BACKGRID

Ben Affleck and Ana de Armas go book shopping at the Brentwood Country Mart in Los Angeles.

The new couple looked smitten at the outdoor mall that houses Gwyneth Paltrow‘s ‘Goop’ store as well as ‘DIESEL, A bookstore’ where the couple was spotted shopping.



Affleck, 47, looked over-the-moon after being holed up with his leading lady since returning from a romantic vacation to her native Cuba and then Costa Rica.  He was wearing a dark gray sports coat, blue crewneck sweater, light denim jeans, and blue sneakers.

He smiled at the 31-year-old actress while they locked arms taking their relationship public since they started dating.

RELATED: Ben Affleck and 31-year-old Ana de Armas Return From Romantic Getaway in Costa Rica

The Knives Out star wore a dark grey 3/4 length jacket, white tee, black leggings, and black sneakers and accessorized with her adorable puppy and black shoulder bag.

They grabbed Starbucks before walking to the bookstore which was actually closed but opened its doors so the award-winning actor could grab books before returning to self-isolation as ordered by the state.



Ben stepped out with two books in hand and was pictured carrying Normal People by Sally Rooney which according to The New York Times is a novel and “explores intense love across social classes”. The book has been turned into a new Hulu original series that is described as “a modern love story about how one person can unexpectedly change another person’s life”.

He famously dated Jennifer Lopez from 2002-2004 and moved to his now ex-wife Jennifer Garner who he shares kids Violet Affleck, 14, Seraphina Rose Elizabeth Affleck, 11, and Samuel Garner Affleck, 8.

His ex-wife is supportive of his relationship with his Deep Water co-star according to Us Weekly — “Jen has completely moved on from Ben in a romantic sense. She considers him a friend, thinks he is a good dad to their children and respects him,” their source adds. “She is happy in her own life and supportive of him and happy for him and his relationship.”



The Alias actress has been dating businessman John Miller since separating from Ben in 2018 and is reportedly happy in her new supportive relationship.

He said during an interview with Diane Sawyer on Good Morning America he hopes to be in a “healthy stable loving committed relationship” while promoting The Way Back and it seems this is one goal he’s already reached.