It looks like Ben Affleck and his ex-girlfriend Lindsay Shookus “are totally back on” after calling it quits last August. An insider claims that the couple has “picked up right where they left off,” and the pair were also spotted on two dates this past weekend.
The Triple Frontier actor and Saturday Night Live producer split last summer after dating for one year. The break-up came at the same time he was spiraling because of substance abuse, and then he had a brief fling with Playboy model Shauna Sexton before ending up in a 40-day rehab program.
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According to Us Weekly, Shookus reached out to Affleck early last month, and a second source says that the pair is “hanging out,” but they won’t say yet that they are back together.
“They’re very comfortable together, and happy to be back in each other’s lives,” reveals the source.
Shookus moved into Affleck’s new $19 million mansion last summer, but she ended the relationship when he broke his sobriety. Now that the actor is clean and sober, they have rekindled their romance, and this time around, things are “easy” says the insider.
Neither Affleck nor Shookus have publicly confirmed they are dating again. But Radar Online caught them out on two dates last weekend. On Saturday morning, Shookus grabbed some coffee at Starbucks for herself and Affleck before hopping into the Bentley he was driving. And, later that night, they enjoyed a dinner date at Katsuya restaurant in Brentwood.
Between the two dates, Affleck accompanied his ex-wife Jennifer Garner and two of their kids – Violet, 13 and Samuel, 6 – to a wedding. 10-year-old Seraphina did not join the family for the event.
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Affleck looked happy and healthy dressed in a formal suit and gray overcoat, while Garner wore a black ensemble with strappy high heels. The former couple split in 2015, but their divorce wasn’t final until October 2018.
Affleck and Garner still have an incredibly successful co-parenting relationship, and he often attends church with her and the kids. Even though Affleck and Shookus are reconciling, and he is enjoying spending time with her, an insider says that Affleck’s main focus is his kids and family.
Ben Affleck’s new movie, Triple Frontier, premieres on Netflix March 6th.