Ana de Armas is admitting that it was her relationship with Ben Affleck that pushed her to leave Los Angeles.
De Armas and Affleck were spotted in a romantic fashion back in 2020 after filming “Deep Water” together. However, she broke off their roughly one-year relationship as she didn’t want to be Los Angeles-based.
Ana de Armas Admits Her Relationship With Ben Affleck Pushed Her To Move Away From Los Angeles
Affleck, 49, and De Armas, 34, were constantly photographed by paparazzi, and the actress described it as “horrible.”
“Going through it [myself] confirmed my thoughts about, ‘This is not the place for me to be,'” she told Elle magazine.
“It became a little bit too much. There’s no escape. There’s no way out.”
“It’s always the feeling of something that you don’t have, something missing,” De Armas added of living in LA. “It’s a city that keeps you anxious.”
De Armas and Affleck broke up in January 2021, and insiders claimed the breakup was “amicable.”
“There is a lot of love still between the two of them,” a source told Page Six. “The split is as amicable as can be.”
Today, De Armas lives in New York City with her boyfriend Paul Boukadakis, a Tinder executive. She stays off social media.
“I deleted Twitter years ago,” De Armas told Elle. “I have barely been on Instagram for almost a year.”
De Armas recently celebrated her 34th birthday and revealed it was the “happiest [she’s ever] been.”
“It was at the beach and [there was] a fire pit, and we were working [on the set of ‘Ghosted’] until almost 1 a.m. At the end, I said, ‘OK. This is my birthday, so I need a Fireball.’
“I had everybody with me: my man, my dogs, Chris [Evans] and the crew,” added De Armas, who was born in Havana, Cuba.
“I wasn’t home having a romantic dinner. I was on set with my people doing what I love and at the beach and having a shot of Fireball,” she added. “So that was my 34th birthday. And it is the happiest I’ve been.”
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