Ben Affleck keeps leaking about his breakup, Ana de Armas didn’t want to live in LA

Ben Affleck grabs packages that were delivered to his house while sipping his coffee
Above is the latest photo of Ben Affleck, picking up packages and Dunkin’ delivery while smiling for the paps. These aren’t exclusive photos which is why we have access to them. That means multiple photographers were there. For someone who doesn’t want to be famous, he sure knows how to ham it up. However I’ve known dudes who are incapable of making two trips. (My ex). Ben must also know that the photos of him picking up deliveries often go viral. So Ben is playing it up, or maybe he’s just having a good day and the paps happened to be there. He can’t stand it when we talk about him. That’s why his people had to give sourced updates on his breakup with Ana de Armas to all the major outlets. Here are stories we haven’t covered yet.

They started having problems in the fall
“They took time apart, but found a way to get back together,” the source said. “After spending the [December] holidays apart they both agreed that moving on was for the best.”

The insider added that Affleck and de Armas “are both very busy with their careers,” adding, “The quarantine period was unique because they had down time and really got to know each other spending time at home. Once things started opening back up and work picked up, things started to change. Ana decided she doesn’t want to live in L.A. She didn’t want to be tied down. Their lifestyles are very different and they are in different places.”

Affleck and de Armas’ breakup, the source said, is “disappointing” and it “has been hard to let it go because they had a great year together and fell hard.”

“Ben has been seeing the kids and doing all of the same stuff they have always done,” the insider said, “That chapter has closed and now they are all moving ahead to the next one.”

“They are a source of great joy for him,” the person said. “He’s working on maintaining his mental well-being and co-parenting with Jen.”
From E!

They still talk
“Ben and Ana’s friendship has not ended,” a source close to the pair tells PEOPLE in this week’s issue. “They still talk regularly…”

Affleck will soon trade in L.A. for the east coast, though, when he heads to Massachusetts to shoot the George Clooney-directed Amazon film The Tender Bar.

“George really wanted to work with Ben on this adaptation,” a production source says of the film based on Pulitzer Prize-winner J. R. Moehringer’s 2005 memoir. “Everyone is excited to have Ben onboard. He seems perfect for the role.” – From People

“The quarantine was unique because they had downtime and ­really got to know each other spending time at home,” a source who knows Affleck and de Armas told The Post. “But once work picked up, things started to change.”

For de Armas, LA is only a place for work. She owns a house in Cuba, where her family still lives and considers that her home, according to friends.

“She’s here for work reasons; like all actors, she lives wherever work takes her,” said one de Armas pal.

“Ana decided she doesn’t want to live in LA and Ben wants to be close to his family,” said the source who knows both stars, of Affleck’s three young children with ex Jennifer Garner. “His priority is to be rooted in LA. They are in different places [in their lives]…”

But insiders also say that, despite his past substance-issues, Affleck is a devoted, involved father.

They also say that Garner, who is described as a fiercely protective mom, approved of de Armas, as she seemed to keep Affleck on an even keel.

“They had a really solid relationship and are truly upset to have come to a place where they need to break up,” the source said. “There is a lot of love there. They were real­ly good for each other and I think that will carry into a friendship.” – From Page Six

[From E!, People and Page Six]

If you read the E! story closely, they state that their source spoke to them on Tuesday, January 19th and Wednesday, January 20th. Plus both Page Six and E! bill their stories as exclusives. They wouldn’t be able to do that if Ben Affleck’s side was giving the same damn quotes to both outlets. Ben’s PR team words things a little differently to get more mileage. As I always say, we get so many updates on Ben’s relationship status for someone who hates attention. Also we talked about this on the podcast this week. That’s at minute 21!

Ben has a new interview with Sacha Baron Cohen for Variety’s podcast. They’re getting the most press for the ribbing they gave each other about their full frontal scenes. Interesting that Ben bookended his breakup announcement with podcast interviews with prestigious outlets.

Also Ben was cracking out. This is for you Rhiannon!
Ben Affleck grabs packages that were delivered to his house while sipping his coffee

Ben Affleck grabs packages that were delivered to his house while sipping his coffee

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  1. LaUnicaAngelina says:

    The shout out to Rhiannon 😂😂☠️

    • whatWHAT? says:

      I’m shocked he wears Old Navy underwear! Not Calvin Klein or some other fancy brand?…

      PS – ETA – those are some of the BEST pictures of her I’ve seen. the last one, with her hand on her face?…timeless. could have been taken in the 60s. she’s so pretty and these pics do her justice.

  2. Nicole says:

    She got out while the getting was good. Wasn’t a homewrecker. Didn’t stay long enough to enable his worst habits. Honestly, this is the model of how to date Ben Affleck. I feel like she’s the only one who did it right. Well, until they get back together in 2026.

  3. Bobnie says:

    It is kind of sad when one party has so clearly moved on and the other one can’t stop talking about the break up.

    • FrenchGirl says:

      Apparently he already has another woman in his life according to Deux Moi post .A socialite from a famous political family.

      • tcbc says:

        That’s what I thought! Typical Affleck. He cheated on her. She found out and dumped him. Now they’re both trying to save face, and he’s attempting to lay the groundwork for her to forgive him privately and get back together without being publicly humiliated.

      • Bobbie says:

        Yeah, a lot of men are overlappers. Can’t be by themselves for even a short time.

    • Bibi says:

      1. he wants to make sure we know SHE broke up, SHE didnt want to be in LA, SHE SHE SHE. so that when the news comes about him going out with girls bla bla bla (to show Ana he still can get it – cuz he’s benaff)- he won’t get too much flack for it cuz thats what she wanted.
      2. Ben’s is like Jennifer Lopez. He thinks he still looks 25 at his age and needs to have a love relationship to always prove to himself that he’s so attractive and you know, the world wont let him be alone, like ever.
      3. deep inside I think its hard for him to admit that Ana is young, beautiful and ahe doesnt think he’s worth the pain of giving up everything she wants in life with an older guy who has teen kids and obligations and an ex-wife that is still watching his every move to damage control his potential immature actions. being rich ben affleck isnt enough.

  4. LisaT says:

    The builders cleavage! Eeessshhhh.

  5. Jo says:

    It’s sad, but that’s a valid reason to breakup.
    Will she move back to Cuba? That doesn’t seem realistic..

  6. lucy2 says:

    “as she seemed to keep Affleck on an even keel”

    This remains my guess about the breakup – Ana didn’t want to be responsible for that anymore, and realized that he was never going to take responsibility for himself.

    • LaurenMichelle says:

      Ben is rich, famous and exhausting. I am tired of hearing about Ana being the cause of the breakup…not convinced. Ana was the stable one in this relationship, and she gets thrown in the trash. Ben has a terrible history with women, and he is doing damage control.

    • Myra says:

      It’s exhausting for sure. It’s good she got out and I hope she knows that she doesn’t really need to stay friends with him. These type of people have a way to keep dragging you into their mess. Look how Jennifer had to keep mothering him after he cheated on her and had already moved in with someone else. How exhausting.

      • lucy2 says:

        Yup. And possibly moving in with him, Ana saw herself being put in that role and said no thanks.

  7. Mia4s says:

    Hasn’t she lived in LA for quite awhile pre-Benana? (I can’t believe I just typed that) I mean she’s allowed to change her mind, but the timing seems awfully convenient!

    • bettyrose says:

      I don’t get Hollywood insta-relationships but they weren’t together all that long. It’s perfectly normal to date someone for a few months and move on when it’s clearly not the one. But nothing is normal in Hollywood. It was a good pairing for both. She’s not yet a household name, he’s desperately holding on to an image created in the late 90s. But mygawd how long was she supposed to endure him?

  8. Mercury says:

    Is anyone else noticing his butt crack in that first pic? #plumbersbutt lol. Pretty indignified!!

  9. mary says:

    All that money… and he wears Old Navy underwear.

    • Darla says:

      My mom loves Old Navy. I bust on her for it, and I say if you need money to shop somewhere better I can give you money…but she swears she loves their pants. LOL I don’t know about their undies!

    • bettyrose says:

      That just tells me he hasn’t bought any new underwear since Jen stopped buying it for him.

  10. Mrs. Peel says:

    I’m not buying that she didn’t want to live in LA. I mean, did she expect Affleck to up to move to Cuba? AS IF.

  11. Thaisajs says:

    I can’t believe I once thought he was hot. Yeech.

  12. Golly Gee says:

    “However I’ve known dudes who are incapable of making two trips.”
    I am willing to practically kill myself, kill my back, gouge my hands and wrists with heavy bags, drop stuff —swear at dropped stuff – anything to avoid making more than one trip.
    I can totally see Ben having that mindset.

  13. Jayna says:

    This makes no sense. She is also based out of California. She’s an actor and goes off on location, but has to have a home base, and that’s been in California before Ben. Remember her Venice home she was living in before Ben?It’s not like her home base was out of NYC or somewhere. And it was reported she was looking at homes in Hollywood area after their split.

    And if what little downtime she was between movies she wants to go to Cuba, then she shouldn’t have gotten involved with an American who has three children and who is also away on location often.

  14. Golly Gee says:

    Those pictures were kind of a cliffhanger. Where is the one where he manages to get a free hand to open the gate? Did the packages all fall? That’s the money shot! I’m much more interested in this than his status with Ana.

  15. Leanne says:

    It feels as though he’s about to start a decline to the bottom again.

  16. MaryContrary says:

    I think that’s code for “She wants kids and I’m done with that.”

  17. SIERRA says:

    With all the leaks his team and him are feeding to the press I’m glad she dumped him. Anyone deserves better than that. And the cardboard cutout being trashed was so staged – he knew he was going to get a viral story from that being the day the statement was released. So far this reeks of one side is bitter and can’t stop talking about the break up, meanwhile Ana’s side has been completely quiet. She’ll be better off without him. Too much baggage and problems.

  18. Darla says:

    Okay, so right before we knew these two had gotten together, during her Knives Out public relations, she gave an interview and I am telling you she was dealing with someone before Ben. She made this strange comment about, you don’t want to come to Cuba? Fine, then you can’t come to my New year’s eve party. And I was like, well that’s specific. I think she had a relationship likely with someone famous, that no one knew about just prior to Ben. Notice Ben went to Cuba right?

  19. LillyfromLilooet says:

    I have question–maybe just one: Why. Does this actor. Keep. Getting these amazing roles?! With so so so many actors out there and with no group of movie goers ardent Ben fans, why does this guy get “a busy career?” File with Pete Davidson, I guess.

    • Mee yo says:

      @LILLYFROMLILOOET. yesss completely agree!! He has a great eye for directing but acting….NO! Unless it’s inside his Boston guy wheelhouse and it’s been 20+ years of that, so it’s pedantic to keep drinking from that well. I wish Clooney was pro active in discovering new talent.

      • lucy2 says:

        I agree, I do like the projects he’s directed, but as an actor…he’s had a few good films and some not so good, and I never consider him a draw to a project.

        I agree it would be nice if Clooney were to branch out with some new faces, especially since his own involvement should be enough for financing and promotion.

      • LillyfromLillooet says:

        @Mee yo & @lucy2 totally hearing you on Clooney–his style is to work with buddies and/or tried-and-true industry pros. I admire Ben and Matt for doing Project Greenlight.

    • bettyrose says:

      So I was a HUGE fan of Good Will Hunting when it first came out, and I know the mythology around the coin toss that gave Matt Damon the leading role, but I have never ever ever believed anyone thought Ben could pull off the leading role. He’s a 1 trick action star. That said, Matt Damon has never seemed like a realistic action star to me, and it’s a shame he didn’t stick with thoughtful indy films.

  20. LaurenS says:

    Is he ever going to stop talking about her? Nothing Ben’s PR team puts out is based in reality. It’s practically Trumpian in its desperation to make him look like he didn’t get uncerimoniously dumped over the phone. This is why you should never date a narcissist. They can’t lose, can’t look bad, won’t leave you alone.

    I think the bloom was off the rose. She realized she deserved more than being the doormat to some balding, middle-aged drunk who has never been able to keep it in his pants. She’s on the way up, he’s on the way down. I hope she never looks back.

  21. Coolitude says:

    She doesn’t care anymore. I am surprised he talks so much about it but on her side, she has already moved on. I am waiting thé begin of the filming of the grey man with Chris Evans and Ryan gosling. I am sure she will Forget him quickly… and we will have a lot of other gossips. It seems that it is the mots important budget for a film netflix like 200 millions

  22. serena says:

    Why is it so difficult for some men to pull up their pants? Nobody wants to see that, thank you very much.

  23. Carolnr says:

    I think she has left Ben & just traveled to where she wanted more than once. Remember the fall, Ana had pics on her IG of being in NY. I think she likes to travel& with Ben having joint custody, he cannot just pick up & go. However, in the early stages of their relationship, Ben was first photographed publicly with Ana in Cuba.

    • Lena says:

      They did a lot of traveling during their relationship considering it’s a damn pandemic! Cuba then Costa Rica, Georgia (a couple of times I think), Joshua tree, Portugal, Ireland… sounds like a lot in ten months to me.

  24. anath says:

    I think he relapsed. Just look at him.

    • Chaine says:

      That’s what I’ve been thinking, too, either that or he’s struggling with a chronic illness. That isn’t the look you get from healthy weight loss.

  25. Guest with Cat says:

    Buh bye. Don’t care about these two and stroller cat owned them all.

  26. Nev says:

    just keep dicking around. then that’s it. done .

  27. HAYLEY says:

    Ben and his PR team release a new Page Six article everyday. He keeps leaking that they still talk everyday and he misses her. Have feeling he wants her back and has a problem with being alone. I hope she doesn’t go back to him. She can do so much better. And if she wants kids, he’ll never give that to her he’s almost 50. I’m tired of these leaks. It’s giving off ex-boyfriend is desperate for attention and childish. Also I’ve realized Ana is the private one in this relationship. She’s gone completely missing for weeks, when we all know the paps are trying to track her down for the first post-break up shots. Girl, you are young and beautiful. Run and never look back.