The internet is convinced Ben Affleck and Lindsay Shookus are over… but we guess going on a date with a Playboy model will lead to such assumptions.
The Batman star was spotted last Thursday on what appeared to be a first date with Shauna Sexton, a 22-year-old Playboy model, at Hollywood hotspot Nobu.
“They weren’t affectionate but seemed to have a fun dinner,” a source told People. “He ordered for them and took care of the check. They chatted across from each other. She looked very cute, and he seemed interested.”
They also grabbed burgers at a Jack in the Box drive-thru in Santa Monica on Sunday, giggling and not shying away from the paparazzi as Shauna rode shotgun.
The 2018 Miss May winner also moonlights as a vet technician, working 12+ hour shifts at an animal clinic in California. We’re sure that’s why the Oscar winner is so interested in her, right?
But here’s where it gets interesting. Just as news broke about Ben and Shauna’s first rendezvous, Lindsay, who Ben has been dating for over a year, deleted her Instagram account.
The Saturday Night Live producer was also missing from Ben’s 46th birthday festivities — he took his three kids, Violet, Seraphina and Samuel, for dinner at Barton G in Los Angeles. The kids’ mom, Jennifer Garner, wasn’t present either.
And though Ben and Lindsay, who went public with their relationship after his divorce from Jen became official in 2017, haven’t confirmed the split, it seems both are doing A-okay. Lindsay has been laying low at her West Coast home for the summer before she returns to New York City for SNL.
As for Ben? “He is in a good place mentally and has worked really hard to get here. He continues to focus on himself and the health of his relationships,” People reports.
The mom of one was with Ben through a lot, though — she helped him through a stint in rehab last October, and also seemed to help him move on from his high-profile marriage of ten years. Lindsay also reportedly spent a lot of time at his $19 million LA mansion this summer, so you could say things were pretty serious.
Do you think Ben and Lindsay are dunzo? Will he and Shauna start dating, or could they just be friends? Tell us below.