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Ben Affleck and Ana De Armas have reportedly called it quits, just under a year after they started dating.

Even though a life-size cardboard cutout of the Knives Out actress was found outside Ben Affleck’s home after the news became public (true story!), we are led to believe that the split was actually quite amicable. Even if they did break up over the phone…

“Ben is no longer dating Ana. She broke it off. Their relationship was complicated,” a source told People.

“Ana doesn’t want to be Los Angeles based and Ben obviously has to since his kids live in Los Angeles,” the source added, referencing the three children – Violet, 14, Seraphina, 11, and Samuel, 8 – he shares with ex Jennifer Garner.

Another insider added that the split was actually “mutual, and something that is completely amicable.

“They are in different points in their lives; there is deep love and respect there,” they added.

It seems like the fact that they wanted different things was the main reason for the split, as another source echoed this when speaking to Page Six…

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

“Ben is not in a place to start a new family,” another added.

“Both he and Ana have three jobs lined up. His family has, and will continue, to be his focus.”

We think it’s a shame to see these two go their separate ways – especially after Ana put her home on the market in December 2020 to move in with the actor!

However, several sources close to the pair are convinced that the split is only “temporary”, so watch this space…