Ana de Armas Says Attention on Ben Affleck Romance Felt ‘Unsafe’

Ana de Armas, Ben Affleck

Life under the microscope Ana de Armas didn’t appreciate her relationship with ex-boyfriend Ben AffleckThe public is watching.

“I have never been someone that wants any attention that’s not about my work. So, when the attention is not about my work, it is upsetting, and it feels disrespectful, and it feels inappropriate and it feels dangerous and unsafe,” the 34-year-old Cuba native told VarietyFor their Wednesday, September 21 cover article.

The Knives Out actress continued: “But, especially in this country, I don’t know how you can find protection. I don’t know how you can stop that from happening, other than leaving.”

De Armas, and the TownThe 50-year-old actor first sparked dating rumors after they were spotted together in Cuba in February 2020. According to a source, they were spotted together in Cuba in March 2020. Us Weekly that the pair were “happy together and officially dating.”

A year later, another insider confirmed that the deal was in fact closed. UseThe couple split in January 2021. “Ben and Ana were moving in different directions in their lives and stopped seeing eye to eye. The two couldn’t work through their differences and have decided to end their relationship,” the source said at the time.

The There’s no time to waste actress has previously spoken out about the “horrible” attention she and Affleck faced leading up to their breakup.

“It became a little bit too much. There’s no escape. There’s no way out,” she told Ellefor their cover story last month. “That’s one of the reasons why I left L.A. … It’s always the feeling of something that you don’t have, something missing. It’s a city that keeps you anxious.”

Before her relationship with the Argodirector Blade Runner 2049Actress was married actor and model Marc ClotetFrom 2011 to 2013.

Affleck was, for his part. Jennifer Lopez in July after previously being engaged to the “Jenny From the Block” singer from 2002 to 2004. He shares three children — Violet, 16, Seraphina, 13, and Samuel, 10 — with his ex-wife, Jennifer Garner.

De Armas shared his thoughts on life in the public eye. VarietyLearn more about her experience portraying Marilyn Monroe, in her new film Blonde.

“It’s been a roller-coaster of emotions. There were moments where I thought maybe this movie would never come out,” she told the outlet.

Her Knives OutCostar Chris EvansTelled Variety that he couldn’t believe he was looking at his real-life friend when he saw a still from her camera test.

“I remember looking at it and saying, ‘OK, that’s Marilyn … where’s your shot? That’s you? Holy s—t! You’re going to win an Oscar for this,’” he said.