, Affleck seems to be content with de Armas. “He’s working out a lot and feeling great,” another insider told the outlet. “He continues to focus on his family and his new relationship. It’s been a great few months for them as a couple.”
August 15, 2020: Ana celebrates Ben’s 48th birthday.
On Saturday, Affleck rung in his 48th birthday—with a little help from his girlfriend. To celebrate, the Knives Out actress gifted her beau a custom-made BMW motorcycle, built from scratch by WYLD Garage Co., per People.
The two were photographed taking the chic new ride for a spin around the neighborhood. They even wore matching olive-green helmets.
De Armas also shared a rare selfie with Affleck on her Instagram.
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August 10, 2020: Ben visits Ana at work.
While on set for a new movie she’s filming, de Armas was paid a sweet visit by her ever supportive boyfriend. Paparazzi even caught Affleck pulling down his face mask to give her a smooch during her break.
August 4, 2020: They go on a double date with Matt Damon and his wife, Luciana Barroso.
Affleck and de Armas are officially the type of couple that brazenly makes out in front of their friends. At least, that’s what photos show the pair doing while they enjoyed an outdoor double date in Malibu with Matt Damon and his wife, Luciana Barroso.
The group seemed to enjoy their little pandemic outing, even without their face masks!
July 27, 2020: Ben “does everything he can” to make Ana happy.
A source for Us Weekly said, “Ben is so sweet to Ana and does everything he can to make her happy. She can say anything—lunch, trips, etc. and he will make it happen.”
The couple have been a bit more low key in recent weeks, but were spotted recently embarking on one of their signature dog walks with de Armas’ pup, Elvis.
July 3, 2020: Ben and Ana go house-hunting in Los Angeles.
Having spent a lot of time together during lockdown, it would seem that Affleck and de Armas have decided to take their relationship to the next level. The couple was photographed looking at properties in Los Angeles, suggesting that they might be hoping to move in together soon.
De Armas also looked ready for summer in a black maxi dress, sneakers, and a white McQueen Story Shoulder bag.
July 2, 2020: Ben and Ana embrace after a dog walk.
Throughout quarantine, Affleck and de Armas have continually looked loved-up, and their latest appearance is no exception. The lovebirds were spotted embracing one another following a dog walk, with de Armas placing her arms around Affleck’s waist. Totally swooning.
June 29, 2020: Ben and Ana joke around during their dog walk.
The couple shared a big laugh together while walking their dogs sans face masks in Los Angeles. What’s so funny, guys? Is it the surge of coronavirus cases in L.A. County?
June 20, 2020: Ben and Ana go on a lunch date.
Affleck and de Armas were spotted heading out for lunch together in Los Angeles.
The Knives Out actress looked chic in a pair of black jeans, a sparkly sweater, black sunglasses, and white sneakers.
June 17, 2020: Ben and Ana go on a motorcycle ride.
Apparently, this couple can do much more than just walking their dogs! Affleck and de Armas were spotted on Wednesday riding around town on a motorcycle. They even matched outfits, with black helmets, black leather jackets, and blue jeans.
June 15, 2020: Ana meets Ben’s mom.
Affleck’s mother, Christine Boldt, was photographed stepping off a private plane with de Armas and Affleck last week. Per People, the trio went on a family vacation to Georgia with Affleck’s three children and their dogs.
“They are spending a few days in Georgia with Ben’s kids. It’s a low-key vacation,” a source said. “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.”
June 9, 2020: They run errands.
Affleck and de Armas picked up some groceries at a Los Angeles Whole Foods on Tuesday. De Armas looked chic wearing a black dress and a white Alexander McQueen Story Shoulder bag, while Affleck went casual in a Boston T-shirt.
June 5, 2020: Ben and Ana go grocery shopping.
The happy couple stocked up on some essentials at Whole Foods before the weekend, along with Ben’s daughter, Violet.
On the same day, a cardboard cut-out of Ana de Armas appeared on the lawn outside of Affleck’s house. According to reports, one of Ben’s children was seen placing the cut-out there earlier in the day.
June 3, 2020: Ben and Ana attend a Black Lives Matter Protest.
Both Affleck and de Armas were spotted attending a Black Lives Matter Protest in Los Angeles on Tuesday. The two posed for a photo together where Affleck is seen holding up two homemade signs—one that reads “Black Lives Matter” and another in support of the First Baptist Church of Venice, a Black founded church which is facing demolition.
According to People, Affleck wants to instill the importance of social justice to his children.
“Ben wants to continue to be a model for his children. They talk about these important issues,” said a source.
May 27, 2020: Ana rocks a tie-dye tracksuit.
Affleck and de Armas have been stepping out for regular dog walks throughout the pandemic. On Wednesday afternoon, they enjoyed the California sun, with Affleck enjoying an iced coffee.
Meanwhile, de Armas looked super chic in a tie-dye tracksuit.
May 25, 2020: Ben and Ana look loved-up.
Affleck and de Armas took a romantic stroll on Sunday morning with their dogs. They were spotted laughing, drinking iced coffee, and gazing at one another. Not gonna lie, I’m pretty jealous.
May 23, 2020: Ben and Ana step out for a dog walk with Ben’s three kids.
Proving that their relationship is getting very serious, Affleck and de Armas were photographed on a dog walk with all three of Ben’s children—Violet, Seraphina, and Samuel. Affleck coparents his three kids with ex-wife, Jennifer Garner.
May 19, 2020: Ana borrows Ben’s shirt for a quick outing. She also tells her friends that he’s the “best boyfriend” she’s ever had.
Some observant fans noticed that de Armas seems to be snatching clothes out of Affleck’s wardrobe. In early March, Affleck was photographed wearing an olive-green button-down, and the next month, de Armas was seen layering what appears to be the same shirt over a black sports bra while stepping out in Los Angeles.
“[Ana] thinks Ben is such a sweet and nice guy,” a source told Us Weekly. “[She] admires how he juggles so much between work, his kids and coparenting with Jen.”
Affleck also “splits his time [between Ana and his family] and, as always, the kids are the most important thing in his life,” according to the insider. Still, he “always makes sure he has time for [Ana] and that she is number one,” the source continued. “They are having so much fun together and she has been telling her friends how Ben is the most amazing boyfriend she’s ever had.”
The source also told the outlet, “He really just wants her to be happy and is always doing thoughtful gestures. Ana is also very attracted to Ben and thinks he’s so cute. They’re in a great place.”
May 14, 2020: They are briefly featured in a music video.
Making a cameo in Residente’s “Antes Que el Mundo Se Acabe,” a romantic music video featuring couples from 80 different countries, Affleck and de Armas were one of 113 kisses.
Affleck and de Armas’s kiss was filmed during their recent trip to Joshua Tree National Park for de Armas’s birthday. Affleck, holding up the camera to include the scenery behind them, pecks de Armas on the lips as she cradles his head. She follows up with another peck on his cheek.
May 14, 2020: Sources talk about their momentous getaway to Joshua Tree National Park.
A source for Us Weekly revealed that Affleck and de Armas’s romantic desert getaway, which they embarked on toward the end of April for the actress’s birthday, was extra special.
“Ben went over-the-top to make her happy and make her birthday with him be extremely special,” the insider told the outlet. “Ana feels like the luckiest girl to be with him.”
Another source added, “He worked hard to make her birthday both safe and memorable.”
May 9, 2020: They get matching necklaces.
Affleck and de Armas’s honeymoon stage seems to be in full swing. The couple was recently spotted wearing two halves of a matching heart necklace while going for a stroll in Los Angeles.
“Ben is very supportive of Ana and tells her how amazing she is,” a source told Us Weekly. “Ana’s friends are constantly telling her how lucky she is to have Ben and think he is so charming, cool and fun. They’re so happy for her.”
May 6, 2020: Ben and Ana are spotted taking a walk with their dogs.
Returning from the desert after a fun birthday celebration, de Armas and Affleck are back to the relative normalcy of their quarantine schedule together. In other words, they were spotted walking out and about with their dogs.
April 30, 2020: The couple is Instagram official.
After celebrating her 32nd birthday on a desert holiday, de Armas posted a series of snaps that included a selfie with Affleck and another photo of the two of them hugging.
“Thank you all so much for the birthday wishes and love,” she wrote in the caption. “Cheers to another great year. 🎉🌈💕🙏🏻🌸🌹✨🎈”
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In another post, this one a video clip, de Armas knocks out a piñata while Affleck, who seems to be recording, eggs her on in the background.
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April 25, 2020: They c0uple up for another dog walk.
Affleck and de Armas have become quite the regular fixture during quarantine. The couple stepped out on Saturday to walk their dogs in Santa Monica. The actress wore a chic pair of Saint Laurent slides which you can still shop.
April 18, 2020: They show off some sweet PDA.
Affleck and de Armas have officially joined the ranks of couples who aren’t afraid to show off a little PDA. While waiting in line to pick up a box of doughnuts in Santa Monica, per the Daily Mail, Affleck was photographed with his arm resting around de Armas’s shoulders. They also held hands.
De Armas looked casually chic in a white camisole tank, jeans, black Mary Jane flats, and a Max Mara camel trench coat.
April 16, 2020: Affleck and de Armas get tangled in their leashes during another dog walk.
The couple, wearing their matching face masks, were photographed having a One Hundred and One Dalmatians moment during their dog walk.
April 15, 2020: They wear matching masks during a walk with their dogs.
Affleck and de Armas are staying safe while social distancing together. They were spotted taking their dogs for a walk—while wearing matching face masks.
April 12, 2020: They spend Easter together.
The couple have been quarantining together since they returned from their Costa Rica trip, so it’s no surprise that they ended up spending Easter together too. Affleck and de Armas were spotted taking their dogs for a walk around the neighborhood on the holiday.
De Armas looked chic and comfortable in a white Gucci jumpsuit as she strolled alongside Affleck.
A source told People, “They seem to have a great time together. They order delivery food and groceries and only leave the house for walks around the neighborhood with their dogs. Ben looks incredible happy. They are flirty and goofy. Ana always has a huge smile around him.”
April 3, 2020: Jennifer Garner is “friendly” with Ana de Armas.
Affleck’s ex-wife, Jennifer Garner, is reportedly “very friendly” with de Armas after meeting “a couple of times briefly,” per a source at Us Weekly.
“They haven’t all hung out with the kids as one big group. Jen is not there yet,” the insider continued. “There is no doubt that they will do dinners and hangouts with the kids when Jen is ready, but no one is pressuring her to jump into that.”
April 2, 2020: Ben sees kids in his and Ana’s future.
Affleck is already looking deep into his future with de Armas! A source told Us Weekly, “Ben loves children and loves being a dad. He would love to have kids with her one day.”
Affleck currently shares three children with ex-wife Jennifer Garner.
April 1, 2020: Ben and Ana have another PDA-filled stroll.
Affleck and de Armas were spotted getting cozy yet again as they took their dogs out for a quick walk.
In one sweet photo, Affleck wraps his arms around de Armas as she laughs.
March 30, 2020: Ben and Ana take their dogs for a walk.
The couple couldn’t stop smiling as they took their dogs—Affleck’s German shepherd and de Armas’s tiny pup, Elvis—for a walk around the block.
March 28, 2020: Ben and Ana get cozy in quarantine.
Affleck and de Armas appear to be making the most of self-isolating together during the coronavirus pandemic. The new couple stepped out to walk de Armas’ dog in California, and they were positively glowing. From walking arm in arm to embracing on the sidewalk, the pair looked completely smitten with one another. We could all use a love like this right now.
Below, de Armas wears a Red Sandro jacket.
March 23, 2020: The couple kiss while walking the dog.
Taking a break from their self-quarantine, the new couple was spotted walking de Armas’s pooch around the block in Pacific Palisades, California. They even shared a quick kiss during their stroll.
Affleck looked casual in khakis, a black sweater, and a navy blue jacket. De Armas sported an all-black outfit, with leather pants and a bomber, finished with pink slides for a pop of color.
March 22, 2020: Jennifer Garner is happy for her ex-husband.
A source tells Us Weekly that Garner supports her ex-husband’s newfound romance with de Armas. “Jen has completely moved on from Ben in a romantic sense. She considers him a friend, thinks he is a good dad to their children and respects him,” a source told the outlet. “She is happy in her own life and supportive of him and happy for him and his relationship.”
Meanwhile, another source for the outlet divulged that de Armas is on cloud nine.
“Ana is very happy with Ben,” the insider said. “She loves spending time with him and they have great chemistry and a lot of fun together.”
March 19, 2020: Ben and Ana go on a coffee date in Los Angeles.
Affleck and de Armas were spotted linking arms and smiling big when they went for a brief coffee run in Los Angeles. The couple coordinated in gray coats, and de Armas even brought her dog along for the cuppa date.
“They had great chemistry right from the start,” a source said to People, referring to when the duo first met on set of their upcoming film, Deep Water. “Ben always seemed very relaxed and happy around Ana, but at the time there were no signs of romance. He was very focused on making a fantastic movie. He arrived early and was one of the last people to leave.”
March 18, 2020: Ana posts photos from their romantic beachside stroll.
Paparazzi photos from Affleck and de Armas’s Costa Rica vacation showed the couple strolling down a beach while the Gone Girl actor snapped pictures of his beau with a camera. Now, de Armas has posted those photos onto her Instagram, and they’re every bit as romantic as we thought they’d be.
The first photo features de Armas gazing into the camera, while the next few photos are blurred snapshots of her walking across the shoreline.
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March 16, 2020: Ana has nothing but good things to say about Ben.
For Vogue Spain‘s April cover story, de Armas revealed exactly what she thought of Affleck while they filmed their upcoming movie, Deep Water.
“The first time we read the scenes together, it became pretty clear he was going to do something exceptional with a very complex role,” she said, as translated per People. “His character is the engine of the story and requires him to move between tragedy and irony or between realism and the most absurd comedy.”
She continued, “Not only does he know how to do it with ease, he also manages to surprise you in every shot. His talent is infinite.”
March 10, 2020: Their romance reaches Costa Rica.
After spending time in Cuba together, Affleck and de Armas’s relationship hit new heights in Costa Rica. Paparazzi even captured an intimate moment between the two as they had a romantic stroll down the beach.
As de Armas walked barefoot in a rust orange, maxi dress, Affleck wrapped his arm around her waist and leaned in for a sweet kiss.
March 10, 2020: A source reveals the couple “had a great time” during their Havana vacation.
A source for People divulged how much Affleck and de Armas (who was born in Cuba) enjoyed their vacation.
“Ben and Ana had a great time in Havana,” the insider said. “Ana was his tour guide and took him to all her favorite places. Ben seemed to love the trip. He was in a great mood and very friendly. He was approached by fans multiple times and happily posed for pictures. They visited several restaurants and enjoyed Cuban cuisine.”
The source, who the outlet reported is from the set of the actors’ upcoming thriller, Deep Water, also had nothing but kind words for the actress, saying de Armas “is great and very pleasant to be around. She always greets people with a smile and you never hear a complaint. She has this very calm and sweet personality.”
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March 8, 2020: They head to Cuba together.
The couple embarked on a romantic getaway together to Havana, Cuba, in March. A source told People that they were seen making out in the airport before they boarded their private jet. “They are definitely dating,” the source added.
An onlooker quoted for Page Six repeated those claims of romance. “They were beaming,” the source said. “I saw Ana grab Ben’s arm as they walked out together, they looked super happy—she’s absolutely stunning! I totally think they’re dating.”
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