Ana de Armas recalls ‘horrible’ attention around her relationship with Ben Affleck

Ana de Armas isn’t really comfortable living life in the public eye. This was especially true when it came to the media frenzy around her relationship with Ben Affleck. While the two dated for less than a year in 2020, they were frequently photographed by the paparazzi and everything from their afternoon strolls to their vacations made headlines. So, what was it like to have this level of attention on their romance? "Horrible," de Armas told ELLE in an interview. However, she's able to see a silver lining. "Yeah, which is good," the actress continued. "That's one of the reasons why I left L.A." While de Armas had seen other celebrities face public scrutiny, experiencing it firsthand made her realise that the City of Angels wasn't exactly heaven on earth for her. "Going through it [myself] confirmed my thoughts about, 'This is not the place for me to be,'" The Gray Man star continued. "It became a little bit too much. There's no escape." Affleck and Ana, who starred together in the movie Deep Water, sparked romance rumours after they were spotted visiting Havana.