Nearly a year after we found out that Ben Affleck and Lindsay Shookus were a couple, it looks like they are ready to take their relationship to the next level. But, there is a huge obstacle in their way – he is still married to Jennifer Garner.
A new report from Entertainment Tonight claims that Affleck is hesitant about popping the question even though Shookus is ready for the commitment because the two are “very much in love.”
“During Ben and Jennifer [Garner’s] split, Lindsay truly felt villainized. Every day she spent with Ben out in the world for people to see felt like another day of public scrutiny, but her love for Ben was worth it,” reveals an insider.
The source goes on to say that Affleck and Shookus stuck by each other during this painful time, but it isn’t over yet. Affleck and Garner have been separated for three years, but since their divorce isn’t final they are still legally married.
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— Best of Ben Affleck (@BestAffleck) June 25, 2018
Affleck and Shookus have not discussed marriage in public, but the insider says that the Justice League star and the Saturday Night Live producer are planning to spend their lives together.
However, right now they are taking things “one day at a time” while he continues to deal with his addiction. Affleck has been working hard on his sobriety, and Shookus has been his rock the entire time. The source says that the actor is grateful for her love and support.
As of right now, Affleck isn’t ready to get married and has no plans to pop the question yet, but Shookus believes he is worth waiting for. And, she recently moved into his $19 million Brentwood mansion.
Even though it looks like she will have to wait for Affleck to put a ring on it, Shookus may have another priority in her life. X17 Online is reporting that cameras caught the couple dropping by a Los Angeles medical building together last week just days after they photographed her appearing to try to hide a baby bump.
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This doctor visit added to the suspicion that Shookus is expecting because we can’t figure out any other reason why someone would accompany their girlfriend to the doctor. Plus, her choice of wearing ruffles over her belly is fueling the rumors.
One source claims that Shookus and Affleck have been together longer than people realize and have actually been seeing each other for years. She already has a daughter, and Affleck reportedly wants to give her a sibling.
The insider also says that both Ben Affleck and Lindsay Shookus know that a pregnancy would mean tons of media attention – which they dread –, but they don’t want to live their lives worrying about public perception.