Ben Affleck and Ana de Armas connected while shooting their upcoming thriller Deep Water

By Ally Mauch
March 16, 2020 03:01 PM
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Ben Affleck and Knives Out star Ana de Armas have been linked since they finished filming their upcoming thriller, Deep Water.

Here’s what we know about the pair so far.

They had an ‘instant connection’ on set

While making the thriller Deep Water last year in New Orleans, Affleck, 47, and de Armas, 31, had “an instant connection,” a set source told PEOPLE.

“They had great chemistry right from the start,” the source said of the pair, who play a couple in the movie from Fatal Attractive director Adrian Lyne. “Ben always seemed very relaxed and happy around Ana, but at the time there were no signs of romance. He was very focused on making a fantastic movie. He arrived early and was one of the last people to leave.”

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They embarked on a romantic vacation after wrapping Deep Water

In early March, the new couple was spotted vacationing together in de Armas’ hometown of Havana, Cuba, where they visited several restaurants and shops. Affleck, who speaks Spanish, was seen interacting with several fans in the local language.

“Ana was his tour guide and took him to all her favorite places. Ben seemed to love the trip. He was in a great mood and very friendly,” a source told PEOPLE of the trip. “They are definitely dating.”

Shortly after, they were spotted taking a sunset stroll in Costa Rica on another romantic getaway, sharing a sweet moment when Affleck pulled de Armas close to him for a kiss.

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Their quality time has continued at home in L.A.

After arriving back in the U.S. from their trips around Latin America, Affleck and de Armas, who is also starring in the upcoming Bond film, No Time To Die, spent Saturday night together and the actress joined The Way Back actor at his home.

Earlier in the day, Affleck spent time with his three children, whom he shares with ex-wife Jennifer Garner: Violet, 14, Seraphina, 11 and Sam, 8.

Affleck and de Armas were also with each other on Friday in L.A., where he appeared to be helping her house hunt.

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Affleck complimented de Armas on her talent

In a recent interview with Vogue Spain, Affleck spoke about de Armas’s “infinite” talent displayed in Deep Water, which is set to be released in November.

“The first time we read the scenes together, it became pretty clear she was going to do something exceptional with a very complex role,” Affleck, 47, said of de Armas. “Her character is the engine of the story and requires her to move between tragedy and irony or between realism and the most absurd comedy.”

The actor added: “Not only does she know how to do it with ease, she also manages to surprise you in every shot. Her talent is infinite.”