Just days before Ben Affleck went to rehab back in August, cameras spotted him with Playboy model Shauna Sexton. It happened just after Affleck broke up with Saturday Night Live producer Lindsay Shookus — his girlfriend of one year — so, at the time it wasn’t clear if Sexton was just a rebound, or if there was something really going on between the two.
But now, Affleck has completed his rehab stint, and Sexton was beside him every step of the way. The couple also just went on vacation together, just in time for Affleck to reportedly end their fling. So, who is Shauna Sexton and how did she capture Affleck’s heart when he was most in need of love?
Ben Affleck looked so uncomfortable when his Playmate girlfriend panned the camera to him! https://t.co/T8HrXbhn4p
— Perez (@ThePerezHilton) October 8, 2018
In addition to modeling for Playboy, the 22-year-old model has also worked on clothing collaborations with the company that she calls her family. Sexton says that the “progressive company never fails to accept people for being unapologetically who they are, while simultaneously advocating for the LGBTQ community and encouraging sexual liberation.”
In addition to her modeling career, Sexton has also worked as a vet tech, but she quit her job at a clinic when Affleck entered rehab. She is a big animal lover, and it looks like she might be regretting her decision to leave the clinic. Just this past weekend she posted a pic of her suturing a dog after a surgery, and she wrote in the caption that she was feeling nostalgic about exhausting shifts, emergency surprises at 2 a.m., and the team of people that quickly turned into family.
— Perez (@ThePerezHilton) October 10, 2018
Sexton is also an outdoor enthusiast who loves to go fishing. Her dog is always by her side when she takes trips to Yosemite, and she enjoys trips to Big Bear in California with friends.
After he completed rehab, Affleck took Sexton to Big Sky, Montana, and the two became Instagram official when they posted pics from the trip. On her Instagram stories, Sexton showed waterfalls and wildlife. And, one pic featured Affleck looking at a deer through the window of his SUV. In another photo, the model shows off some freshly caught fish.
The is the first time that Sexton has posted a pic of Affleck on her social media.
After cameras first spotted Affleck and Sexton together, she was seen driving his Ford Expedition multiple times to the Canyon at Peace Park rehab facility in Malibu. The couple also spent time together at his home when he left for day trips to workout at his home gym.
Last week, Affleck announced on social media that he had completed 40 days of treatment for alcoholism after his ex-wife Jennifer Garner staged an intervention. He wrote that “battling any addiction is a lifelong and difficult struggle,” and that means that no one is ever out of treatment. He added that it was a full-time commitment, and he is fighting for himself and his family.
Neither Ben Affleck or Shauna Sexton have commented on their reported split.