What You Didn't Know About Ana De Armas And Ben Affleck's Breakup

Ana de Armas and Ben Affleck split up in January 2021 after dating for less than a year, in breaking news that was first reported by People.

The duo was spotted in Cuba in March 2020 and immediately sparked rumors of a connection. Things escalated and it very quickly became clear that they were a couple. "They have been kissing, cuddling up together and putting their arms around each other a lot," a source told E! News at the time. "They look at each other adoringly and like taking pictures of each other. Ben seems blissfully happy and giddy. He can't stop smiling and laughing. He clearly is very into Ana."

By August 2020, de Armas was spotted moving her things into Affleck's Los Angeles home, according to People. "She had a huge grin and seemed very excited about living with Affleck," a source told the outlet.

Despite all of these happy milestones, they still decided to call it quits a few months later. And there are some things about their breakup that might be surprising. Keep reading.

There was a tough phone call involved

There's one detail about Ana de Armas and Ben Affleck's breakup that seems a little unconventional. Turns out that the pair broke up over the phone, according to Cosmopolitan. That's surprising, considering that de Armas had moved in with Affleck. But who knows? Maybe they were working on projects in different cities at the time.

Apparently, there wasn't any major drama that caused the breakup. "Ben and Ana have split up and Ben is single. They had little arguments and bickered like any couple but ultimately the relationship just wasn't working in the way they both wanted it to anymore," a source told Entertainment Tonight. "This was a mutual decision."

The fact that their breakup was amicable and mutual is really positive. But what was the clincher that caused the split? A source told People de Armas didn't want to live in Los Angeles anymore, and some sources are saying that there was a rupture about having more kids. Here's the inside scoop on that situation.

Were kids a part of the conversation?

Ben Affleck shares three children, Violet, Seraphina, and Samuel, with his ex-wife, Jennifer Garner, according to Just Jared. But this was no problem for Ana de Armas. In fact, many sources confirmed that she really liked Affleck's kids and made an effort to get close to them.

"Ana loves kids and couldn't wait to meet them and spend time with them," an insider told E! News. "She knows how much they mean to Ben and so she was anxious to be a part of that. She is very sweet and kind to the kids. They immediately warmed up to her and like her a lot. They are all comfortable together and she's very nurturing. Everything has worked out very well."

While de Armas was fond of Affleck's kids, sources told Page Six that a big reason for their split came down to the topic of having more kids together. "He would not commit to having more kids," an insider explained. "She is in her 30s. It was a deal-breaker." De Armas has no children of her own. 

"Ben is not in a place to start a new family. Both he and Ana have three jobs lined up. His family has, and will continue, to be his focus," another source told Page Six. These are legitimate issues. But is it over for good between de Armas and Affleck? 

Ana de Armas and Ben Affleck 'could get back together'

While breakups can be shocking and devastating, they don't necessarily have to be permanent. Ben Affleck and Ana de Armas broke up on good terms, as a source close to People said: "They are in different points in their lives; there is deep love and respect there."

With all that love and respect as a foundation, many sources are hinting that this split might just be a hiccup on the way to a happy future. "They could get back together," a source said to Page Six. "They are in love. People who know them believe it's temporary."

That makes sense since they seemed so in love. Even Affleck's ex-wife, Jennifer Garner, was supportive. "Jen has completely moved on from Ben in a romantic sense. She considers him a friend, thinks he is a good dad to their children and respects him," an insider told Us Weekly. "She is happy in her own life and supportive of him and happy for him and his relationship."

It's a great sign that everyone around the relationship is so supportive, and maybe Affleck and de Armas will get a second shot at love after all — anything is possible.