Fans React To Ben Affleck and Ana de Armas Breaking Up After Almost 1 Year of Dating

In case you haven’t heard, Ben Affleck and Ana de Armas have broken up after nearly one year together. Since news of their split made headlines, fans have had a lot to say about their breakup, which many are now referring to as the BenAna Split.

Ben Affleck and Ana De Armas
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A brief recap of Ben Affleck and Ana de Armas’ relationship

Affleck and de Armas first met on the set of their film Deep Water in 2019. However, the two weren’t romantically linked together until March 2020, when they were spotted vacationing together in de Armas’ native Cuba.

Following their trip, Affleck and de Armas headed to Costa Rica for a romantic getaway before returning to LA.

Over the next few months, the couple were basically inseparable and didn’t have a problem showing their affection for each other in the public eye.

Ben Affleck and Ana de Armas
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In April, the Justice League actor made his girlfriend’s 32nd birthday extra special by capturing photos of their desert getaway.

Throughout the summer months, the couple spent the coronavirus quarantine living together and were often spotted taking walks around LA with their dogs.

Affleck and de Armas also spent a ton of quality time together with the Jersey Girl star’s three kids — daughters Violet, 14, and Seraphina, 11, as and son Samuel, 8 — who he shares with ex-wife Jennifer Gardner.

By the time fall rolled out, the couple’s relationship looked to be going strong as many were convinced the pair were engaged. To fans, it seemed the two were going to be together for many years to come.

But like many celebrity relationships, the spark between Affleck and de Armas fizzled out as the recently called it quits after nearly a year together.

Ben Affleck and Ana de Armas reportedly broke up over the phone

Amid reports of Affleck and de Armas’ break up, insiders revealed to media outlets why the pair ultimately decided to end their relationship.

According to People, the couple broke up over the phone after realizing that they were in different places in their lives.

“This is something that was mutual and something that is completely amicable,” a source close to the celebrities explained. “They are in different points in their lives; there is deep love and respect there. Ben continues to want to work on himself. He has three jobs lined up and he’s a solid father at home. They are both happy with where they are in their lives.”

Meanwhile, a separate source claims the pair broke up over disagreements about their future together.

“He would not commit to having more kids,” an insider told Page Six. “She is in her 30s. It was a deal-breaker.”

The source continued, “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.”

Fans react to Ben Affleck and Ana de Armas’ split

Fan reactions to Affleck and de Armas’ split have been relatively mixed. While some can’t believe the couple’s relationship is officially over, others are happy the pair have gone their separate way.

All in all, people on the Internet have had a lot to say about the couple’s breakup — or, as one fan called it, the BenAna Split.

But the couple’s unexpected breakup isn’t the only thing people have been talking about online.

Surprisingly, Affleck’s trash is currently the talk of the town after photos of a life-sized poster of de Armas sitting by a dumpster outside his home began circulating through social media.

Twitter instantly erupted after the photos emerged.

Some people were in such a frenzy over the snapshots that they began speculating that Affleck’s brother, Casey Affleck, was the one who tossed the cut-out into the trash bin, according to the Daily Mail.

But despite who threw the poster of de Armas in the trash, it seems to us that Affleck has started to put the past behind him and is ready to move on with his life.

So far, neither Affleck nor de Armas has directly commented on the news of their breakup.