Ben Affleck has a shoulder to lean on. The actor’s new belle, Shauna Sexton, was seen outside the Malibu rehabilitation facility he’s currently staying in after his re-entrance for alcoholism.
On Sunday, on the 9th of September, paparazzi spotted the 22-year-old Playboy model in what looked like his black Ford SUV. Shauna wore a cropped white T-shirt, as well as faded jeans and sneakers, with her ripped stomach exposed.
As fans of the Batman star know, they were first seen together during a dinner date at the Nobu restaurant in Malibu following his breakup from Lindsay Shookus, who he dated for more than one year.
On the 19th of August, the couple grabbed food to eat at the Jack In The Box drive-through and were captured on camera, looking visibly annoyed, except for Sexton, who apparently thought the attention was pretty funny.
And on the 22nd of August, the actor went into rehab for the third time at the behest of his estranged wife, Jennifer Garner, and his sober living coach. However, it’s important to note that Affleck decided to go on his own; Garner merely assisted him.
A source explained previously, “Ben has been dealing with a lot of addiction problems, nearly his whole life. Alcoholism is a real struggle, because it’s so easy to get your hands on, and it’s socially acceptable to be a drinker.”
And on his relationship with his ex-wife, “Jennifer is a great mother and a stand-up person, who will do whatever it takes to make sure their children together have a good life and a good father.”
Moreover, Shauna took to Instagram in the middle of the reports surrounding his rehabilitation, slamming social media commenters who laid the blame for Ben’s actions on her.
She wrote on the 1st of September, “Ben is a grown a*s man. He makes his own decisions.” Later on, a troll accused her of being a heavy drinker, insinuating that her drinking may have inspired him to get back into that lifestyle.