Ben Affleck is one lucky fellow when it comes to love. Post-divorce from long-time love, and mother of his kids, Jennifer Garner, Affleck has been romantically linked, including a lengthy romance with TV producer Lindsay Shookus. These days, he has his heart eyes centered on another woman, and let’s just say the Hollywood actress has the veteran actor wrapped around her finger.
The dame in question is actress Ana de Armas, 31, who has starred alongside Affleck, 47, in the forthcoming thriller Deep Water.
In Deep Water, de Armas and Affleck portray a couple. Since, they went from co-workers, to friends, to now lovers.
According to a source via HollywoodLife.com, de Armas has been instrumental in helping him seek closure and move forward in life. “Ben has got himself in a way better place physically and emotionally now that he has faced his demons with alcohol. With the recent emotional interviews he has been giving about his past to the world, it really has woken him up more on what is important.”
“And Ana has really helped in the entire process,” the source added. “She really has looked out for him through the entire time, making him accountable for his actions as a friend while they had filmed together.”
Friendship was the cornerstone of the two’s blossoming relationship and one of the reasons things seem to be heating up and doing so fast. The two actors were probably not expecting anything until love bloomed. The source continued, “He became friends with her first, before any romance happened.”
The insider continued, “But they definitely found out fast they had something for each other and he is definitely smitten with her. They both share the same sense of humor and the same work drive. Counter that with the obvious that she is beautiful and talented.”
And those are truths, de Armas is beautiful, add brains and talent to that recipe and you have the secret sauce to what has Affleck so smitten. “They have the most amazing conversations on life and what they want from it.”
Another common thread that keeps them tied up in one another are their common likes and interests. “It is just really a nice time for Ben. It is also very refreshing for Ben that he can really do anything with Ana, as they share so many of the same likes and interests.”
“So it makes it all very easy to navigate through to make this new relationship together actually work out for the best. Things are moving very comfortably,” the source finished.
Buzz around the pair being an item started earlier this month when de Armas and Affleck were seen spending time together in the streets of Havana, Cuba. The two added more stamps to their passport as they globe-trotted together to their next baecation destination in Costa Rica. There, the public got their first shot of the couple being a “couple” as they were photographed with their arms around each other in a PDA moment.
Most recently, they were seen in LA walking about with a small pup in tow. We ship!