Ben Affleck and Ana de Armas break up after less than a year together

Ben Affleck and Ana de Armas had appeared inseparable just a few months ago.
Ben Affleck and Ana de Armas had appeared inseparable just a few months ago.PHOTO: ANA DE ARMAS/INSTAGRAM

Actor Ben Affleck and actress Ana de Armas are no longer a couple after nearly a year together.

According to People magazine on Monday (Jan 18), de Armas was the one who decided to call it quits.

Quoting anonymous sources, it wrote: "She broke it off. Their relationship was complicated. Ana doesn't want to be Los Angeles-based and Ben obviously has to since his kids live in Los Angeles."

Affleck, 48, who has three kids with former wife Jennifer Garner, was first linked with de Armas, 32, in early 2020 when they were on the set of forthcoming erotic thriller Deep Water in New Orleans.

Another source close to the couple revealed: "This is something that was mutual and something that is completely amicable.

"They are in different points in their lives; there is deep love and respect there. They are both happy with where they are in their lives," said the source, who also added that Affleck had three jobs lined up and a solid relationship with his kids.

The pair, who had appeared inseparable just a few months ago, had gone on a trip to de Armas' native Cuba, a holiday in Costa Rica and even a family vacation to Georgia.

She reportedly got along well with his children - daughters Violet, 14, and Seraphina, 11, as well as eight-year-old son Samuel - and moved into his home in August.

In the wake of the break-up, she has been seen sporting a drastic new hairdo.

Instead of her flowing locks, she now wears her hair in a 1920s-inspired bob with blunt bangs.

Affleck, too, appears to have moved on.

The Daily Mail published photos on Tuesday from outside his house, where a life-sized cardboard cut-out of de Armas had been snapped into two and thrown into the trash.

In happier times last summer, this was the same standee that his kids were spotted playing with while bonding with de Armas.

Talk about being dumped.