It’s only been a year since Ben Affleck and Lindsay Shookus started dating but their romance might already be in jeopardy. Insiders claim that Shookus’ relationship with the Justice League star is on thin ice after he took shots at the media online — and Jennifer Garner can’t get enough of it.
Affleck and Shookus started dating after his split with Garner a few years ago. The two originally met on the set of Saturday Night Live, where Shookus works as a producer. The two went public with their romance last year and things looked like they were going great until Shookus opened up about the relationship in a recent interview with Elle.
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In the interview, Shookus talked about her high-profile romance with Affleck and how she isn’t a fan of all the attention. Instead of being in the spotlight for dating Affleck, Shookus wants people to remember her for all the work she has done on SNL. She also called the romance “strange” and admitted that she isn’t used to all the attention.
Shookus did not go into too much detail about her relationship with Affleck, but Garner apparently thought the interview was a sign that the romance is on the rocks. An inside source told Radar Online that Garner doesn’t want to speak out against her former husband out of respect for the kids, but she finds the whole situation entertaining.
“Jen is loving the fact that Lindsay is freaking out about Ben, and then went on record with a magazine about all the attention surrounding them,” the insider dished.
Garner and Affleck were married for ten years before calling it quits in 2015. The two share three children together and have been co-parenting ever since their split. Shookus is the first woman Affleck has dated since the breakup.
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Affleck and Shookus have not been quiet about their romance and have been spotted together on multiple occasions. Shookus was previously married to Kevin Miller, with whom she shares one child. Shookus is best known for being a producer on SNL, where she has worked since 2002.
Apart from her romance with Affleck, Shookus also talked about the challenges of being a single mother and working in the entertainment industry. Although she’s been through a lot of challenges over the years, Shookus is happy with how things have turned out and has no regrets.
Ben Affleck has not responded to the rumors surrounding Garner.