Ana de Armas ‘is very nurturing’ and Ben Affleck ‘seems to love that’

The photo above is from Saturday, of Ben Affleck and Ana de Armas walking her little dog in his neighborhood in Brentwood. They held hands, stared lovingly into each other’s eyes, posed curbside, and even kissed for the paparazzi. (The kissing photos from that day are exclusive, you can see them here, on People.) I get that new couples can’t keep their hands off each other, but at the same time they definitely want us to see and talk about them and their new love. For those of you who continue to say this PR, Ben is not this good of an actor! Ana is clearly loved up too. On Saturday Ana was in a velour embroidered hoodie, which is very cute. The photos of her in black are from last Monday, and they also kissed during that walk.

I looked for new quotes about their love and the only ones I could find that we hadn’t talked about yet were in ETOnline and E! These may come from the paparazzi and people looking at the photos because E! has a lot of descriptions of how happy they are. They also had some details about their routine:

“Ben is sober and in a really good place and Ana respects him for the process he’s going through,” the source said. “Ben and Ana are still early into their relationship, but it’s been fun and exciting for both.” – ET Online

“Ben and Ana are quarantined at his house, where they have been together since returning from Costa Rica,” a separate source recently shared. “They have a simple daily routine which includes walking Ana’s dog and ordering food, which gets delivered by Postmates. Every other day, Ben has been visiting his kids and Ana stays behind at the house.”

“Ben and Ana look like total lovebirds. They laugh together and share funny stories. She is very nurturing and he seems to love that,” the source continued. “They can’t get enough of each other. After days of being quarantined and never leaving each others’ sides, they are still laughing, smiling, kissing and hugging.” – From E!

[From ETOnline and E!]

I hope they’re all doing ok, including Ben’s kids and ex, and she seems ok judging from Instagram. I haven’t been ordering food, but after I watched this video from a doctor explaining how to stay safe (I describe it more in this post from Quimby) I feel safer about it and may just get takeout.

There are also photos I’m not including of a doctor visiting them at home last Tuesday. I would bet that one or both of them have mild symptoms, a lot of people I know do, but that’s pure speculation.





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  1. lunchcoma says:

    I don’t know why they insist on calling the paps during a pandemic. They’ve made it clear they’re together, and reminding people a couple times a week is kind of annoying.

  2. Snappyfish says:

    Run, you in danger girl

    • NYC_girl says:

      spoken by Whoopi G in “Ghost…” 🙂
      Yeah, I’m almost 51, I already tried being “nurturing” to an alchoholic/addicted partner twice. Not doing it again.

      • frenchtoast says:

        That’s what happens when you think you have to be a mother not a partner to a man.

  3. T.Fanty says:

    In that bottom picture where she is wearing Iesther jeans, it looks like a college girl with her kind of hot dad. I am NOT here for that aesthetic.

    Also, isn’t “kind of nuturing” the same kind of gross “old soul” euphemism that Jake G uses for dating babies, too?

    • Miss V says:

      Came here to say the same thing. She looks like she could be his daughter.

      And Jake G’s girlfriend is “mature for her age!”

    • Liz version 700 says:

      Right?!?! The look and descriptions of his girlfriends “babysitters” sound more and more like adverts on She was so good I. “Knives Out” I have a fantasy of Chris Evans coming to save her… I will see myself out lol

    • MangoAngel says:

      She’s in her 30s, with one marriage and divorce u set her belt. I’d hardly call her a “baby.” Yeah, he’s older than her, but aside from that they aren’t really at all that different planes of existence.

      Do people snark on Harrison Ford and Calista Flockhart this way? Or is it just because he’s a recovering alcoholic/gambler and therefore forever deserving of derision?

      • FYI says:

        Harrison Ford isn’t smooching down the street every. single. day. during a pandemic for a pap walk.

    • whatWHAT? says:

      ALL of those pictures look like a college girl with her dad.

      as for her being “nurturing”…well, we all know that Ben needs a motherly figure in his life to take care of him since he’s such a mess…it’s no wonder he seems to “love that”.

    • adastraperaspera says:

      it really does look like she’s his kid.

    • I agree and I think this is the beginning of Benifer 2.0. This may play out for awhile but I think it will crash and burn just like Ben and Jennifer Lopez. And, I don’t think it’s her mind that this aging alcoholic likes about her, it is her adoration and her hot bod and how it makes him look. I mean who calls the tabloids to get pics of you kissing and walking a dog during a pandemic. Ben’s ego is enormous.

  4. Astrid says:

    one of the pictures looks like he is walking with his daughter. Yuck

  5. emmy says:

    Oh, girl. He needs a mother, not a girlfriend. I don’t subscribe to the notion that you need to be able to be single/alone, some people just love to be in a relationship and don’t do well alone. I’m the opposite so I get it. But there are times when it’s a distraction and an escape. Does anyone think he should be dating? He should get his sh*t together, learn to stay sober and be a responsible parent. I’m picturing Jenniger Garner sipping wine and thinking “Oh yeah, you think he’ll change for you? Bless your hear.”

    • a says:

      I mean, he does seem to have his shit together right now, sobriety-wise.

      • emmy says:

        He’s been here before, many times. He’s been dealing with various addiction issues for decades so it takes more than a few months to be able to tell. I wish him all the best.

      • tcbc says:

        Let’s check in 2 months from now when he relapses again. Hopefully Ana won’t get knocked up before then.

      • a says:

        @tcbc I don’t get comments like this, why would you wish a relapse on someone?

      • Wisca says:

        Deleted because my comment was not helpful.

    • frenchtoast says:

      Most men don’t think twice before entering a relationship. They’re not expected to enter a relationship “perfect”, women are supposed to lift them up while they’re validated just for being men.

  6. MrsBump says:

    Substance issues, gambling, cheating..
    it’s from Ben, Ana should be quarantining against!
    The virus lasts around 7 days for people in their 30s who are infected, Ben could f her up for decades

  7. Justwastingtime says:

    Very kind of .. lol

  8. Veronica S. says:

    “Older Man Seeking Responsible Maternal Figure in Significantly Younger, Inexperienced Partner Who Won’t Make Any Demands of Him, News at 11!”

    • Ali says:

      Nailed it lol

    • ChillyWilly says:

      Lol! Truth!
      Everything about these two annoy the piss out of me. The performative PDA, their doctor who makes house calls, her ugly vinyl pants. They bug me.

    • a says:

      Lol, why does their doctor annoy you?!

      • ChillyWilly says:

        Do you hAve a doctor who makes house calls? Because most people do not. Most people have to risk Covid-19 to go to the doctor right now. JFC. Eat the rich.

  9. 123 says:

    I don’t know why she’s with him. She can do so much better.

  10. Flying fish says:

    These two are starting to annoy me.

  11. Case says:

    The fact that they seemingly had this rollout planned before the pandemic and are still going ahead with it anyway is so cringey.

  12. OriginalLara says:

    Of you course they are doing this for PR! That doesn’t mean they’re not smitten with or lusting after each other. One doesn’t exclude the other. And they’re doing these pap strolls because he needs to stroke his ego and she’s too naive to realise it. She will be a blip in the rearview mirror in no time and will forever be known as his Corona side piece. Well done, girl, well done.

  13. Caitlin says:

    I’m not sure if they are calling the paps or not as there seems to a huge volume of pap photos coming out of celebrities walking during this pandemic. She looks like she could be his child but she’s in her thirties. I think it’s important to say that because she does look a lot younger. If it is a PR relationship what’s the end goal but she’s already proved she’s a great actress, and she has a few other exciting roles coming out soon, I don’t see why she’d need Ben. You could argue Ben needs this more but I’m still not buying the PR angle

  14. Barb says:

    At first I didn’t think this was the case but now I kinda do think she’s knocked up.

  15. Charlotte says:

    Enough with this PR relationship. BTW those PR strolls are disgusting in this moment.

  16. Mabs A'Mabbin says:


  17. sunny says:

    Not at all surprised at that nurturing quote Almost all his significant exes have been very nurturing. Think Jlo, Jennifer Garner, etc. He doesn’t have a physical type but he sure as hell looks for women who are nurturing and like to care of others. I wondering if consistently seeking that type has something to do with his own inability to take care of himself.

    • Jenn says:

      That was my first thought, too — it really isn’t a surprising match at all. I like him, and I totally get why she likes him. No woman ever expects to go from a loving, supportive cheerleader to an exhausted nag.

  18. Goldie says:

    Does anyone else notice how much makeup Ben appears to be wearing in the photos? These are definitely staged shots.

    • Audrey says:

      Where to you see the makeup in these photos? I think he has blush on, but I can’t see anymore.

    • M says:

      I don’t see makeup but I do see the face of a man who is getting laid at least once every day by a hot as hell younger woman. He’s all bright-eyed and bushy-tailed, hahah

    • Jules says:

      also in all of these daily pap strolls, there are one or two photos of them looking directly at the photographer. they are completely aware and in agreement with being papped.

  19. lisa says:

    Looks happier than he has in like 6 years. The joy actually reaches his eyes, good for him. He is allowed to get his sh*t together and be happy. That’s all that matters really, not what anyone thinks. As for the pap photos, everyone who is walking around LA is getting pap’d right now and photos of Affleck go for more money. Ben just isn’t hiding her like he has other girlfriends. Obvious speculation but at his age and station in life, he prob realizes that he’s lucky she wants to be with him. He’s showing her off like she’s a prize pony.

    • Evie says:

      He looked like that with Shookus. I even thought she was number one because they were lovers for years, she left her husband because of him, and Jen Garner confronted her. They looked happy, kisses, he seemed into her, the happiest he looked in years, until he left her for a playgirl. Enjoy the ride, Ana.

      • a says:

        He was struggling massively throughout the whole Shookus relationship though, not that it was her fault. He was photographed at a liquor store three times (twice with her!!), was trailed on loads of their dates by a nurse, spent a time at a sober living house, got alcohol deliveries to his house, and bookended the relationship with two rehab visits.

  20. LeonsMomma says:

    Posted this (except for last graph) on the Robin Wright post too: Throwing this question out there: there is a 17 year difference between her and her husband, 16 years between Ben Affleck and Ana de Adams.

    So is it hypocritical (sexist) to praise Robin (I know it’s coming), while trashing Ben?

    (BTW: I have dated significantly (more than 10 years younger) younger men (20 years younger was the most) before. And tbh while the relationships ran their course, I got tired of all the looks and disapproval from women.

    On the other hand, Ben is a mess and Ana need to run!

    • Evie says:

      It is hypocritical, but it is not common for women with men younger than themselves. While for men it is, many men date young women to look young, desirable, because of their ego. Robin is probably not with a guy because of her ego or to look young, but because she likes him. Also think that for her, a woman over 50, it must be difficult to find a partner of the same age who wants to date her.
      Men in their 50s are looking at girls 30 or younger.

    • Hmp says:

      I *think* it isn’t hypocritical because the point is it’s so unbalanced- with the current skew, female dating pools shrink substantially as we age whereas male dating pools grow. Praising women who date younger men and chastising men who do it is just trying to give carrots/sticks in an effort to equalise/bring things to the middle.

  21. babsjohnson says:

    They look stupid. Looking into each other eyes while walking…GMAFB

  22. Mcali02 says:

    All I can see is her touching his face during a pandemic. GET YOUR HANDS OFF HIS FACE!!!! Ew.

  23. lucy2 says:

    Looks like Ben’s the one who’s enjoyed calling the paparazzi all these years.
    These PR strolls are ridiculous.

    • RoyalBlue says:

      I know right?! He wants the public to see he is a changed man. No longer dating randoms and going on drinking binges.

      • amber says:

        if he’s changed, then why isn’t he out spending time with his kids?
        We see Jen out with the kids at least once a day even during this pandemic.
        There were photos shared of Ben looking very surprised to see his son Samuel (on Saturday) on his property to hand him some homework he made for school.

      • a says:

        When he got back from vacation, they stayed at his house for a few days and he was then photographed visiting lots at Jennifer’s until a week ago. In the photos of Sam, they were apparently social distancing so I think Ben must have had contact with someone and has to now stay away for 14 days.

    • lisa says:

      Nah, Jen’s been pap’d nearly every day, too. It’s just that her posts on here don’t get many comments so it seems they’ve stopped bothering.

    • Me says:

      Lmao, hilarious. Jen’s instagram manager is literally quarantining at her house. Global pandemic, everything is shut down, people are dying… but she’s gotta make sure that Instagram is maintained. That’s her priority in these times. If she focused on her acting abilities as much as she has focused on controlling the narrative via PR antics, she might still have a decent acting career

  24. Audrey says:

    I think I’ve changed my mind and I’m now not sure that this is a total PR relationship. I’m starting to think it’s real, AND they are using the relationship for the PR advantage. But, at this point, I’m SO tired of seeing them, I don’t even care anymore.

  25. qtpi says:

    We watched “He’s just not that into you” this weekend and holy moly has he aged. He looks 25 years older now. I forgot how cute he used to be back in the day. Now he just looks beat and miserable.

    Must be nice to run around acting like a 25 year old with no responsibilities.

  26. Papla says:

    I’m not completely decided. But swinging towards PR…the roll out of it seems decided. Costa Rica, Coffee stroll, and now the third loved up stroll outside his house which they know will get them attention. The stopping in the street for moments of PDA after looking right at the camera. Something is off. I think he looking miserable and shes looking giddy, but she is the better actor I suppose! He gets to seem reliable and free from his demons and she gets the name exposure and a step up to A list. I’m predicting after the movies out it’ll be all “we are better as friends, but we have a great respect for each other”…blah blah.

    • Brianna says:

      I think he looks happier and more content than he has in a very long time. Dating around doesn’t serve him and neither does staying single/unmarried. I think he’ll marry ana and start a second family.

      • Tina says:

        I think you are right about them marrying. I suspect they will at least have a baby together. Sometimes he does look happier, but sometimes he just looks tired and sad. I don’t think he likes being alone (both mentally and physically). The constant PDA is tacky and makes their relationship look suspect.

      • a says:

        I also think he’ll marry her

      • Evie says:

        Nah he will broke her heart

      • amber says:

        Ben really shouldn’t have more kids, he can’t even take care of the kids he has now.

  27. frenchtoast says:

    “she’s nurturing” is just code for she’s “mommy number 2”.

  28. Chris says:

    In recent pics I saw, Ben kinda looks over it based on his body language while Ana seems delighted to be in front of paps. I think he is going pull the plug on this much earlier than we think, unless he plans to knock her up. Both of them are prone to making bad life decisions and Ana is absolutely parched so I won’t be surprised if that happens. I wonder how this relationship will affect her career? She has an Oscar bait Marilyn Monroe biopic coming out in November, produced by Brad Pitt’s company. Will anyone take her seriously after being Afflecked?

    • Evie says:

      Is Oscar going to happen? lol I think it will positively affect her, he is part of the Hollywood elite, he can help in her campaign if they are still together. That’s probably why she’s with him, the more famous, better for her and for a possible Oscar campaign. He helped a lot with his brother’s Oscar campaign, Ben has one of the best publicists in town.

  29. panzley says:

    This “relationship”, whatever it is or is not, really doesn’t bother me. I’m actually enjoying the speculation and drama. Either way, I wish him the best in his sobriety. It’s not easy to remain sober during all this madness. I know people that don’t even drink that are picking up drinking wine just to pass the time.

  30. Jayna says:

    It doesn’t matter if she looks young for her age. The facts are she will be 32 years old in 30 days. She has been married before. She has a career. She is a woman. It’s her choice. They do look smitten and loved up with with each other. And many women, whether in their culture or just in their personality, are very nurturing to the man in their life.

    He looks happy and healthy right now. But I fear his ups and downs aren’t over yet.

    I don’t believe they call paps. The paparazzi are always around. But they are using the paps for their PR. It’s a bit much. She is his type. Brunette, not stick thin, naturally pretty. Every Latina woman I know is strong, including my sister-in-law. That will be good for him.

  31. LaurenMichelle says:

    His Ex Jen has been calling the paps too. Her assistant’s drive-by birthday party. Walking around the neighbourhood with their 3 kids, whilst looking at her phone, during a pandemic. Jen is pissed off & risking their kids safety… She annoys me more than Ben.

  32. amber says:

    Really? To me this is getting more and more fake.
    Fans mention they weren’t “close enough” and the next day they share photos of them loving up.
    The next time they say they aren’t even kissing, and the next day there’s photos of them kissing, and now they are kissing every single time they’re out.
    And about the “Ben talked to a paparazzi about how much they were earning, and that it’s not worth sitting outside of his house for”
    Someone who does PR responded to that saying that it’s very normal for celebs to say that to paparazzi to make sure to show the world that it’s ‘all real’ when it isn’t.

  33. Carolnr says:

    This Easter holiday should be interesting….

  34. Keaton says:

    I’ve been pretty critical of Ben the last few years but this seems fine. She’s significantly younger but she’s in her 30s so not THAT young. He’s not partying, drinking or gambling AFAIK. They look happy. I think it’s real. I do wonder if he’s a good choice for HER though. He’s got alot of issues and I’m not convinced he’s a really healthy choice for anyone. Be careful Ana! Oh and yuck at that nurturing comment. Grow up!