Last June, a cardboard cut-out of one Ana de Armas appeared out front Ben Affleck‘s house. Why? Apparently his kids placed it there for some sort of prank. I don’t know. But the reason I’m bringing this up is because the very same cardboard cut-out is now in Ben Affleck’s rubbish bin. Ana de Armas and Ben Affleck are no more. BenAna have split.
BenAna, as the internet dubbed them, were first linked together in early 2020 after they filmed the upcoming movie Deep Water.
They were later spotted on walks together during lockdown and Armas shared a few snaps of them on her Instagram, confirming their romance.
While the end of their relationship hasn’t been explicitly confirmed by either party, a source has told People that there is no bad blood between the two.
“They have had numerous discussions about their future and they decided together to break up,” a source said.
A separate source told the publication that the pair broke up over the phone. Rough.
Just hours after the news was reported, the Daily Mail published photos of Armas’ cut-out in Affleck’s bin.
The cut-out was apparently too large to fit in the trash, so two of Affleck’s staff members were forced to break the poster in two before stuffing it into the bin.
The news was of course shared on Twitter by the Ana de Armas stan account, the very same one that was blocked by the real Ana de Armas for perhaps being too tongue-in-cheek.
The account would share a lot of photos of the former couple on their walks. It was a whole thing.
A life-sized cardboard cutout of Ana de Armas from inside Ben Affleck’s residence was seen being thrown out into a trash can. (January 18, 2021) pic.twitter.com/4bxxDC97WZ— Ana de Armas Updates (@ArmasUpdates) January 19, 2021
You have to laugh… a little. We’ve all been there, maybe not with a cardboard cut-out of our exes, but we (I) know the feeling, at least.
Despite the cut-out-in-the-bin situation, another mysterious source told People that the breakup was “mutual and something that is completely amicable.”
So maybe Affleck just likes to move on quickly.
‘Unfollow, delete, throw her cut-out into the bin, I’m done.’ – Ben Affleck, probably.