Ben Affleck has been through tremendous physical transformations over the years. Some due to his health issues, some for the roles he’s portrayed. But in his latest sighting he looks shockingly slimmer than his last appearance.
Therefore, speculations are rife about what the reason could be behind this sudden slimming down. Could it be that girlfriend Ana de Armas has found someone else and Ben can’t handle losing his love once again?
Ben Affleck Went 65 Pounds Down In Just A Few Weeks
Ben is just withering away and it’s worrying his friends and family. Apparently, he has been on a strict healthy diet these past few weeks. He has taken his health-conscious eating far too seriously and gone to such an extreme that now this obsession seems like addiction.
What is he trying to distract himself from? Where is all this channelised energy originating from?
Just last month, Ana de Armas filmed a steamy commercial in Malibu, California on Tuesday, October 20th. The Cuban actress was filming a perfume commercial with a very attractive model and the duo turned up the heat at the beach.
Armas was seen frolicking on the sand in a sparkling champagne gown. She was also seen sharing a passionate kiss with the male model. Is that bothering Affleck? Has he become insecure seeing Ana with a younger man?
Constant Struggle With Weight
Alcohol addiction ran in Affleck’s family. Ben himself once told The New York Times–
“My dad didn’t really get sober until I was 19, there’s a lot of alcoholism and mental illness in my family. The legacy of that is quite powerful and sometimes hard to shake.”
Alcohol abuse can lead to severe weight gain in three major ways: it stops your body from burning fat, it makes you feel more hungry, and it can lead to poor food choices, and Affleck felt every bit of it.
Additionally, he has been in a constant battle with depression since his early twenties and that he has been on antidepressants since he was 26. Affleck said–
“I get depressed. I take antidepressants. They’re very helpful for me, I’ve taken them since I was 26 years old, various different kinds. I’ve switched and tried this and tried that. Sometimes they won’t tell you about some awful side effect and you’ll come back and say, ‘Why am I 60 pounds heavier?’” he added. “And [the doctor says], ‘Oh, well you put on a little weight.’ And it’s like, ‘Oh, well thanks!’”
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Nevertheless, the Gone Girl actor left all that behind and worked hard to get into shape for his role as Batman. He was literally 105 kgs at 7% body fat. Going through so much and still achieving that kind of physique is no easy feat.
After wrapping up those Batman movies, he let himself go and gained a lot of weight. So much that his man-boobs were visible in a loose t-shirt he wore as he greeted a valet. And now he seems to have lost all of that.
The Actual Truth
Ben Affleck isn’t wasting away. It is highly possible that he’s lost weight for a role, just as he has obviously done many times before, as an actor, for his various movies.
Also as a demand of this profession, Affleck is quite familiar with on-set kisses and wouldn’t get upset by the chemistry his girl shared with a co-actor. They are both great actors, so he knows well how convincing she has to look as an actress.