Affleck’s bizarre move after split
A worker has been seen throwing a life-sized cardboard cut-out of Ana de Armas in the bin outside Ben Affleck's house.
Affleck, 48, and de Armas, 32, recently ended their high-profile relationship after 10 months together, with reports suggesting de Armas no longer wanted to live in Los Angeles where Affleck and his children are based.
Hours after the news emerged, a worker wearing hi-vis was photographed binning a life-size cut-out of the Knives Out actress just outside Affleck's $20 million Brentwood home.
To add another bizarre layer to this story, there is speculation the worker at question is none other than Affleck's brother, Casey Affleck, 45.
UPDATE: The person throwing away the Ana de Armas cutout is allegedly Ben Affleck’s brother, Oscar-winning actor Casey Affleck. https://t.co/4va2EcyZSt— Ana de Armas Updates (@ArmasUpdates) January 19, 2021
Affleck's three children Violet, 14, Seraphina, 11, and Samuel, 8, whom he shares with ex-wife Jennifer Garner, were seen playing with the cut-out last June after using it to play a prank on their dad.
It comes as Affleck was spotted for the first time since news of the split, emerging from his mansion in the affluent area to collect a coffee delivery.
The Oscar-winner appeared downcast, sporting a thinner frame, facial hair and a tracksuit jacket as he received his home delivery from American chain, Dunkin' Donuts.
People reports the actor "has been upset" as he "really wanted" the relationship with the Cuban actress to work.
"Ana has a great energy. Ben was always very happy when Ana was around. She likes to stay healthy and inspired Ben to keep staying healthy too," a source told the US magazine.
But their union quickly became "complicated" as they both reached different stages.
"Ana is young and adventurous. When she is not working, she wants to travel. She doesn't want to settle down in Los Angeles. Ben needs to live in LA since his kids do."
The couple met on set of their movie Deep Water in late 2019, before moving in together when the pandemic hit in early 2020.
Affleck was previously married to Garner for 13 years before their divorce in 2018.
Originally published as Affleck's bizarre move after split