Rumor has it that Ben Affleck’s romance with Playboy model Shauna Sexton is worrying some of his loved ones. As fans know, the actor is currently in rehab to get help for his alcohol addiction, but people close to him believe the 22-year-old is a bad influence in his life even now.
One source tells ET that it has ‘been challenging for everyone who is trying to help him through this process’ because he keeps handing out with Shauna.
‘He has been told to hold off on a relationship… but isn’t heeding that advice. His closest friends hoped he was just dating her and would break it off after going to rehab, but he seems to get closer to her every day. The more time Ben seems to spend with Shauna, the more he seems to want to go home,’ the insider went on to explain.
Ben and Shauna were first caught on camera together in mid-August.
ET also reported previously that in rehab, he receives the help of sober coaches.
However, every time he leaves the facility to meet up with his alleged girlfriend, she usually does not stay away from alcohol for his sake.
‘Shauna has been a strong support for him by attending his family sessions and listening to the advice, but she doesn’t seem willing to give him the space he needs to stay in rehab,’ another insider shared with the outlet.
The new relationship is supposedly pretty hard on his former girlfriend, SNL producer, Lindsay Shookus as well.
The two dated for a year before ending things this past summer.
‘Lindsay was supporting Ben in the beginning, but now he seems to be relying more on Shauna than Lindsay, and she is devastated. She believed he would get sober, and they would work it out, but that isn’t how things seem to be panning out.’