Ben Affleck was in Portugal, was Ana with him and how itchy is her Instagram finger? (update)

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Thanks to Lainey at Lainey Gossip for finding and screenshotting the Instagram post above, now deleted, from a model in Portugal who posted a photo with Ben Affleck. That model also has a photo from a shoot with a woman who could possibly be Ana de Armas, although I’m having a hard time telling if it’s her. That photo is below. Lainey posits that Ben traveled to Portugal with Ana for a job she was doing, but I still think it’s super suspicious that he and Ana both dropped out of sight right after the Washington Post article calling them the “pandemics only tabloid celebrities” came out. You know that got under Ben’s skin. He probably decided it was time to take a trip after that. It was a good idea in theory, although in practice it seems kind of selfish to travel at this time when cases are spiking. (Update: thanks to those of you who pointed out that the EU is generally closed to US visitors, however that’s at each country’s discretion and Portugal is open to US visitors now with no restrictions.)

Remember when Ben and Ana went to Joshua Tree together for her birthday? She posted all those photos with Ben. Plus she and Ben made out for that music video with other people making out during lockdown. Then, when she went to Ben’s plantation-style (it is!) estate in Georgia with his mom and kids she only posted a photo of the dock and lake. So how much did she want to post a photo from Portugal, if she was there? She most likely was there because the paparazzi don’t have any new photos of her either. I’ll say it, I miss them! Come back Ben and Ana, we miss your thirst.

The photo agency Backgrid, which has consistently had the most photos of these two, posted a photoset of Ben yesterday, July 14th. He looks fit and was said to be waiting for “juice delivery outside his office in Brentwood.” They’re exclusives so we can’t post them, but he’s back now. Will they do another pap stroll soon?

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

Ben Affleck and Ana De Armas enjoy a nice afternoon walk with their dogs

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

photos credit: Backgrid

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  1. NotHeidisGirl says:

    Sorry, my main concern is: WHY would any EU country let US citizens enter right now without quarantining???

    Please keep your pap show in the US.

    • Roberta says:

      + 1000. So infuriating.

    • C-Shell says:

      I’m right there with you. And the now-deleted IG post references Barcelona. Just last week Catalonia was locked down, no one in or out, because of a spike. This is all shady as hell.

    • whatWHAT? says:

      and I had thought that NO travelers with US passports would be allowed to enter the EU. ???

      also, that woman in the grainy photo doesn’t look like Ana. (I will preface this by saying I DON’T THINK THAT WOMAN IN THE PHOTO IS FAT!) the woman in the pic looks “bigger” than Ana is.

    • L4frimaire says:

      Had no idea Portugal was open to the US. Ireland is also allowing US visitors. We had a friend go there this week for a funeral ☹️, but Ireland also want tourists back . I don’t think most people will do the right thing and quarantine properly; look how badly behaved some Americans are about masks. At this stage, I don’t even want to travel within my state, much less fly internationally. Europe shouldn’t pat itself on the back too quickly, because this virus likes to pop back up when you think it’s over. Australia is having new outbreaks and lockdowns again. It’s so frustrating and scary.

  2. Teebee says:

    What is this country hopping during a surge in cases in his state!?

    How is this not indulgent and unnecessary? Ugh.

    When you’ve lived a life of unfettered access and entitlement, nothing is going to make you self-aware. Absolutely nothing.

    • katharine says:

      Many, many people in this country have an enormous sense of entitlement even without BenAna’s fame and wealth. This is hardly limited to celebrities. Entitlement is the name of the game in the U.S., and it explains our predicament.

      • Snarkysnarkinson says:

        This. This sums it all up.

      • vespernite says:

        EXACTLY! That’s why people are throwing a fit about having to wear a little mask! This country sucks! Oh and the Kardashians have been taking private flights to places all this time too….Montana, Palm Springs, Wyoming and I’m sure there is more.

  3. Eliza_ says:

    Barcelona, Lisbon tagged. But only Portugal and not Spain tagged. But photos look like Algarve. Geography not an actor/model’s friend?

    • Desdemona says:

      The beach does look like Algarve.. Though the gardens.. Not seeing where those pictures were taken…

  4. Bavarian says:

    I thought we, the EU, closed our border for US Americans??? I heard some are entering through Irland but that loophole is going to be closed soon .

  5. Mrs. Peel says:

    All US citizens are banned from entering the EU, except for thirsty Ben and Ana.

  6. Sarah says:

    Portugal may be letting in US citizens but they are also still on the list of countries where people coming into the UK have to quarantine for 14 days (Spain, France, etc. no longer have a quarantine when you arrive here). Choose your friends I guess!

    Personally I’ll be avoiding international travel for the time being, why risk it? Both for yourself and the possibility of transmitting to others and further prolonging the pandemic.

    • Lolafaria says:

      The weird thing in Portugal is doing much better than Spain and France. The UK is acting very weird. I don’t understand…

  7. Ashley says:

    Crossing the border is not a yes/no thing anywhere in the world.

    The border to Canada is closed as well, but US citizens can come here for work. AND there is an exception to the quarantine for the film industry on closed sets where people are tested on arrival and are scanned for temperature every day and are not allowed to leave town. Looking at that set, they’re taking the same union-imposed restrictions we have here.

    Going to Barcelona once in EU? That’s a whole different (scary) story.

  8. Marietta58 says:

    Another weird thing, he’s supposed to start filming on the 27th in Austin, he should be quarantining right now. And those pictures are from July 2nd, just like the last set from the 9th? Notice how he’s wearing the same clothes from last week and the week before, shoes and all.

  9. ME says:

    Why are celebrities going about their lives as if we aren’t in a pandemic? Why are most non-famous people still quarantining and being responsible while these selfish a$$holes are living it up without a care in the world?

    • Snarkysnarkinson says:

      I think some (many?) of the rich and famous don’t feel the need to follow the rules because they usually don’t experience any significant consequences.

      And thinking about the welfare of others is something many don’t typically practice in their bubbles- very often, the majority of the people in their bubbles are basically there to serve or amuse them: cook for them, clean for them, schedule appointments, laugh at their jokes like a wide-mouthed muppet, etc.

  10. Carolnr says:

    I think that is Ana working on a photo shoot. Just like anyone, on some pics she doesn’t look as thin as other pics.
    I thought they banned US from entering EU.
    When Ben & Ana get back to LA, they both need to quarantine themselves away from Ben’s children. This means Ben won’t see his children ( in person)for another 2 weeks!
    Ana will probably posting soon enough on her IG page.

  11. tammy says:

    But who is walking the dogs?

  12. DME says:

    They live In California. California cases are surging. Why are these 2 flying anywhere? This is incredibly frustrating. The only way they should have, if Gd forbid it was so emergency, but quarantine for 2 weeks. I cannot believe countries let these 2 in.

  13. Desdemona says:

    Portuguese here. Us citizens cannot enter Portuguese territory! since 1st July. Only EU countries, Schengen countries and a couple dozen more. Even the ones allowed have to have a covid test done 72 hours prior to the flight. Though the flights from Toronto to Azores (Portuguese archipelago) are now allowed.. But he can enter through a flight from the UK or any other European country. But only with the test done…

  14. Eeeeeeetrain says:

    Also why are they not wearing masks in LA. I was walking down 5th Avenue yesterday where I have over the years seen many celebs…some being trailed by paps…and I thought wow those are probably folks who appreciate mask wearing…the anonymity! My mind flashed to these two and it’s like oh right…some people don’t actually want that, despite numerous protests to the contrary.

  15. lola says:

    Ana de Maskless wearing a mask?! Seems unlikely, it’s not her :P

    • Marietta58 says:

      LOL! Although, if it is her (or whoever it is) she may not have had a choice in the matter! If she wants to work she’ll wear a mask!

  16. laura-j says:

    I mean … seriously?

    But I do like her white dress.