Ben Affleck sources confirm he’s dating Ana de Armas, they made out at the airport

Yesterday we heard that Ben Affleck, 47, and Ana de Armas, 31, had been spotted in her native Cuba over the weekend. They were working on the thriller Deep Water together this fall, but that filmed in Louisiana and has since wrapped. So this was a leisure trip and they’re obviously together. There are even more Twitter and fan sightings of them, some of those are in this post. An Affleck source confirmed to People that these two are dating and there are some nice quotes about how she showed him around and has a great personality, but that’s it. There’s nothing about how she’s special and different than other women he’s dated, been engaged to or married in the past. There are no insiders gushing about how much they have in common. Props for that I guess, as I would expect it from his side. Instead we just got a brief confirmation that they’re dating and that’s it. There are also supposed eyewitness reports that they were making out at the airport in Costa Rica, which I believe considering how many photos there are of them together. Here are excerpts from a few different reports about these two and their new relationship.

Ben Affleck was spotted getting cozy with his Deep Water costar Ana de Armas in Costa Rica on Saturday, March 7, just one day after the two were seen in Cuba… [they] spotted by a fan in the security line at an airport [in Costa Rica] where the eyewitness saw them “making out.”


“Ben and Ana had a great time in Havana,” a source tells PEOPLE of The Way Back star, 47, and the Knives Out actress, 31, who was born in Cuba.

“Ana was his tour guide and took him to all her favorite places,” the source continues. “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 set source from their movie Deep Water adds that 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,” the set source says.

A source previously told PEOPLE that the pair left Havana on Saturday night and were seen making out in the airport before boarding their private jet.

“They are definitely dating,” the source said.

[From US Magazine and People]

Us also points people to the photos of Ben and Ana on set looking cozy. They were playing lovers and could have been acting at that point, but obviously Ben’s moves worked. As I wrote yesterday, I hope this ends before they have to promote their movie in a few months. In fact I expect it to, and I think they’re both going to handle it like pros. Maybe we’ll get some sourced quotes then about how they worked too much and were spending too much time apart. I know it’s premature to be planning their breakup, but I want to like Ana and I want more for her. This has disaster written all over it.

Here are some more fan photos, via Harper’s Bazaar. He looks like her dad.

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  1. Valiantly Varnished says:

    She really does have a terrible picker.

  2. Nina Simone says:

    Ugh she can do so much better!

  3. Solace says:

    He really, and I mean REALLy must have a massive sense of entitlement and sense of self to think that he can land her. If only the women he came across wouldn’t put him on a damn pedestal.

    He lost his looks after Argo and post plastic surgery. The Batfleck needs to go. The casting of Pattinson will show how the Batman franchise can be enlivened. Can the Hollywood ladies please rally behind the men who actually deserve it 🙄

    • Meg says:

      Well they do seem to be dating so-

    • Leriel says:

      “He really, and I mean REALLy must have a massive sense of entitlement and sense of self to think that he can land her” – soo like any other man. Yep, they all believe that they deserve VS top angels.

    • a says:

      This doesn’t really make sense. Like, he did land her which requires her being interested in him too.

    • Elisa says:

      What? She is 31 yrs old so I’m pretty sure she is mature enough to know what she is doing. Also, it has been mentioned over and over that he is smart and quite charismatic in person, so…

  4. Rapunzel says:

    Say what you want about Ben but he always seemed very happy with J-Lo compared to most of his other relationships and I really think he has a thing for Latinas. I think this is a good choice for him.

    Now her… she could probs do better. Yesterday everyone seemed to think that better was Chris Evans. IDK about that.

    • Valiantly Varnished says:

      That was me. And I stand by that. At least Chris doesnt have a history of groping women like Ben does. Or infidelity.

      • Rapunzel says:

        VV- I should clarify. When I said IDK about that, I meant IDK if Evans was a real possibility. I can’t remember if there was proof Evans wanted to get with her?

        There’s no doubt Evans has less baggage than Ben (as far as we know).

      • holly hobby says:

        You can catch any of Knives Out interviews on YouTube. Evans was literally fangirling her. Too bad he didn’t ask her out.

    • Christina says:

      I thought he looked stressed out with JLo. She was hardworking and into everything, and he seemed more like he wanted privacy and her to himself.

      He always needs to find women at work. She should know better, but it’s her life. She’s an adult. She’ll dump him if he acts up. Maybe he will change for her, but that’s doubtful. She’s a serious person, and he will need to treat this seriously or she will bounce.

    • minx says:

      I don’t hate him the way some do, I think he’s an alcoholic who is always teetering on the edge. If this woman wants to date him she obviously must like him, no one is coercing her. Doesn’t mean they’re getting married.

    • Chris says:

      I don’t consider Evans to be a prize but he’s still trillion times better option for Ana. Too bad she didn’t want it though cause I don’t think Evans would have turned her down. Affleck is gutter trash and makes her look cheap and desperate.

      • Frenchtoast says:

        What is the “prize” people are talking abt?? Men are never a prize, they’re a liability until they prove themselves useful.

  5. Lory says:

    Possible publicity relationship. He looks more stable and she raises her profile. This is part of his publicity blitz after his interview and her star is riding since Knives Out and now James Bond. Just like his Jennifer Garner, he has always used the paparazzi. They wouldn’t have been seen if they didn’t want to.

    • LOL says:

      It wasn’t the paps, it was other tourists who snapped pics and then talks to the rags.

    • a says:

      These kinds of conspiracy theories are crazy to me. As if he’d get a visa and then take a six hour flight with a layover to Cuba just to start a PR romance.

      • Dutch says:

        He’s been filming a movie with her in New Orleans. So like a two-hour flight.

      • a says:

        The movie wrapped a few weeks ago. Ben was photographed in LA the night before he arrived in Cuba. You can’t fly directly to Cuba from the US so it was a two-leg flight, even by private jet, and would have taken about 7 hours.

  6. BaddieB says:

    Oh Sweetie, Runaway!

  7. Mumbles says:

    When you make out at a public airport, you REALLY want people to think you’re a couple.

    • Christina says:

      Oh, he wants people to know. He needs people to see him as doing okay, doing well, still a draw. It increases her profile, too, but she’d be living in LA if she was more calculating about it. She would have been working the press from LA instead of going back and forth to Cuba.

    • a says:

      @Christina Or maybe he actually wants to be happy and stable for himself, rather than just to be seen to be doing well.

      • Christina says:

        @A, happy and stable means sticking to getting help and not going through multiple girlfriends like a toddler going through passifiers. It’s knowing yourself so that you stop using the same woman in different bodies over and over (successful, attractive women who appear to want stability, too), and then falling to his demons.

        Frankly, I used to like him. Then I learned that he groped a young woman in an interview, and that he screwed the nanny, and that he needs to control his image to the point that he didn’t want people to know that his ancestors owned slaves. Homey has issues. I’m sure he wants to be happy and stable, but that doesn’t come for many of us until we do the work of really knowing and understanding ourselves. Dragging down good women, which I feel he’s done, and propping up fame whores (the nanny) isn’t happy and stable in my book. But he gets to make mistakes over and over and be forgiven over and over. I wish I didn’t know what I know about him now, but there are plenty of dudes like him to remind me of his existence.

    • Ellie says:

      Kissing your partner in public isn’t some showy grab for attention…it’s just called being affectionate!

  8. Chrissyms says:

    I don’t understand why Jen is doing such a good job of never being photographed or mentioning her boyfriend of 2 years when this guy is making out and dating every chick who comes his way and doesn’t see ha red flags. Remember when you were talking about being a good example and a number 1 dad Ben? This guy!

    • Lisa says:

      He says a number of things in the press in order to sell his movies. His actions speak louder than his words. I find it so amusing that people actually still buy what he’s selling.

  9. asdfa says:

    oh Ana, NO

  10. Boo says:

    Making out at the airport – gross.

    • Snappyfish says:

      This. A 47 year old father of 3 should know better than making out at an airport. It’s as if he wants people to look “see I can get the hot young thing”. Like I said yesterday, he is such a raging douchebag. I hope she finds her way clear

  11. DS9 says:

    I’m supposed to feel some kind of way about this but I really can’t summon up anything.

    She’s 31, old enough to have some experience with problematic partners and it’s not been long enough to know if this is serious or some light fun.

    If he’s staying sober, working, remains an involved father, then idgaf

    • Alyse says:

      Agreed. I’m her age, and while I try to date my own age group, 31 is old enough to know what you’re doing… and 16 years older (when you’re in your 30s) is a matter of preference. Literally all adults there.

  12. Sean says:

    Is it just me or does Ben look like an overgrown frat boy in the airport pictures? Something about the hat/t-shirt combination. Meanwhile, Ana looks casual yet stylish.

    I’m always amazing when I see a good looking woman who dresses with style out with a guy who did the bare minimum.

  13. Ariel says:

    This quote kind of makes my blood boil:
    “She always greets people with a smile and you never hear a complaint. She has this very calm and sweet personality,” the set source says.

    Women should be sweet, never complain, (never call him on his bullshit), be well behaved for your man!! That’s the kind of woman we like!

    Horrifying.

  14. Lola says:

    What is wrong with making out at an airport!!!! I’ve done it!

  15. holly hobby says:

    Ugh Ana why? When you could have had Chris Evans! That man was literally fangirling her during the Knives Out press junket.

    • Hildog says:

      I’m almost certain CHRIS Evans is gay. Regardless, who is to say she could have “had” Chris Evans? Did he express interest in her or any other women?

      • Tiffany says:

        I ain’t buying that. He has a sibling that is gay and Chris himself supports his brother and is LGBT friendly.

        If Chris was gay, something tells me he is confident enough in himself to just be.

    • Courtney B says:

      I guess it depends on which videos. Some I saw looked the reverse. And she was really flirty with him on her instagram during filming. But I think it’s her personality. And he’s always super supportive and enthusiastic with his costars. He raved about Toni collette about her Heredity performance and she looked so surprised and touched. I think he and de Armas just get called out because they’re young, hot and single. But the whole cast was like that with each other.

      • Chris says:

        LOL the whole cast wasn’t flirting with each other, only Chris and Ana were. I remember durring TIFF when Chris was trying to describe Ana and Toni Collette completed his sentence with “She’s hot!” and Chris literally blushed so much. That was cute. Maybe she was shipping Chris/Ana? LOL who knows.

  16. Dyl Rivers says:

    Ana and Chris were never going to happen. I knew they were never going to happen when they did a spanish interview and Chris didn’t even know what knife meant in Spanish. Everyone Ana has dated has spoken Spanish. Also it seemed like Chris was a bit shy around her. Shame he never asked her out. Anyone is better than Ben Affleck at this rate. He has so much baggage. But Ana’s Film Twitter and Social Media’s Hollywood IT girl right now so if he does do her dirty he’s done for. Ana doesn’t seem like the type to put up with that messy bs. I’m more worried for her than anything. She can do WAY better

  17. MAYA says:

    Ana’s Manager and Publicist must be in hysterics right now. The worst guy she could possibly be dating right now that she’s on FIRE. And Bradley Cooper was supposedly interested in her too asking her out for Dinner. Which makes me think she’s been dating Ben since last year when they started filming. Twitter told me around December or January. There’s pictures of them on set together already sharing coffee and laughing all the time off camera on breaks. I doubt this will hurt her career since she’s very talented. But I’m gobsmacked. He better not do her dirty likes he’s done everyone else. She’s so sweet and kind. I’m scared for her. Addiction is no joke and he just relapsed in October. The only one who could get hurt in this equation is Ana. And I hope that’s not the case. She can get anyone she wants to. She’s so beautiful. He has way too much problems for her

    • a says:

      Her PR team must be delighted. She was going to get there anyway but being with Ben pushes her towards the A-list. He’s A-list, always has been, and always will be. Regardless of what comes next in his career, his Oscar win is one of the great Hollywood stories.

      If I were her friend, I’d be reminding her that he has serious mental health and addiction issues, and that he messed up his marriage. But Ana already knows that. Ben deserves happiness just like anyone else.

  18. Andrew’s Nemesis says:

    Didn’t her mother ever warn her about men like him?

  19. anon says:

    I hope Ana’s familia stages an intervention to get her out of this predictably bad relationship. Ben Affleck is bad GD news. Just ask Jennifer Garner and the last 20 women he’s screwed over one way or another.

  20. SAM says:

    Oh no Ana. She deserves and can do so much better than him. He is a mess. Way too much baggage for her beautiful self. Either he changes for her or this will just end in a heartbreak for her. Jennifer’s sources said she’s seen him change the last the few weeks and he seems in a better spot. But I don’t think Ana’s stupid. She won’t stay with him if he reverts backs to drinking and gambling and doing a bunch of stupid crap. She’ll dump him. He’ll be an idiot to lose her. She’s a dime a dozen and she deserves better. Way better

  21. JARED M says:

    I actually can’t believe this is real. She’s perfectly in spot to be the next Penelope Cruz or Margot Robbie. She has so much amazing projects in the works. And this? Affleck is a playboy with a lot of bad habits. I don’t know if he can change them for her but a man would be lucky to. But considering the way he screwed over Jennifer Gardner I have no hope for him. We’ll see. But Ana can do way better than this. She’s got everything the looks and the talent. Hell, she’s already Hollywood’s current IT girl. If he doesn’t get it together and shape up for her, then it’s really his loss. Any guys would be more than lucky to date Ana. Such a kind, sweet stunner. Her Interviews on Youtube also shows she’s really funny and adorable. I’m sending her all the luck in the world. For her sake, I hope Affleck changes.

  22. Queen Meghan’s Hand says:

    I’m in the 0.01% but I really like this pairing.
    1) Her career is just taking off and he has enough fame to help boost her status.
    2) He already has 3 kids, so he won’t be exerting any pressure on her to settle down or be “mommy”.
    3) Jennifer Garner is basically his whole support system (and won’t let go of that role but that’s another comment for another post) so Ana only has the “fun and sober” Ben not the messy bits.
    I ship them.

  23. JoJo says:

    They’re just dating. They’re not entering into a marriage. They’re both adults. I don’t see the big deal. One thing this relationship (or fling) does confirm though, is that he was already involved with Ana on some level when he began “The Way Back” press tour and started talking about all of his regrets, etc. Funny that the media really tried to shape all of that into a potential Affleck-Garner reconciliation narrative, which they always do – and yet he was already dating when he said those things. I never took his “regret” comments as wishing he could be back in the marriage specifically, but more that he’s regretful that a family was blown apart and the kids were hurt, et.

    • a says:

      Yeah, that’s the impression I had too. He talked about his hopes for a “deeply committed relationship” in the same interview he talked about regretting his divorce.

  24. CINDY T says:

    Apparently Ben is really charming and smart according to many people who are friends with him or dated him. Like JG or JL said. That said all his bad traits completely negate his positive ones. The addiction, the gambling, and the worst the cheating. I hope she knows what she’s doing. I would hate to see her get screwed over. Loved her in Knives Out and I love watching her career blossom. She’s 31 and I thought she was about 25 but that just goes to show how beautiful she is. Idk who her team is but they should also be looking out for her and pray Ben doesn’t go back to his old self. The way Ben acts is the key player in this relationship. If he reverts backs to drinking again and being messy I have no doubt Ana will leave him. I wondered why he looked happier and skinnier in all his Interviews lately and now we know the reason. Ana’s gorgeous and deserves better. I hope he changes for her but time will only tell. Can’t wait to watch her Netflix movie next month. Good luck Ana, you’re going to need it!

  25. MJM says:

    I am really hoping this is a showmance to promote their movie…

  26. JAMES says:

    Ben was talking about her in all his Spanish Interviews for his latest movie. It’s all over YouTube. Couldn’t stop talking about her. He talked about Ana whenever he could. He’s definitely whipped over her but who wouldn’t be. She’s gorgeous and talented and also not the type to want public attention. She’s never talked about any of her relationships. Ana’s very private and good for her. From her Vanity Fair issue I could tell she has a good head on her shoulders. If anyone is the lucky one, it’s Ben. Hands downs. Sometimes the right person can change a person for good. And word is they’ve been dating since December so I’m sure Ana knows what she’s getting into. She also seems like the type to not put up with any bullshit. So if Ben likes her as much as it seems like he knows very much not to pull some ugly shit. Also the fact he made a point to mention the fluent in Spanish thing in every interview he did last week is so funny now. He’s got it bad. Let’s hope he changes for her. Ana’s such a softhearted beaut. Anyone would be lucky to be with her

    • Tiffany says:

      That is how Ben rolls. When he is interested in a woman, he goes above and beyond to let them and anyone who is around know.

      Did we forget how he pursued a still married Lopez and a in a relationship Garner.

  27. S says:

    Remember during the Knives Out press tour when some people said Chris Evans was being super flirty with her, and the general consensus here was that Ana could do so much better? Welp.

  28. panzley says:

    I don’t see the problem here. Yes, he’s been messy in the past with his addiction. There are more functioning addicts out there than most people realize. I know he is not a functioning addict but there are people looking normal on the outside doing crazy stuff behind closed doors. At least she is aware of his issues and is not walking into this blindly. We all have our issues. I don’t think this will end with their untimely deaths or anything. Let them have their fun.

  29. Dee Kay says:

    Yuck. I don’t feel any which way about this actress but I know she’s getting good roles these days and that she just appeared on the cover of Vanity Fair. All good things happening for her. But dating Ben Affleck? There’s very little chance that’s going to be good for her. That guy would need like 7 years in therapy and a profound commitment to sobriety before any sane woman should even look at him twice.

  30. KARA says:

    She can do way better than him. He has a lot of baggage. But Joaquin Phoenix was the same way until he met Rooney Mara. Except Joaquin a lesser level of baggage than Ben. Who knows. For her sake I hope he does change and become a better person. She seems so soft and sweet. Loved her in Knives Out

  31. pitch says:

    This is really gross. Wtf is wrong with her?

  32. HELEN says:

    i thought ana was dating chris evans.

    i hope the best for both ana and ben, but while this pairing can only be positive for ben, it might bring lots of stress and heartache.

    the sky’s the limit for her at this point. hope she fulfills her own expectations and potential. hope ben doesn’t get in the way of that.

  33. ChillyWilly says:

    Oof…she really does look like she is his daughter. She looks a good 10 years younger than 31 and Ben, well, he just looks like hell. It’s not cute.

  34. Isa says:

    Oh, look, he found himself a cool girl.

  35. Mariettaj81 says:

    So I just googled and she’s a Taurus. He’s a Leo. My soon to be ex-roommate is a Taurus and I’m a Leo. I have to bite my tongue a bunch with her. She’s so ridiculously dumb with guys and she’s the exact same age as Ana. (Only older by 5 days). Taurus is definitely not a good match for Leo. Hopefully this is just a sex thing and they will come to their senses once they get to know one another more. Hopefully it will just be a fun fling for the both of them!

  36. Lulu says:

    I don’t get it. Why all the hoopla over this chick? I have no idea who she is and now that I do means that she already got a lot more out of this d’alliance than he is getting. Also she just looks like a regular cute girl next door to me. Nothing special or ‘gorgeous’ like other commenters are saying, so no she isn’t ‘too good’ for him. He has landed way hotter or more beautiful women in his lifetime. Helloo… J Lo? Garner in her heyday? Like it or not, a lot of people still find this man good looking and charming (even tho i don’t) so he won’t be running out of options any time soon.

  37. Awkward symphony says:

    Omg I couldn’t believe this at first. She could do so much better.

  38. Frenchtoast says:

    Maybe they were just acting? Or they gonna be a fake couple to promote the movie??

  39. Laurie says:

    Ugh, he’s so gross and has played around with so many women! She’s making a big mistake and I can’t believe she’d lower her standards to be with a douchebag. YUCK!