Ben Affleck & Ana de Armas haven’t been photographed together since the WaPo story

Ben Affleck and Ana De Armas enjoy a nice afternoon walk with their dogs
On the Fourth of July, The Washington Post’s Emily Yahr published an article in their Pop Culture section calling Ben Affleck and Ana de Armas “the pandemic’s only tabloid celebrities.” Since that article came out nearly a week ago, WaPo has had only three stories in that category and they’re more general entertainment news like Quibi’s failure and the fact that it took forever for classic Black sitcoms to go to streaming. The article had a positive spin, saying Ben and Ana are fun to watch and are a nice distraction. We know Ben pays attention to stories about him and it had to have stung that he was being slightly ribbed by WaPo.

We last saw Ben and Ana together looking at homes for sale in Venice on July 3rd. They used to get photographed walking their dogs together at least every other day for weeks. Since that article came out, and it’s been almost a week, Ben has only been photographed once, alone, walking his dog. That was in Venice yesterday so we know he was visiting Ana. So what happened? Did the WaPo article make Ben and/or Ana realize the optics? Did they make the decision to stop doing paparazzi photo ops and whose idea was that? They were getting on my nerves, but at the same time I miss them. It was fun to see Ana laughing at Ben like he was the funniest guy ever. I liked seeing her ridiculous outfits. She needs to wear a mask more, but that goes against her whole objective at being photographed. We may have Chris Evans and Lily James now, but they’re not going to fill that void.

There’s a whole side story we haven’t covered about Ana’s fan account, Ana de Armas Updates, getting blocked and then re-added by the official Knives Out twitter. The Knives out Twitter account has since unblocked Ana de Armas Updates and gave them some never-before-seen behind the scenes photos of Ana as a show of good faith. Paper Magazine has an interview with AJ, who runs Ana de Armas updates, and the Knives Out Twitter team that explains everything.

Ana herself of course blocked Ana de Armas updates after they wrote a funny and benign caption about her walk with Ben on Easter. She hasn’t unblocked them yet.

Ben Affleck and Ana De Armas out on their daily walk with the dogs

Ben Affleck and Ana de Armas take their dogs out for an evening stroll

Ben Affleck and girlfriend Ana de Armas can't contain their joy!

Photos credit: Backgrid

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  1. lucy2 says:

    Maybe she hurt her jaw fake laughing and needs a few days to recover.

  2. Darla says:

    I find them so entertaining, and I’m sappy enough to think that even though they’re totally EXTRA, they’re really in love. I enjoy their walks, and hope they start doing them again. Evans will never replicate this with anyone, he doesn’t have it n him. My guess is he goes into hiding now, but we’ll see. Anyway, no one can match Ben and Ana! They’re hilarious, but also kind of joyful at the same time.

    • Amelie says:

      But did you see the pictures of Lily and Chris at the park in London? I was impressed because I didn’t think we’d get two celebrities being more cringy and ridiculous together during the pandemic haha. They were laying on the grass not wearing masks, which I can’t fault them for because you couldn’t see anybody else around them. Chris was laying down in this really cheesy pose laughing and smiling and at one point they were both laying down completely on the ground with their heads down. They weren’t too grabby or being overly handsy but the pics were so funny. They then hung out at a taxi stand (or maybe they called an Uber) and got in a car together.

    • Frenchie says:

      Totally agree with every word here +1

  3. Tiff says:

    My favorite was when Adam Pally tweeted the photo of her fake laughing with the caption “How many people have to die?!” 😂

  4. lola says:

    Ben’s out of jokes and he’s looking for new material.

    Or maybe Rodrigo took some days off. The dude has worked so much in the last months.

  5. Andrew’s Nemesis says:

    Since narcissists believe themselves to be infinitely superior and more intelligent than the rest of the world, it really stings when they’re caught out. Particularly in performative displays.
    Ben and Ana are sitting side by side, gazing into a mirror, caught in a web of Narcissist Shame (and their own beauty-and their own beauty-and their own beauty). It’ll take a while for them to emerge.

  6. Petite hirondelle says:

    Il is crazy but i will miss them. They are funny in the End And no Chris ans lily will not replace them, i don t see them doing that everyday

    • Tiffany says:

      No it is not, I miss them as well.

      It was just a few minutes a day to giggle at the thirst of those two. Something to distract from the hellscape that is life.

    • petite hirondelle says:

      I have begun to follow Ana after Bladerunner. I was fan she was so beautiful and good. Then I watch sergio. So i was following her before all that and i believe she can do an amazing career. They are thirsty but during this pandemic they can give me a smile each time

  7. Livvers says:

    This is just Ben’s MO for the last 20+ years. He either falls in love or picks a mainstream kinda role, seeks the spotlight, and basks in the gossip coverage, but the minute a ‘serious’ press publication takes notice, he retreats, embarrassed and sullen.

    If he actually emerges into the paparazzi sunlight today, staged and smiling, I would actually consider it a sign of personal growth on his part.

  8. Jamie says:

    A while back I saw some tweet (I can’t find it now) that had a series of their pap stroll pics where they’re both doing that over the top laugh, and it was captioned “How f*cking funny is this guy?!” Now every time I see their pictures I think of that comment and it makes me laugh.

    You know as much as I rag on BenAna for being obvious about their pap shots, at least it’s pleasant (harmless?) and entertaining during this whole covid ordeal.

  9. Tiffany says:

    I adore Ana’s aviators. Those are a good look on her.

  10. jccw says:

    It was noted on another site that these are not new pics of Ben yesterday. They are the same series from Backgrid last week. ???

  11. Gelyafey says:

    I will miss pics of the dogs.

  12. Carolnr says:

    I do not feel that the BenAna pap walks are over. When you see Ben being papped again with his ex & his children, then the relationship is over.

  13. Nisha says:

    I really likes his affection with his dogs

  14. jferber says:

    He’s more loyal to his dogs than his women, that’ s for sure. I’d just love to see Jen Garner all loved up with ANYBODY.