Ben Affleck was in Cuba on a personal trip with his Deep Water costar, Ana de Armas


Ana de Armas is 31, I just looked it up and that’s surprising to me as I thought she was in her early 20s. She was mesmerizing in Knives Out and she has that kind of sweet doe-eyed look that makes her seem coed-aged. She’s in her early 30s though, which still seems young for Ben Affleck, 47, although he’s dated much younger. Ben and Ana were photographed out in Cuba together and they weren’t on break from set. They’ve been filming Deep Water, out this November, in New Orleans, and shooting has wrapped. Ben and Ana were also seen out at a bar together in Louisiana around the time they were filming and while that may have just been innocent this sounds like something more. Someone tweeted a photo of them together in Cuba, that’s above, and People makes it clear that this was a leisure trip.

Weeks after Ben Affleck and Knives Out actress Ana de Armas wrapped their next movie together, the costars were seen having dinner in her native Cuba.

The actors were spotted while out to eat and walking around Havana on Thursday, where de Armas is from. The two were pictured smiling and laughing on a walk around the Cuban capital by photographers and fans, who asked to take photos with the stars.

In one group picture, de Armas, 31, stands in front of Affleck, 47, as they smile while surrounded by fans. Another shot from a different outing, this time at restaurant La Corte del Principe, seems to show the two with a cook.

The sightings come after the pair wrapped filming on Deep Water, a sexual thriller from Fatal Attraction director Adrian Lyne they shot on location in New Orleans over the winter. Affleck and de Armas had been seen filming throughout the Louisiana city several times, including a day out on a field in November. The film is set to be released November 13.

It seems the two also spent some time together off set while filming as a fan in New Orleans tweeted about spotting them at a bar together in January.

“Ben Affleck right behind me spitting game to Ana de Armas in Spanish all night long is a vibe,” an onlooker wrote.

Affleck is fluent in Spanish and recently conducted several interviews for his new movie The Way Back in the language. He even admitted on The Kelly Clarkson Show he’s been trying to improve as his 14-year-old daughter Violet is quickly catching up to his skills.

[From People]

I didn’t know Ben was fluent in Spanish and of course he’s using it to try and pull his young costar. So this is probably why Ben is so insistent that he’s no longer on any dating apps. Ana could do so much better! Affleck will only drag her down and I want her to dump him before the fall when they have to promote this film. I feel like that could happen and that they’ll both pretend that everything is ok and they’re fine with each other. That’s the best outcome for this, that she’ll come to her senses, let him down easy and step away. Ana sort-of told Vanity Fair that she has a bad picker though, at least she said she’s had “the wrong company” in her personal life. Open your eyes girl it’s happening again!

Some outlets are reporting that Ben’s film, The Way Out, underperformed at the box office over the weekend. Forbes mentions that this is typical for this type of film though.

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  1. Lucy2 says:

    I hope Ana is smart about this. He has way too much baggage and she does not need to be used to prop up his image.

    • KLO says:

      I was going to write something snarky and “know it all” but actually, i had a boyfriend at that age with the same age gap and even though everything went to hell quickly I still adore him and haven`t regretted meeting him once.

      I wish them well and hope they will make some good memories together.

    • Snappyfish says:

      On Honey, no. Team Exactly what Lucy Said. She is fresh & seems really sweet. He is a raging douchebag w/FAR too much baggage. I hope she sees her way clear

      • Lady Baden-Baden says:

        There are teams?! Jeez! I just liked the idea that yes, it sounds like a disaster – but we can still wish them some good memories, no?

      • Snappyfish says:

        @lady Baden Baden (love the name as I was born in der Schwarzwald) my team was simply to reiterate Lucy’s comment. I wish Ana a safe trip out. Affleck is a nasty piece of work & always has been. So good memories to her if that’s possible w/such a narcissist douche. I have an issue w/men who treat women the way he does. That’s on me.

    • Ya know I wanted to buy into his ‘I’ve Seen the Light / Mea Cuppa’ press tour recently but this just highlights my problems with him. He needs to concentrate on staying sober not chasing young women. I’ll put money where this relationship will be in 6 months. He is his own worst enemy. I really feel sorry for his children. As to Ana p, I hope she at least gets a career boost out of this heartache waiting to happen.

  2. Mia4s says:

    Well…OK. Yeah I’m wondering about her picker too.

    Either that or it’s true love. Because the young and pretty It-girl-of-the-moment having a run of very high profile work, and the not-looking-so-hot-sixteen-years-her-senior father of three with severe alcoholism and recent relapses and a well documented history of cheating on his wife? It’s…certainly a choice.

  3. Flamingo says:

    As someone who wasted years of her twenties trying to “fix” an alcoholic, I can tell you that the likeliness that you’ll be the one to “fix” him is about zilch. The sooner she figures that out, the better.

  4. Originaltessa says:

    Oh, girl…

  5. SM says:

    With all gazillion Royal posts here I just realised Ana could play Kate Middleton in some interpretation of Game of thrones based on the British royals.

    • Shazza says:

      I always thought she looked like Eliza Dushku. As a matter of fact the first time I saw her in Blade Runner 2049 I thought she was Eliza!

  6. Insomniac says:

    ANA NOOOOOO!

  7. Valiantly Varnished says:

    Oh no Ana, baby girl what is you doing?! You could have Chris Evans boo. Chris. Evans. Not a 47 year old divorced father of three and recovering alcoholic.

    • Erinn says:

      Ehhhh if you took away all the things that made Affleck messy… I’d pick Affleck over Evans. Obviously the mess isn’t going to go away, though. At least not anytime soon. I just don’t find Chris Evans even a little bit attractive.

      • Valiantly Varnished says:

        Id hazard a guess and say you’re in the minority on this. Even sober I wouldnt date Ben Affleck and I certainly wouldn’t pick him over Chris Evans

      • Erinn says:

        LOL I know I am. I’m actually a pretty ashamed over it 😂

        Keep in mind when I say ‘if you took away all the things that made Affleck messy’ I mean ALL of them haha. Drinking, gambling, cheating, alllll of it. Chris just bugs me for some reason. He seems like a perfectly fine guy, but he just doesn’t do it for me.

      • lucy2 says:

        Evans doesn’t do anything for me either, but I’d still choose him a million times over Affleck. Either Affleck.

      • MC2 says:

        Before you decide, have you seen Chris in a sweater???

      • Tila says:

        I agree with you Erin, I don’t find Chris Evans attractive at all and would take Affleck over Evans anyday if he didn’t have the baggage.

      • Erinn says:

        MC2, he IS kind of cute in a sweater, I’ll give you that. Actually, he probably should wear more sweaters.

      • Elisa says:

        same here, to me Chris Evans looks kind of asexual if that makes sense. Affleck is a hot mess but I’m pretty sure he is quite entertaining.

      • Mary Hearts says:

        THIS!

        I recognize that Chris Evans is handsome but I just don’t find him attractive at all. he has a good sense of humor it seems.

        The funny think is young or now, I never found Affleck attractive. But I think he’d be fun company. I know his father was a severe alcoholic, so it’s very sad to see Affleck dealing w/the same. Especially considering how normalized drinking is socially.

    • Mia4s says:

      ….or you know, maybe Evans really isn’t all that on a personal level? I mean Affleck? Dear God no. But I find it funny that people seem to forget we actually know very little about what stars are actually like. Evans has a great public persona, sure, but he could be pretty “meh” as a boyfriend. We don’t know!

    • Sami says:

      Yikes, sorry, but Chris Evans does nothing for me. I do not find him attractive.

      No sexual appeal at all.

      Ben seems messy most of the time, but he is sexy to me.

      I’m younger than Ana, just turned 29 and I would have a fling with Ben, but nothing more.

      I watched the movie Losers recently with Chris Evans, it was really bad, terrible.

      Maybe Ana is having a bit of fun, a fling after her divorce, single, doing well career wise young woman…on the town before settling down with a serious boyfriend…

      • Chris says:

        Ben Affleck used to be very chummy with Harvey Weinstein and has multiple sexual harrassment allegations against him. I can’t imagine dating this dumpster fire.

      • Chris says:

        I’m disgusted by the women rooting for this mess. Why would you wish a predatory guy on some other woman? Ana is either dumb and gross or she’s really really desperate to make it to big league. Ben may be a waste of space but he’s got connections and his next directorial venture is supposedly being produced by Martin Scorsese. So maybe that’s the attraction for her? Idk anyway Ben looks miserable in those photos from Cuba, someone who spotted them at airport said he was very grumpy. And here’s the most interesting part – Ana unfollowed Jennifer Garner last month few days before Deep Water wrapped up shooting. This whole relationship is just train wreck waiting to happen no matter what Ben’s PR team wants you to believe.

    • a says:

      His issues aside, Ben is way more attractive to me. He’s very charismatic, successful and seems very intelligent.

      Interestingly, Chris admitted to a man crush on Ben on Chelsea Handler’s Netflix show a few years ago.

    • Thea says:

      I would have definitely picked Evans over Affleck. I don’t find Ben attractive at all.

      • Blue waves says:

        When did Ana have a chance with Chris Evans? Chris is a bit bland and generic physically speaking but seems like an okay guy to hang out with / date for a while if you can put up with the bro qualities. At least he’s politically aware and not a drunk. Affleck looks unhygienic and is a sleazebag (confirmed with the way he’s acted with female interviewers). Also his comments like those about Blake Lively were creepy. He and his brother. So of course Chris Evans over either Affleck bro ANY DAY!

      • Evie says:

        Ana tried Chris, but he hung up on her several times. She was cringe trying to get him, filming him all the time, trying to touch him, while he was kind.

      • a says:

        Ben is politically aware too

  8. Sean says:

    I hope this isn’t true. She’ll go for a bloated, messy Affleck who’s almost 20 years older but not a much more age appropriate Chris Evans?

    • Yati says:

      I think Evans is done dating celebrities. During their junket, he played along but definitely kept a little distance.
      Girl is thirsty so I think she’s just playing the game, Affleck still has a lot of juice in Hollywood and well…she’s being talked about more now with this union.

      • TheOtherSarah says:

        Wasn’t she recently nominated for a Golden Globe? Without the Affleck connection?

      • tcbc says:

        I think the Golden Globe nomination was more a recognition of how much people loved the film, rather than her performance in it. The GGs love giving actresses their first nominations.

        And while Evans played along with the flirtation during junkets, I don’t think either of them were really into the other. If she wants to be more famous (and I think she does, and I also think there’s nothing wrong with that), he’s too retiring to be her boyfriend.

        Hopefully the Affleck relationship is just a fling and she will move onto someone else (Jake Gyllenhaal? Andrew Garfield? Michael B Jordan? Domhnall Gleason? – call me, girl, I will make you a list!)

        Evans will marry a brunette veterinarian from Wooster.

      • Tiffany :) says:

        She’s being talked about because her career is on fire! She’s in the new Bond movie, she’s just filmed a role as Marilyn Monroe, and she stole Knives Out from an incredible ensemble of heavyweight actors.

        She has way too much good stuff going on that is the result of her own hard work to be called “thirsty”.

      • Chris says:

        @ Yati
        Evans keeps following random actresses on his Twitter so I’m sure he’s open to dating celebs. There’s nothing to suggest he is done with dating actresses. He’s been in Hollywood since his early 20s so its more likely he’ll go for someone who understands his profession.

        @Tcbc
        LOL nope. Evans will marry a flop model/ actress from Boston, that is his type by all accounts. Any hair colour.

      • Chris says:

        @tcbc

        Wait a minute I just got it. You’re talking about Evans marrying you in Wooster? LMFAO that’s totally gonna happen, honey.

        CE fangirls never fail to make me laugh.

      • tcbc says:

        @Chris
        I’m black and married and live in New York. But nice condescension, HONEY.

      • Blue waves says:

        Does Celebitchy, the blog, have deals with celebs? A lot of glowing Ana posts recently.

      • Ladiabla says:

        Totally agree with Yati. If she’s with Affleck she is thirsty and playing the game.

    • Theatrette says:

      Well, Evans does have his bedroom fetishes. That could be a dealbreaker for some women.

    • Courtney B says:

      I don’t get it either. I personally think Evans is super attractive but, more so, every single person he works with seems to adore him. I mean seriously love him. And not just PR stuff. Bryce Dallas Howard filmed with years and raves about him. I’ve also read good things from reporters and crew members. He seems like a really good person to me which adds to his attractiveness. He also seems to have a handle on the demons that plagued him earlier in regards to his anxiety. And, as someone who has severe anxiety, I appreciate how open he is about it even though some downplay it or even mock him for it.

      As for Twitter (I follow him) the actresses he follows seem to be ones he’s worked with in some capacity. Rosario Dawson and he seemed to have bonded over anxiety as she gave him a shout out once for helping her from going into an anxiety spiral.

      • Blue waves says:

        Octavia Spencer loves him too. He does seem like a totally nice guy if a bit “bro” ish.

  9. Leriel says:

    Ana, girl, no. Just no.

    She can do much better than him. I hope it’s just for a movie. I really like her and I don’t want her to break her own career that just started.

  10. TheOtherSarah says:

    He’s terrible, not because he’s an addict as addiction is a disease, but because he lies (to the press/public about his dumb tattoo, to his then-wife about a gazillion things probably, etc…), enables sexual predators, sexually harasses and/or assaults women while in public (God knows what he does when the camera aren’t rolling or he is not at public events).
    Saying that Ana could do MUCH better is the understatement of the century.

  11. Marcelo Figueiredo Pereira says:

    Wasn’t Ana de Armas married?

    • Starkille says:

      I wasn’t aware of her having been married but wasn’t she with Édgar Ramírez until very recently? Wonder what happened to that.

    • Shutterbug says:

      You’re right. Google says she was married to a guy called Marc Clotet from 2011-2013.

    • Bailie says:

      Yes, Ana was married for about 2 years.
      Maybe it’s just a fling, she is a 31 year old woman with a tough divorce behind her, I think she probably knows what she is doing.
      Ben doesn’t have a good rep, he is messy with a lot of baggage, but Ana may be looking at it more or less like a hook up or a bit more than a hook up.

  12. tcbc says:

    Something’s off with de Armas. Affleck’s sexual assaults, cheating, addiction issues, and embarrassing back tattoo are very public knowledge, so it’s not like she doesn’t know what she’s getting into. And she’s super hot right now and still has the sheen of “newness” that Hollywood prefers for its women, so she could have just about anyone she wanted. If she wanted a larger profile, there are other (hotter) men available.

    • TheOtherSarah says:

      I’m not sure his sexual assaults are that public actually even though they did occur in public spaces. Even on this very website, we don’t often see people bring up the three sexual assaults.
      It’s weird to say but I feel like the well-publicized cheating with the nanny means that the public only really know about the cheating, not the assaults.

  13. Darla says:

    I’m a big Chris Evans stan. I put him neck and neck with Jason Momoa as the two sexiest men alive. Depending on my mood that day. But I don’t know any of them, so you know how things happens in person right? Who knows? I am remembering a recent interview Ana did where she was saying something weird about how if you won’t go to Cuba or you look down on Cuba, or something like that, then you can’t spend New Year’s with her. I was wondering at the time who that was a dig at. You notice Affleck’s IN Cuba with her, right?

    Also, years ago before I knew about the alcoholism and the cheating, I used to think Ben would run for office. He used to give some really interesting interviews, and the dude’s smart. Obviously he’s charming in person, there’s a reason he’s a movie star. So personally even though Ben doesn’t get my motor running FROM AFAR, and Evans does, FROM AFAR, I will withhold judgement. Get it girl.

    • Dee says:

      I agree with your assessment on Affleck. I know someone who worked for him that would say that he’s super charming and kind. Which surprised me. I’m probably one of the few here who doesn’t think that he’s the devil lol. Just heard too many good things about him. Obviously it doesn’t erase the awful things he’s done. I just don’t think he’s irredeemable.

  14. emme says:

    I loved her in Knives Out. And I have a soft spot for Ben, but even I think this is a horrible idea….

  15. Mumbles says:

    Between the Vanity Fair cover after one big movie, and the matchup with Affleck (who is on his own PR rounds himself), her PR firm certainly has got game.

  16. Lisa says:

    He’s so desperate to stay relevant and feel young. Her career right now >>> his career right now. He’s clinging to her… because it is obvious that people are sick of hearing about his toxic, codependent with Gardner. I will be sad if he somehow manages to convince Ana to marry him. She really can do SO MUCH better. I actually can’t believe that he managed to land her.

  17. Ferdinand says:

    Ben’s Spanish is great. He improved it during his Goop dating days, as she is fluent as well.
    I guess he didn’t want to feel left out so he learnt Spanish as well. That’s why they spent most of their vacations in Spain. So they both could practice.

    Ana and his family speak Spanish, she’s also lived in Madrid, so yeah. Might seem like a good idea on paper but she can definitely do much better than him.

    • a says:

      Ben has a perfect Mexico City accent – the kind you can only learn as a child. He picked it up while living in Mexico for a year as a child. He still makes verb mistakes and doesn’t have a huge vocabulary but I’m guessing he’s improving fast hanging out with Ana.

  18. Ali says:

    It’s been said these movie sets are like summer camp for adults. Tight bonds form quickly and this was apparently an intense movie set with Affleck working through his stuff and being very vulnerable in scenes. Add that’s he’s back in his Movie Star charming guy mode, I can easily see how she could be caught up in him right now.

  19. Sarah says:

    Ha! That explains his newly de-bloated and thinner appearance! 😂

    But…seriously…dude is a mess. Not a good choice for anybody at this point. And he seems to lack all honor- which is likely just a character flaw, and not related to his addiction. He will always be a dick to partners, I would guess.

  20. Carolnr says:

    “His sun is shining on her”,now. I imagine Ben could be a real charmer but when the reality sets in of his struggles with alcohol & gambling, she will put him in her rear view mirror & not look back. This could be really messy if they break up before they promote Deep Water. Although, he wouldn’t be the first actor to break up w/ a co-star, while promoting a movie.
    Ben was just filming in France, came home for his son’s birthday, & now flew to Cuba for a few days. He seems like he is extremely hyper.
    I don’t know where he gets all his energy!

  21. Lauren says:

    I mean maybe they are just friends… doubtful…but maybe he wanted to see Cuba…?

    I agree that he is a hot mess and this seems more or less like a post production fling.

    Affleck is also an established award winning Producer/Director and not just a mess

    I can also see how his success in his career would be an attractive quality to a young up and comer. He still has connections in the industry which she could benefit from if she wanted to. Although she is doing just fine on her own without him.

    • L says:

      They were spotted making out at the airport. They are together/dating.

    • a says:

      They’re definitely dating but I’m guessing he has a genuine interest in Cuba too. Some of the last movie he directed was partly set there.

  22. holly hobby says:

    Ana run away..Now!

  23. panzley says:

    Eh, they are both consenting adults. Let them have their fun.

  24. JoJo says:

    Eh. It’s probably just a fling, which he’s allowed to have, given he’s been separated/divorced for 5 years. And considering she’s a full blown adult woman, she can also make choices about who she wants to have fun with. By all accounts, at thIs moment in time, he is sober, working and being a responsible dad. I don’t see the need to skewer him at every turn.

    On a related note, I saw The Way Back this past weekend, and it was actually a genuinely good performance. Probably his best work as an actor, which isn’t often his strong suit.

    • Fleur says:

      I agree. He’s trying to improve himself, be a better person, be sober, and we’ve all seen how functional and happy he can be when he’s sober for long periods. I wish him well. I think Ana has so much going for her, she could literally get any guy in Hollywood. I watched some of those interviews with her and Evans, and I didn’t see any interest on her end towards Evans. He’s super American, and has a very youthful vibe, and I definitely get vibes from her that she would be and want intelligent, mature and sophisticated. Maybe Evans was too boyish for her. Affleck is charming and highly intelligent so he could hit a few of those points. Interesting that she didn’t go for Bradley Cooper.

      • Courtney B says:

        She seemed really youthful to me during filming and the press tour. She was always instagramming during filming and putting costars, including Evans (her usual target) in filters and bunny ears. I was surprised she was 31 and not in her 20s. But in print interviews she comes across much more mature. So I think she’s just sort of young at heart and it comes out.

  25. a says:

    Yes, Ben torpedoed his marriage but at least he seems to hate himself for it.

    The last few years have been really rough to watch and I’m happy to see him turn a corner. He clearly has serious mental health issues, and deserves peace and happiness just like anyone else. Ana’s not walking into this blind, and I can totally see his appeal. He’s extremely smart and charming.

  26. Mireille says:

    I’m way behind in my Affleck gossip but whatever happened to Lindsay? I thought they were living together? Hey Ana, if you want a messy relationship with bad boy and the drama that goes with it, please for Pete’s sake go for someone — ANYONE ELSE — but Ben Affleck. You’re gorgeous woman with a career on fire. YOU. CAN. DO. BETTER.

  27. iconoclast59 says:

    In AA, they usually advise the recovering addict to be sober for at least one year before attempting a relationship. Ben fell off the wagon briefly in late 2019, so he’s nowhere near ready yet. He needs to keep working on HIMSELF.

    • Wisca says:

      That’s what I was thinking. To be with young woman on the rise with his addiction challenges is addict behavior if he hasn’t been sober a year. It’s like Bill Clinton recently said–he used Lewinsky to alleviate anxiety. Addicts can “use” people instead of drugs, but I can see what’s in it for a young actress, including his charisma.

  28. Carolnr says:

    I don’t think Ben can be alone. He seems like he has to be in a relationship with a woman. If you take notice, he has never ( to my knowledge, anyway) been papped with a male friend, other than Matt Damon. While Matt has a lot of other friends ( Chris Hemsworth, John Krasinski, to name a few)

  29. Absodo says:

    I thought his sobriety tour sounded disingenuous and this just confirms it. Part of his addiction are complicated romantic entanglements – he loves playing the romantic hero. He actually did the same thing with J.Lo way back when. He had newly gotten sober and then disappeared into a whirlwind, complicated relationship with a woman who was married (Chris Judd).

    If he really cared about Ana (or his long-term self), he would be a solid mentor and friend to her..because she’s on fire and he’s going to drag her down if she stays too long.

  30. Onomo says:

    Ooh I hate this. She has not learned certain people are not worthy of her time and energy and that this man has lied, cheated, and manipulated probably nearly every woman he has been with. Man would I not want to be her, nor be her friend listening to all the relationship drama. Read the chump lady!

  31. ane says:

    she is so beautiful. I will collapse if she’s bi

    honestly she’s even more beautiful than angelina jolie at her peak, and to me young jolie is as good as it gets for looks <3

    • Jess says:

      I know right!? She’s absolutely gorgeous and a very fine actor. I really enjoyed her in Knives Out and thought she had amazing chemistry with Daniel Craig. Because it’s 2020 and everything is going to hell in a hand basket, I vote that she get with Daniel Craig and Rachel Weisz instead of Affleck. Polyamory is all the rage now isn’t it? haha

      • Courtney B says:

        I love Craig and Weisz. They’re my couple that I hope doesn’t break up. Interestingly, tying into the above comments about Evans, Craig really loved him. So maybe a really hot quaduple (?) with the four of them? ;)

  32. ZsaZsa Fierce says:

    She has a few movies coming out soon. She knows what she’s doing.

  33. Loca says:

    Ana is beautiful why not let her and Ben have their fun. Yes Ben knows spanish and I believe he was interviewed on telemundo around the JLo era and did the whole interview in spanish. Ben has always loved latinas …so excited about this new couple dating. I want more details…where was the first date, how long have they been dating, etc. Love her makeup on her photos and from a few interviews I’ve watched she is pretty funny.

  34. Ellis says:

    He’s in Havana with a beautiful woman and he looks miserable in both photos. Does not bode well.

    • LOL says:

      Nah, there are photos and videos of him laughing and smiling. He’s fine, he appreciates your concern.

  35. Adrien says:

    Ana reminds me of a young Vanessa Angel in Weird Science and the woman who played Velma in Scooby Doo. Which reminds me, whatever happened to Emmanuelle Beart coz Ana looks like her too?

  36. Granger says:

    The inability of some people to look into the future always surprises me. He’s an alcoholic womanizer with three children. She’s 31 years old — so if she’s thinking of having children herself, is this really the guy she wants to have them with? I hope this is just a fling. You couldn’t pay me to walk into a mess like his.

  37. Ceej says:

    You in danger girl!

  38. Grant says:

    Ana was divine in Knives Out. I can’t believe she didn’t get more accolades for that performance. She is astonishingly beautiful (obviously) but more importantly, she is incredibly talented. I’m excited to see her in the new Bond movie and I can’t wait to see where her career takes her next.