It is official. Cuban-Spanish actor Ana de Arms has ended her 10 month long relationship with Hollywood star Ben Affleck. As if to mark a fresh start in life, Ana has recently been seen sporting a new haircut.
On January 17, 2021, a video footage showed Ana in a sleek 20s inspired bob cut. The hair was offset by a white short-sleeve top. Her look was completed with a dash of pink lipstick and a slight winged eyeliner. The 32 year old rocked her bangs as she went about complimenting and praising her friend Claudia Muma in the video.
The “Deep Water” actor sparked rumors of being in a relationship with her co-actor Ben Affleck in March 2020 when she quarantined at his apartment after going on a vacation together in the spring. Ana was also seen getting close to Ben’s three children from his decade long marriage to Jennifer Garner. Ben and Jennifer co-parent the children even as the kids live with their mother. The actor is very committed towards his kids and introducing Ana to the children indicated that the two were into a serious relationship. The kids, Violet, 14, Seraphina, 11 and Samuel, 8, seemed to have gelled with Ana pretty fast as well. They are even suspected to be behind a prank wherein Ana’s life-sized cutout was left on the lawns of Ben Affleck’s apartment. Sources, at the time confirmed, “She is very sweet and kind to the kids. They immediately warmed up to her and like her a lot. They are all comfortable together and she’s very nurturing. Everything has worked out very well.”
However, the relationship remained short-lived. Speculations on what caused the break up are rife. According to People, the source that broke the news of the couple’s breakup, “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.” According to another source, the split was a mutual and amicable one. On Monday, January 18, 2021, E! News confirmed the split with a statement, “Both of them have completely full lives in a good way. There will always be that love.” This came just a couple of weeks after E! News carried a statement from an eyewitness on the sets of Deep Water on the interaction between Ben and Ana: “Ben seemed ecstatic to see Ana again after he hadn’t been with her for a few weeks… They were so happy to be around each other and couldn’t keep their hands off one another.”
The video released on the 17th isn’t Ana’s first public appearance in her new hairstyle. Previously Claudia had put a sneak peek of her hair on her Instagram story on New Year’s Eve but not many had seen that footage. The new look is a cute and youthful one. Followers cannot help notice how dramatic the change is from her erstwhile shoulder-length locks. She wears her new look so well, it might just bring the 20s bob back in trend this season!