Who Is Ben Affleck's Girlfriend? Ben Spotted With Mystery Woman In L.A.

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Who Is Ben Affleck's Girlfriend? Ben Spotted With Mystery Woman In L.A.

Ben Affleck may be off the dating market.

The Gone Girl actor had been on an on-again, off-again relationship with Lindsay Shookus, a producer for Saturday Night Live since 2017. The couple had a brief reunion this winter and tried to make it work again before splitting again in April.

Now Ben has been spotted out with a blonde mystery woman in Los Angeles on April 12. The pair were seen in casual clothes, walking outdoors together, while she carried a travel mug and her phone. It’s unclear if she’s a romantic interest or not but single Ben may be looking for love again now.

Who is Ben’s mystery date? Read on for all the details.

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1. Many loves

Ben Affleck has never been single for very long and he boasts a long list of famous and talented ex-girlfriends. Back in 1997, he was linked to Gwyneth Paltrow. They were purportedly introduced at a dinner hosted by Miramax film company, which was helmed at the time by now-disgraced producer Harvey Weinstein.

Weinstein was an early supporter of Ben Affleck and Matt Damon’s projects. In addition to dating, Affleck and Paltrow, soon began working together, most famously in Shakespeare In Love, but they split in 1999. They did briefly get back together and film the movie Bounce but they broke up for good in 2000. In 2002, Ben became half of Bennifer when he and Jennifer Lopez started dating. The pair went do are as to get engaged but called off their 2003 wedding just days before it was supposed to take place.

They broke up for good in 2004.

Ben Affleck dated Gwyneth Paltrow.

2. Marriage

After the split with JLo, it seemed like Ben was ready to settle down once and for all when he started dating his Daredevil co-star Jennifer Garner. They got married in 2005 and had three children together. However, even this relationship didn’t last forever and they announced they were separating in 2015 after 10 years of marriage. They finalized their divorce in 2017.

Jennifer Garner and Ben Affleck were married for ten years.

3. Lindsay Shookus

By the time Ben and Jen were officially divorced, Ben was in a relationship with television producer Lindsay Shookus. They went public with their relationship in 2017, though it’s like they had met in the years before that. Shookus started with SNL in 2002 and Ben had been a guest on the famed sketch comedy show multiple times.

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Lindsay Shookus and Ben Affleck dated for over a year.

4. Rehab

Ben and Lindsay split up in the summer of 2018, right before Ben checked himself into rehab for alcohol addiction. This was his third time getting treatment for his addiction issues and Jen Garner was there to support him, though they quashed any rumors of a reconciliation at the time. Once Ben completed treatment, he had a brief fling with 22-year-old Playboy model and veterinary technician Shauna Sexton. The two of them were spotted enjoying fast food and took on a trip out to Montana together but friends say the relationship was never serious and he had always held onto his feelings for Lindsay.

After that tryst ended, he and Shookus tried to make a new start of things. In February of this year, a  source close to the couple told E! News, "They are back together and happy to be back in each other's lives. They definitely missed each other.”

Affleck checked into rehab in 2018.

5. Break-up

Despite giving the relationship what friends at the time called “a solid try”, Ben and Lindsay couldn’t make the logistics of their lives fit together and they broke up, seemingly for good, this month. A source close to them told US Weekly, “She has a kid and an ex-husband and a job in New York and Ben has his family and a job in L.A., and while they love and respect each other, they just realized it wasn’t going to work.”

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A recent project is Triple Frontier on Netflix.

6. Mystery blonde

This weekend, Ben was out and about with an unidentified blonde woman in Los Angeles. So far there’s no information on who she is or whether she and Ben are friends or something more. The photos taken of them show them both in casual outfits and sunglasses as they walk the streets of LA. Ben looks fairly attentive but he has his hands in his pockets as they’re walking, putting to rest any ideas about PDA.

Affleck is known for playing Batman.

Is Ben Affleck taking himself off the dating market? Keep watching to see.

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Rebekah Kuschmider has been writing about celebrities, pop culture, entertainment, and politics since 2010. Her work has been seen at Ravishly, Babble, Scary Mommy, The Mid, Redbook online, and The Broad Side. She is the creator of the blog Stay at Home Pundit and she is a cohost of the weekly podcast The More Perfect Union.