Ana de Armas says the attention during her pandemic romance with Ben Affleck was ‘horrible’ and ‘one of the reasons I left Los Angeles’

Ana de Armas says the attention on her high-profile romance with Ben Affleck was “horrible”.

the Deep water The co-stars made their romance official after wrapping up their film in March 2020, and then the COVID pandemic hit. Living together in Los Angeles during the lockdown, they were followed everywhere as they walked their dogs, received their coffee deliveries, wore matching heart necklaces and played in the yard with their three children. In a new interview with shede Armas, who split from Affleck, reportedly over the phone, in January 2021, said she felt trapped in that fishbowl existence and it prompted her to move from Los Angeles.

“Horrible” is the word de Armas used to describe the attention on their relationship, which was closely watched while most people were at home and seeking a break from the 24-hour pandemic horror stories. , 7 days a week. Really? the interviewer clarified. “Yeah, which is good. That’s one of the reasons I left Los Angeles.”

The Cuban actress, 34, explained: “Going through that confirmed my thoughts about, ‘This is not the place for me.’ It got a little too much. There’s no escape. There’s no way out.” She said LA always gave her “a feeling of something you don’t have, something you’re missing. It’s a city that keeps you anxious.”

Affleck and de Armas, on June 5, 2020, were even followed to the grocery store. (Photo: BG004/Bauer-Griffin/GC Images)

He called the time period “strange,” also sharing that his father was sick at home in Cuba (with a non-COVID illness) but was unable to visit due to pandemic travel restrictions to the island. “At the same time, I was working hard and feeling very lucky.”

When the couple split and Affleck unceremoniously got rid of the cardboard cutout of the James Bond actress, it was reported that she had broken off their “complicated” relationship and one factor was that she “didn’t want to live in Los Angeles.” . and Ben obviously has to do it since his children [with Jennifer Garner] He lives in Los Angeles.”

Deep water, in which they played husband and wife, came out on Hulu in March, more than a year after they split. By then, Affleck had gotten back together with Jennifer Lopez, to whom he is once again engaged. De Armas has been dating Tinder executive Paul Boukadakis since at least December.

These days, de Armas lives with Boukadakis in New York. The couple met during the pandemic through a mutual friend. Their first dates were at each other’s houses, talking and drinking wine, and they didn’t make headlines, like their first dates with Affleck did.

“I deleted Twitter years ago,” he said of his life after Los Angeles and “I’ve barely been on Instagram,” where he once shared photos of his life with Affleck. She promised that she has no secret social media accounts, or anything secret for that matter. She barely knows anyone in New York City due to her busy work schedule. She then she plays Marilyn Monroe in Blond and plays a CIA agent in the gray man what’s more starring Chris Evans, Ryan Gosling and Regé-Jean Page.

In his spare time, he FaceTimes friends around the world (including Spain, where he lived for eight years after leaving Cuba and before coming to Hollywood) and hangs out with his dogs, Elvis and Salsa. The Estée Lauder face will be taking a summer vacation to Italy, presumably with Boukadakis, and she’ll be enjoying “all the limoncellos and tiramisus she can get.”

She makes it very clear that in her life after Affleck and Los Angeles, she is happier than ever. To illustrate her point, she told a story about turning 34, on the set of ghost – April 30.

“It was on the beach and [there was] a fire pit, and we were working until almost 1 am,” he said. “At the end, I was like, ‘OK. This is my birthday, so I need a ball of fire. I had everyone with me: my man, my dogs, Chris [Evans] and the crew. She wasn’t home having a romantic dinner; I was on set with my people doing what I love and on the beach having a shot of Fireball. So that was my 34th birthday. And it’s the happiest I’ve ever been.”

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