Ana de Armas is pictured with a new haircut amid split from Ben Affleck


Ana de Armas showed off a drastic new look this week amid reports her relationship with Ben Affleck is over.

The 32-year-old actress, who has reportedly been in her native Cuba for the past few weeks, appeared in a video message for her friend Claudia Muma on January 17, sporting a bob and feathery bangs framing her face.

The YouTube clip shows Ana in what appears to be a hotel room, wearing a white T-shirt and gold jewelry. It also appears Ana’s locks have been dyed a darker shade of brown. 

Dramatic change: Ana de Armas, who has reportedly split from Ben Affleck, showed off a new look during a video call with friends, which was posted to YouTube on Sunday

Photos of Ana’s new look emerged on social media earlier this month, after she was tagged by friends. 

And, as reported by Page Six, fans were quick to pick up on the new look, with some taking to Twitter to speculate that the transformation must be because she’s newly single.

‘Convinced that Ben Affleck & Ana de Armas have broken up because she went to stay with family in Cuba and got bangs.’ one person wrote on Twitter on January 10. 

Another Twitter user mused on January 2: ‘Did Ana De Armas and Ben Affleck break up…Ana got that post-break up haircut too,’

On Monday a report by People seemingly confirmed that Ana and Ben have split after almost a year of dating.

New 'do: The 32-year-old actress, who has reportedly been in her native Cuba for the past few weeks, appeared in a video message for her friend Claudia Muma on January 17, sporting a bob and feathery bangs framing her face

New ‘do: The 32-year-old actress, who has reportedly been in her native Cuba for the past few weeks, appeared in a video message for her friend Claudia Muma on January 17, sporting a bob and feathery bangs framing her face

The dark side: It also appears Ana's locks have been dyed a darker shade of brown

The dark side: It also appears Ana’s locks have been dyed a darker shade of brown

The actress appeared to be in a hotel room as she gave her message for friends in the YouTube clip on Sunday

The actress appeared to be in a hotel room as she gave her message for friends in the YouTube clip on Sunday

And now it’s being claimed that the couple ended their relationship over the phone.

‘They have had numerous discussions about their future and they decided together to break up,’ People reported via a source, hours after the initial breakup news. 

An earlier report by People claims Ana, 32, split from Ben because she didn’t want to be tied to Los Angeles, where Ben needs to be based for his kids. 

‘Ben is no longer dating Ana,’ a source told the publication. ‘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.’ 

It's over: People reported Monday that Ana and Ben have split after nearly a year of dating after meeting on the set of Deep Water in November 2019. They are pictured here in May 2020

It’s over: People reported Monday that Ana and Ben have split after nearly a year of dating after meeting on the set of Deep Water in November 2019. They are pictured here in May 2020

'Ben is no longer dating Ana,' a source told People . '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.' The couple are seen here in July 2020

‘Ben is no longer dating Ana,’ a source told People . ‘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.’ The couple are seen here in July 2020

Another source said that the split was mutual and ‘completely amicable’. 

They told the publication: ‘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.’ 

Additionally, UsWeekly quotes a source who revealed: ‘Ben and Ana were moving in different directions in their lives and stopped seeing eye to eye. The two couldn’t work through their differences and have decided to end their relationship.’

The couple appeared to be getting more serious in recent months. Over the summer it was rumored that Ana, 32, had moved in to the Gone Girl star’s Pacific Palisades home after putting her Venice, California property on the market.

Solo: Ben, 48, is pictured here on January 9, walking his dog. The actor hasn't been pictured with Ana since November 2020

Solo: Ben, 48, is pictured here on January 9, walking his dog. The actor hasn’t been pictured with Ana since November 2020

In August, she was spotted moving her things into Ben’s property from her Venice home. 

The Cuban born actress was even seen flashing a diamond ring on her hand as she joined Ben for some reshoots of their movie Deep Water in New Orleans in November.

But it seems the ring was simply a prop for the movie, as the actors play a married couple in the Adrian Lyne-directed psychological thriller.

The actors met on the set of same movie when production kicked off in November 2019. 

They were then spotted on a romantic getaway to Ana’s native Cuba in March 2020 before heading to Costa Rica and getting back to Los Angeles just before the lockdowns started. 

The beginning: The couple were pictured on a romantic getaway to Ana's native Cuba in March 2020 before heading to Costa Rica and getting back to Los Angeles just before the lockdowns started

The beginning: The couple were pictured on a romantic getaway to Ana’s native Cuba in March 2020 before heading to Costa Rica and getting back to Los Angeles just before the lockdowns started

Happy: Ana made their relationship Instagram official in April when she shared snaps of the couple hanging out on her 32nd birthday

Happy: Ana made their relationship Instagram official in April when she shared snaps of the couple hanging out on her 32nd birthday

Engagement buzz: The Cuban born actress was seen flashing a diamond ring on her hand as she joined Ben for some reshoots of their movie Deep Water in New Orleans in November 2020. It was later revealed to be just a prop for the movie

Engagement buzz: The Cuban born actress was seen flashing a diamond ring on her hand as she joined Ben for some reshoots of their movie Deep Water in New Orleans in November 2020. It was later revealed to be just a prop for the movie

They spent much of 2020 inseparable, enjoying walks in LA with their dogs and casual outings for coffee.

Ana made their relationship Instagram official in April when she shared snaps of the couple hanging out on her 32nd birthday. 

During their relationship the actor introduced Ana to his three children with ex-wife Jennifer Garner; Violet, 14, Seraphina, 11 and Samuel, eight. 

Sources at the time told People: ‘Ana seems to love being around his kids. Everyone has been getting along great. Ana is making an effort to get to know his kid.’

Supportive: The couple appeared to be getting more serious in recent months. Here Ben is seen visiting Ana on the set of a shoot in Malibu

Supportive: The couple appeared to be getting more serious in recent months. Here Ben is seen visiting Ana on the set of a shoot in Malibu

Low key: They spent much of 2020 inseparable, enjoying walks in LA with their dogs and casual outings for coffee

Low key: They spent much of 2020 inseparable, enjoying walks in LA with their dogs and casual outings for coffee

Ben was previously married to Jennifer from 2005 to 2018 and they have a built a solid co-parenting relationship in recent years, with the actress also supporting Ben with his sobriety.

Before meeting Ana, Ben was in a relationship with SNL producer Lindsay Shookus from July 2017 to August 2018. They reunited in February the following year before ending things for good in April 2019. 

The actor also dated model Shauna Sexton briefly in 2018. 

In February 2020 the Good Will Hunting star talked about his desire to meet someone special. 

‘I would love to have a relationship that is deeply meaningful and one to which I could be deeply committed,’ he said during a Good Morning America interview. 

All smiles: Ana shared this photo of the couple in August

All smiles: Ana shared this photo of the couple in August

‘Five years from now Ben Affleck is sober and happy and sees his kids three-and-a-half days a week and has made three or four movies that are interesting to him. I directed two [movies] that he is hopefully proud of and is in a healthy, stable, loving, committed relationship.’

The movie star has been open about his lifelong struggle with alcoholism and had been to rehab several times over the years. He completed his last stint at a treatment facility in October 2018 and wrote about it on social media. 

‘This week I completed a 40-day stay at a treatment center for alcohol addiction and remain in outpatient care,’ the post read.

‘Battling any addiction is a lifelong and difficult struggle. Because of that, one is never really in or out of treatment. It is a full-time commitment. I am fighting for myself and my family.’ 

A year later he admitted to suffering a relapse when he was spotted, clearly intoxicated, falling over while leaving the UNICEF masquerade ball in LA.

‘It was just a slip, I’m not going to let it derail me.’ he said at the time.

It was serious: During their relationship the actor introduced Ana to his three children with ex-wife Jennifer Garner; Violet, 14, Seraphina, 11 and Samuel, eight

It was serious: During their relationship the actor introduced Ana to his three children with ex-wife Jennifer Garner; Violet, 14, Seraphina, 11 and Samuel, eight





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