Entertainment Movies Ben Affleck and Ana de Armas 'Decided Together to Break Up' Over the Phone: Source The former couple first met while filming the upcoming thriller Deep Water in 2020 By Nicholas Rice Nicholas Rice Instagram Twitter Nicholas Rice is a Staff Editor for PEOPLE Magazine. He began working with the brand as an Editorial Intern in early 2020, before later transitioning to a freelance role, and then staff positions soon after. Nicholas writes and edits anywhere between 7 to 9 stories per day on average for PEOPLE, spanning across each vertical the brand covers. Nicholas has previous work experience with Billboard, POPSUGAR, Bustle and Elite Daily. When not working, Nicholas can be found playing with his 5 dogs, listening to pop music or eating mozzarella sticks. People Editorial Guidelines Updated on January 18, 2021 03:44 PM Share Tweet Pin Email Ben Affleck and Ana de Armas. Photo: Ana de Armas / Instagram Ben Affleck and Ana de Armas called it quits through the use of technology. After first being linked in early 2020, Affleck, 48, and de Armas, 32, decided to go their separate ways and a source tells PEOPLE the split happened over the phone. "They have had numerous discussions about their future and they decided together to break up," another source tells PEOPLE. Ben Affleck and Ana de Armas Split, Says Source: 'They Are in Different Points in Their Lives' Ben Affleck and Ana de Armas. BG004/Bauer-Griffin/GC Images The pair, who first met while filming the upcoming thriller Deep Water in New Orleans last year, had been romantically linked since early March 2020, when they were seen on a trip to her native Cuba. They then headed to Costa Rica for a romantic vacation before returning to Los Angeles. Affleck and de Armas were frequently seen together during the summer as they both spent the quarantine period in Los Angeles. The Knives Out actress confirmed their relationship on Instagram in April when she shared photos of them spending time together for her 32nd birthday. Early on in their romance, de Armas spent quality time with Affleck and his kids, whom he shares with ex-wife Jennifer Garner: daughters Violet, 14, and Seraphina, 11, as well as 8-year-old son Samuel. Never miss a story — sign up for PEOPLE's free daily newsletter to stay up-to-date on the best of what PEOPLE has to offer, from juicy celebrity news to compelling human interest stories. In June, she joined Affleck, his kids and his mom Christine on a family vacation to Georgia as a source told PEOPLE that de Armas easily gets along with the children. "Ana seems to love being around his kids. Everyone has been getting along great. Ana is making an effort to get to know his kids," a source said at the time. The two also moved in together in late summer. In August, de Armas was spotted moving her things into Affleck's Los Angeles residence from her Venice, California home. A source previously confirmed to PEOPLE she placed her Venice, California home on the market. "She had a huge grin and seemed very excited about living with Affleck," a source said at the time. The move came shortly after de Armas celebrated Affleck's birthday by gifting him a custom BMW motorcycle, which was built from scratch for Affleck by WYLD Garage Co., and posting a sweet selfie of the two on Instagram. A source told PEOPLE on Monday that their decision to separate was "mutual and something that is completely amicable." "They are in different points in their lives; there is deep love and respect there."