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PEOPLE confirmed Monday that the actors have gone their separate ways

By Ashley Boucher
January 19, 2021 12:15 AM
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It looks like Ben Affleck isn't one for keepsakes.

Following the news of Affleck's split with Ana de Armas Monday, photos surfaced of a life-size cutout of the Knives Out actress being tossed in her ex's trash can.

The cutout — which Affleck's kids played with last summer — features de Armas lying on her stomach with her feet crossed in the air behind her and a huge smile on her face. PEOPLE previously reported that Affleck's three children with ex Jennifer Garner, Violet, 14, Seraphina, 11, and Samuel, 8, had been spending time with de Armas in June and used the cutout to play a prank on their dad.

In photos obtained by the Daily Mail on Monday, the same life-size cutout was seen being thrown in a large garbage bin outside of Affleck's home. It took two people to stuff the cutout into the trash.

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Ben Affleck's kids left a cutout of his girlfriend Ana de Armas on his front lawn
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PEOPLE confirmed on Monday that Affleck, 48, and de Armas, 32, had agreed to go their separate ways.

"Ben is no longer dating Ana," a source tells PEOPLE. "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."

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"This is something that was mutual and something that is completely amicable," another source adds. "They are in different points in their lives; there is deep love and respect there. Ben continues to want to work on himself. He has three jobs lined up and he's a solid father at home. They are both happy with where they are in their lives."

"Ben and Ana's friendship has not ended. They still talk regularly."

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Ana de Armas and Ben Affleck
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Ben Affleck and Ana de Armas
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The duo were first romantically linked in March 2020 after meeting on the New Orleans set for their upcoming movie Deep Water. De Armas confirmed their relationship the following month when she shared photos with Affleck in celebration of her 32nd birthday.

The duo were photographed several times throughout the summer, and PEOPLE reported last month that de Armas had moved in with the Batman star.

Weeks shy of their one-year mark, Affleck and de Armas made the decision to break up over the phone, a source told PEOPLE Monday.

Another source told PEOPLE that the duo has "had numerous discussions about their future and they decided together to break up."