Jennifer Garner is in full mama bear mode. Although the actress has been actively co-parenting with ex-husband Ben Affleck, she reportedly doesn’t want his girlfriend, Lindsay Shookus, anywhere near their children. Why doesn’t Garner trust Affleck’s newest fling?
Garner and Affleck were married for 10 years before calling it quits and have three kids together: Violet, 12, Seraphina, 9, and Sam, 6. Although Garner and Affleck still spend holidays together as a family, sources claim that Garner has more than one reason not to trust the Saturday Night Live producer.
Ben Affleck with fans (22/July/2018) pic.twitter.com/5vKoXeTDAb
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At the top of her list is the fact that Affleck cheated on her with Shookus. Affleck and Shookus only recently revealed their romance, though insiders believe they probably started dating sometime in 2014.
“Jen doesn’t want the kids around Lindsay or having her in their lives,” the source dished.
Affleck first met Shookus on the set of SNL. Since 2000, the two have worked together on 5 separate occasions. While Garner is adamant about not having Shookus around the kids, Affleck apparently doesn’t mind. According to Daily Mail, Affleck is honoring Garner’s demands and is keeping Shookus at a distance. Shookus, of course, has a child of her own with ex-husband Kevin Miller.
The last time we saw Affleck and Garner together was back in June. The family was spotted at their oldest daughter’s graduation from elementary school, which took place in Santa Monica. While their split has been fairly amicable, Garner is still reluctant to give up control because of Affleck’s drinking problems. The actor has sought help for his alcohol issues and Garner is in full support of his sobriety.
Is it hot in here, or is that just Ben Affleck and Lindsay Shookus' romance? https://t.co/oWCKBfbASV
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Garner and Affleck started dating after working on the 2003 film, Daredevil. The couple originally announce their divorce in the summer of 2015, though it took them years to actually file for the divorce. Sources claim that Affleck’s drinking problems are what caused the divorce to drag on as Garner didn’t trust him with the kids.
We do not know what will happen between Garner and Shookus, but it sounds like it will take some time before she allows her anywhere near the kiddos.
Affleck and Garner have yet to finalize their split. The actor has been spotted on outings with Shookus on several occasions, including spending some quality time with her daughter.
Ben Affleck has not commented on the divorce proceedings or the rumors surrounding Lindsay Shookus and Jennifer Garner.