Ana de Armas and Ben Affleck were on vacation in Georgia with his mom and kids


Last week, Ben Affleck, Ana de Armas and his kids were seen getting on a private plane. We didn’t cover that story because we didn’t have those photos. Plus I’m sick of writing about them and I think some of you are tired of talking about them too. It was the cutout of Ana that did it for me, and there’s no way you can convince me that was Ben’s kids’ idea. Anyway Ben, Ana, his kids, his mom and the kids’ golden retriever, Birdie, were seen getting off the plane. People reports that they all went to Georgia for a few days. Ben has a huge lakefront property with a two homes in Savannah, that’s on the market, and as Lainey pointed out Ana seems to have posted photos from there. There are photos of that property below, we posted them back in 2015. Here’s a link to more photos of it. It’s a $16 million dollar compound on a private island called Hampton Island an hour outside Savannah. “One is a plantation-style home known as the ‘Big House’ and the other a 10,000 square foot brown rustic style home called the ‘Oyster House.’

Do you want to read Ben’s PR release about their vacation? Here it is:

Affleck and de Armas were later seen returning from Georgia with [Ben's mom] Christine in tow.

“They are spending a few days in Georgia with Ben’s kids. It’s a low-key vacation,” the source tells PEOPLE. “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.”

[From People]

As you know, Ben likes to control the narrative. Remember when he pressured Find Your Roots host Louis Gates Jr. to erase the fact that he had a slave-owning ancestor? That’s textbook white fragility. The Daily Beast remembers and they have a whole new article about it. It’s available only for subscribers though. I covered that story at the time. Ben not only did that, he refused to comment to the NY Times about it and defended himself in a Facebook post by saying he lobbied for the change like he asks directors for changes. He wrote “this isn’t a news program. Finding Your Roots is a show where you voluntarily provide a great deal of information about your family, making you quite vulnerable.” Instead of including that segment, they incorrectly claimed that Ben’s mother was a Freedom Rider during the historic Freedom Summer of 1964. While his mom was active in the Civil Rights Movement, it was in 1965, a year later. Finding Your Roots season three got delayed by PBS due to the edits which Affleck requested and PBS suspended production for a time after that to investigate.

Anyway back to Ben and Ana. I bet this was a nice break for Jen and their nanny and that’s all I’ll say about that.

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These are older photos of Ben and Ana from before their vacation. Credit: Backgrid and Avalon.red

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  1. Lightpurple says:

    But where is Stroller Cat?

  2. Lmao24 says:

    erm plantation style home ? sorry what :S

    • a says:

      It was built in the 2000s but it’s Greek Revival architecture

      • Haapa says:

        ….no? You can see photos and it’s not Greek Revival at all?

      • Lola says:

        It’s called a Greek Revival PLANTATION home by the photo agency in the linked Celebitchy post.
        Leaving out the racist part, how very Ben Affleck of you!

      • a says:

        I didn’t leave out the “racist part”??? I was explaining how it could be considered plantation-style. It is because it’s a Greek Revival design.

      • milliemollie says:

        Wait, so people are building plantation inspired houses despite, well, you know the fucking history of them? And people like Affleck want to live in something like that? America is a strange place

  3. 10KTurtle says:

    I just wanna know where she got her tie dye sweatsuit! I might be going a little overboard with the tie dye this summer. (Sorry not sorry.)

    • Helen says:

      Her sweatsuit was almost $500, likely gifted to her since the company knew she’d wear it out for her daily pap stroll with Ben. Just make your own.

  4. jaylee says:

    This is just a random observation but around 30% of my kids friends parents are divorced & the fathers always have the grandmother heavily in the mix during their time. Two dads I know moved their mothers in with them “to help” & now all vacations & kid centric activities include the girlfriend/mom combo. My dad had us on the weekends growing up & he never had any help. Granted we ate cereal out of margarine containers for most meals & he added up our ages to watch rated R movies but having your Mom around all the time feels like cheating.

    • Coco says:

      I know without a doubt if my husband and I ever split he’d need his mom around a lot more too and would rely heavily on the involvement of his family. Having to take on 100% of the responsibilities 50% of the time would be a huge shift for him whereas I feel like my life wouldn’t change all that much (except to get more free time that other 50% of the time!)

      • frenchtoast says:

        I’m not surprised by these comments, mothers/wives generally take majority, is not 100% of the responsibilities. But they also choose to marry and baby these immature men so I don’t really feel sorry for them.

    • Granger says:

      I go away for a couple of nights each year with a group of girlfriends. My husband is all for it and always plans a fun weekend for himself and the kids. But some of my friends’ husbands cannot seem to be alone with their kids — they either ship the kids off to grandma’s or have grandma come to them. And these aren’t men who never get their own time to themselves — it’s not a “let’s be fair” thing, “you get to go away so I should have some me time too.” It’s laziness, pure and simple.

  5. Valiantly Varnished says:

    I find them boring and exhausting all at the same time. Like I truly dont care. They both are coming off as thirsty for attention and I frankly dont want to give it to them.

  6. Case says:

    He reminds me of how Taylor Swift used to roll out her relationships in a very templated way. “First we’ll go on romantic strolls, then you’ll be seen at my house, then you’ll meet my parents…” etc.

    • Mireille says:

      Yes, but I’m going to give props to Taylor because she never had a cardboard cut out of herself planted on her lawn. She could have, but she never did.

  7. milliemollie says:

    Not seeing them for a few days was like I was on vacation as well, so thanks Benana!

    The only one who’s not annoyed by them seems to be Lainey… She’s writing about them like a teenager having their first crush.

    • JoJo says:

      Yeah, and I like it. She’s not going after Ben like he’s the worst thing that ever happened to Hollywood – I think she’s trying to cut him some slack as he tries to navigate sobriety. A novel idea.

      Re: some comments above about the cutout of Anna, I think they were just toying with people with the cutout. Just like I think they were toying with people when they each wore a half of that heart necklace (or if it was the same necklace, they each wore it separately.) They knew exactly what they were doing. I’m happy he’s finally moving on with someone where he can involve the kids and his mom, etc. Their pap strolls are no different than the thousands of “happy family” pap walks Jen orchestrated throughout their marriage and well after their split, so … whatever.

      • Lola says:

        Ben has a problematic past and I’m glad that people are not forgetting that he can be shady just because he’s one of Hollywood’s golden boys.

        He had already moved on with someone else and that didn’t work out. And starting a relationship so soon after a recent relapse is not the best thing. Ben was behind the family pap strolls as much as Jen. It was mostly him who fucked up and needed to be seen as a family man.

        And yes, they know exactly what they are doing and people are turned off by it. They will feel it once no one wants to see the movie because everyone has already enough of them. It just reeks of Bennifer 1.0

      • Jules says:

        it’s also called being thirsty for attention

      • Barb says:

        Thirsty is putting the family cat in a stroller and doing a photoshoot for the paps with it, then going on Ellen and giving a whole interview about it. Performative and reeks of desperation.

      • Lola says:

        Yes, but so is letting the paps know you’re in Costa Rica, putting a cut out of yourself in front of the house, walking the dogs slowly so good pics can be taken, suddenly “forgetting” the gate code so you have to jump a fence, wearing heart necklaces like teenagers, playing with your boyfriend’s kids in front of the house so the paps can get good “what a great stepmom she’ll make” photos. Ben and Jen are both thirsty and Ana fits right in.

        And it’s okay to be jealous of stroller cat, Barb. No one will ever be as regal and majestic as her. We just can’t compete.

      • tcbc says:

        He has sexually assaulted multiple women (that we know of.) He doesn’t deserve slack.

      • milliemollie says:

        He also probably used his connections to ensure that his brother wins an Oscar.

    • a says:

      Lainey’s post was pretty measured. She doesn’t gloss over his problematic behavior but seems to be taking a more compassionate approach to celebrity coverage overall.

      • milliemollie says:

        Lainey has her favorites that she treats well in her posts and for some reason Affleck has moved onto that list. Maybe she’s hoping for an exclusive,lol

  8. Mumbles says:

    It’s annoying to see rich people going on vacation when there’s a pandemic going on and a lot of us have not seen our family and our friends for months. And yes I’m sure they had a private plane and all that, but that just emphasizes how the rich have a very different existence than the rest of us.

    • milliemollie says:

      And definitely no 14 days self-quarantine to protect others

    • M says:

      It’s not just rich people. I have several “friends” on FB who have taken vacations recently. Granted it looks like they rented houses at the beach but they did fly on commercial planes (wearing masks) to go. It’s hard for me to see bc I have an immunosuppressed child and my mother-in-law who is 76 is helping watch them this summer so I can work. We are extra careful for them. It does seem like people are just over it all when the pandemic is still very real. Frankly flying on private plane seems much safer.

  9. Jess says:

    Speaking of Affleck caring about BLM, a couple of hours less on that Private jet could have paid for the legal funds for the Venice Baptist Church he got PR from the other week.

  10. Flamingo says:

    They will be engaged by the end of the summer. Ben is going to try to lock this down.

    • Mumbles says:

      I *think* she’s too smart for that? I *hope* she is!

    • Jess says:

      I’m thinking a quiet split in new year after the movie is out.

    • MaryContrary says:

      Engaged, then married and a baby. I don’t think he’d have her around his kids this much if she wasn’t “the one.” Inevitably they’ll get divorced.

  11. a says:

    He seems happy which is good. That’s all I got.

  12. Barb says:

    There’s a pic of him from today’s DM (motorcycle ride, visiting Ana’s house in Venice) and he’s wearing brown pants and a dark shirt — he looks amazing. Best he’s looked since like 2012. He and Ana are cute together and she’s obviously been really good for him. I don’t get the hate. If people truly were so disgusted, they’d just ignore them.

    • Marietta58 says:

      First off, I have no problems with most of what you said. He does look amazing. BUT… let’s keep in mind Ana had nothing to do with him getting sober in the first place. He looked good after he split with Lindsay in early 2018 (after another rehab stint.) He looked good alll summer of 2019 as well. The only time he hasn’t looked good is when Deep Water first started filming back in early November 2019, right after his “slip”. So, I really don’t think Ana has anything to do with Ben looking good. When he’s sober, he looks good. And yes, he seems happy, which also adds to the “looking good.” I just hope he stays sober, for good this time.

      As for the people who seem to “hate” on them. The internet is full of hate, Yes, like you, I have myself ignored people I dislike, bc why put any energy into it. It’s not worth it. But many (many) others don’t feel the same way. They thrive on putting others down. It’s just sad.

      I think most are just completely disgusted with the fact they are so “out there” with their relationship. They are incredibly thirsty together. It’s like watching a train-wreck, you can’t look away. That’s just my take…

  13. WilliamJoelene says:

    She’s gotta be pregnant. Otherwise why the intense show, fast tracking it with the kids, his family? Stroller cat won’t be the baby anymore!

    • WilliamJoelene says:

      PS @Lola, it’s only Bennifer of the film is sh!t, which it has to be right? Hope so!

    • Jules says:

      They are for sure going out of their way to promote this relationship… I’m not gonna bump-watch but it is fair to wonder why so performative.

  14. Barb says:

    I don’t think she’s pregnant. I think they are simply in love/infatuated with each other. I think she is special to him and that’s why he’s going to such lengths to make her feel included in everything. He’s really cleaned up his act since January, slimmed down, obviously taking better care of himself. He’s got this hot younger girlfriend and wants to look good.

  15. Carolnr says:

    This is the early “honeymoon” phase of the relationship…of course they seem blissfully happy & in love. You would be happy too if you had every meal delivered to your door, got on a private jet to fly across any state or country, and had your children / step children for fun activities& vacations. Who wouldn’t be happy?
    The real test of a relationship is taking your child/ren to all their appointments ( medical & recreational), taking care of a sick child/ ren, maintaining a home, & trying to balance your career all at the same time! Ben is lucky that he has Jen as the mother of his children.
    Oh, & if he relapses( hope not), will Ana be there for him or take the high road?