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The de Armas cut-out was first seen in June 2020 outside Affleck’s home, and now it seems to be a reminder of their relationship Affleck doesn’t want to keep. 

Some eagle-eyed fans believe that Casey Affleck was the one to kick the picture of de Armas to the curb for his brother. 

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“Ben is no longer dating Ana,” OK! previously reported. “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.”

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This is something that was mutual and something that is completely amicable,” another source said. “They are in different points in their lives and there is deep love and respect there and 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.”

However, word on the street is that having kids was a sore point for the former couple. 

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

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The 48-year-old shares three children with ex-wife Jennifer Garner; Violet, 14, Seraphina, 11, and Samuel, 8, who “adore” de Armas  and “think she’s fun and treat her like she’s a part of the Affleck crew,” a source previously told OK!. De Armas has no children. 

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“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 the outlet. 

Pals of the couple think there’s a chance of reconciliation. “They could get back together,” an insider spilled. “They are in love. People who know them believe it’s temporary.”

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According to PEOPLE the split was mutual and amicable but happened over the phone! “They have had numerous discussions about their future and they decided together to break up,” a source said

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The breakup comes as a shock as everything seemed to be going well for the pair. 

They took the next step in their relationship over the summer when de Armas moved into Affleck’s Los Angeles and pad put her Venice home on the market last month. 

The former couple first met on the set of Deep Water and hit it off, and soon enough de Armas even went on vacation with Affleck and his family on a trip to Georgia in June 2020. “Ben makes Ana feel so happy and secure, and he’s been extremely supportive of her career and helps with advice whenever she needs it,” a source previously told OK!.  

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