According to multiple new reports, Lindsay Shookus is dating Ben Affleck.
According to a bombshell report, however, Lindsay Shookus is not the new girlfriend of Ben Affleck.
She’s actually been seeing the actor for awhile now.
Like, for THREE YEARS.
An insider tells Us Weekly that Affleck actually started his romance with Shookus way back in June of 2015, back when he was still married to Jennier Garner.
“Ben and Lindsay started their affair about three years ago, just a few months after she became a mom,” this source tells the tabloid, adding in further detail:
“They were not casually dating – they were having a full-blown affair.
“They were sleeping together, sending each other cute texts and meeting up whenever they could.”
There had been rumors of an Affleck affair nearly since the beginning of his turmoil with Garner.
It’s basically been confirmed, for example, that Affleck slept with his family nanny, but sources have claimed this dalliance took place after he was separated from Garner.
The same, though, cannot be said for Shookus.
Garner and Shookus’ ex-husband, Kevin Miller, both learned about this allegedly sordid relationship in 2015, Us Weekly claims:
“They were devastated when they found out about the affair,” the tabloid writes, while a second insider makes it clear:
“Lindsay was the main reason that Jen decided to leave Ben. They had a multitude of problems, but this was the breaking point for Jen.
“This wasn’t just sex, this was infatuation and a full-blown relationship that Ben and Lindsay were having while they were both married.”
Someone close to Affleck disagrees with this assessment, however, along with the entire Shookus timeline/allegation in general.
“Lindsay was not what led to the end of their marriage. They had a ton of other problems,” says this mole, who insists Affleck has only been giving it to Shookus for a few months.
“Ben is enjoying Lindsay’s company, and they will continue to see each other.”
Affleck and Garner finally got divorced this past April.
It took them two years to make the break-up official, as rumors of a reconciliation floated around the Internet for about two years.
The stars are committed to a healthy friendship in order to co-parent their three kids in a healthy environment, even spending this past July Fourth as a family.
As for Lindsay Shookus?
A friend tells E! News that she “the kindest person” and is very “down to earth.”
She grew up in cold climate of Buffalo, New York and attended the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, graduating with a Bachelor’s degree in journalism.
Her very first job out of college was as an assistant to a producer on Saturday Night Live.
“I was watching Bruce Springsteen perform from 30 feet away on my fourth day,” she told The Hollywood Reporter in 2015. “I remember thinking, ‘How is this my job?’”
Shookus moved up the ranks to become an associate producer for the NBC program and later a producer for dozens of episodes and specials, including the 40th anniversary special, for which she won an Emmy.
She sort of discovered Kristen Wiig, spotting her early on and pushing for her to audition for SNL.
She has one child with the aforementioned Miller, who she met when he worked as writers’ assistant on SNL and who now works as a supervising producer on Late Night with Seth Meyers.
They got married in 2010.
Did they then get divorced because of Affleck?
Yes, if you believe this scandalous story.