Lifesize Ana de Armas cardboard cutout is thrown in bin at ex Ben Affleck’s house

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It's hard to think of a more satisfying way to mark a breakup.

A lifesize cardboard cutout of Ben Affleck's now ex-girlfriend, Ana de Armas, was seen consigned to the rubbish bin outside his Los Angeles home on Monday.

Hands under her face, the cutout showed Knives Out star Ana grinning happily into the camera. It was seen sticking out of the recycling bin in the street outside Ben's mansion.

The cutout was aquired by Bond Girl Ana during her year-long romance with Ben – with his three kids occasionally using it to prank the paparazzi by placing it outside the house.

No matter how "amicable" the split, the lifesize memento was surely an unwelcome reminder of his actress ex for Ben.

A lifesize Ana de Armas cardboard cutout has been thrown in bin outside ex Ben Affleck's house
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It was seen being carried out of the grounds of his home by a masked man in a Diamond Landscaping shirt.

Despite the workman-like attire, fans remarked on the similarity between the workman and Ben's brother, Casey Affleck.

After a year together, news of Ben and Ana's breakup first emerged on Monday.

The pair are said to have realised that they were at "completely different places in their lives", with divorced father-of-three Ben, 48, and Cuban-born Ana, 32, not even wanting to live in the same city.

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According to Page Six, Ben couldn't imagine having any more children, while Ana wanted to start a family.

“He would not commit to having more kids,” said the site's source. “She is in her 30s. It was a deal-breaker.”

A source had previously told People : "Ben is no longer dating Ana. 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."

The two workers seemed to struggle to fit the large photo into a garbage bin
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Another source said: "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."

The pair met on the set of Deep Water in late 2019, and just a few months later, in March 2020, they were spotted on a romantic getaway in Ana's native Cuba.

During Ben's year-long relationship with Ana, his three kids pranked waiting paparazzi by placing the cutout outside the home; seen in June last year
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They had then headed to Costa Rica before going back to Los Angeles just before the coronavirus pandemic sparked lockdowns around the world.

The pair went public with their relationship in April when Ana shared pictures of them together on her 32nd birthday.

Ana and Ben dated for a year, after meeting on a film set
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Ana was seen moving her belongings into Oscar-winner Ben's home in August.

The two were thought to have been growing closer in recent months with Ana even seen wearing a diamond ring on her hand as she joined Ben for reshoots of Deep Water in New Orleans last November.

Argo star Ben had introduced Ana to the three children he shares with ex-wife Jennifer Garner – Violet, 14, Seraphina, 11, and Samuel, eight.