Ben Affleck spending time with SNL producer after split from Jennifer Garner

Jennifer Garner has apparently accepted the new relationship of her ex-husband Ben Affleck with Lindsay Shookus.

Ben Affleck
Ben Affleck is currently in a relationship with Emmy winning SNL producer Lindsay Shookus. Reuters

Following the split with Jennifer Garner, Ben Affleck is being seen in the company of his new girlfriend Lindsay Shookus. The Batman actor took her to visit his office in Santa Monica this Wednesday.

As reported by The Daily Mail, Ben Affleck and Lindsay Shookus were photographed exiting a black SUV and entering the 'Argo' actor's office building in Santa Monica on Wednesday, each carrying iced coffee in their hands.

Affleck was seen in a casual blue sweater and dark chinos, paired with gray coloured sneakers and multi-colour striped socks. He was sporting light stubble. On the other hand, Lindsay Shookus, an Emmy-winning American television producer known for her work on Saturday Night Live (SNL), was seen in a black and red striped dress with a light blue denim jacket, white sneakers and a pair of sunglasses.

Affleck and Shookus have recently been spotted together on a number of outings. They went on a vacation to Maine for a weekend. Affleck had recently wrapped filming 'Justice League' and is reportedly spending a lot of time with Shookus. On Tuesday night, they went out to attend a comedy show at iO West Comedy Club in Hollywood Boulevard, Los Angeles. The couple was also spotted at upscale Italian restaurant Osteria Mozza as per People Movies website.

US Weekly had also learned from a store employee of The Umbrella Factory supermarket in Naples, Maine, that the couple had stopped by the liquor section and purchased Whispering Angel rosé wine and a bottle of Skinnygirl margarita. It wasn't clear whether those were intended as a gift for someone or for personal use. After all, it was in March this year, Affleck wrote in his Facebook wall, "I have completed treatment for alcohol addiction; something I've dealt with in the past and will continue to confront."

However, US Weekly reports that an insider told them that Affleck "is taking the utmost care of himself and working on himself continuously." The source then added, "Since his last round of rehab, he has learned what works for him in terms of living a happy and healthy life."

An insider told Daily Mail, "[Ben Affleck] recently wrapped filming on Justice League and is enjoying his summer." Another source revealed, "He also really enjoys spending time with Lindsay. It won't be surprising to see them out and about and together in the coming weeks."

As per US Weekly, Affleck's ex-wife Jennifer Garner has accepted his relationship with Shookus after they went public in July. Apparently, Affleck and Shookus had begun their affair about three years ago. "Jen knew about the new relationship and still chose to go on vacation with Ben for the 4th of July," the insider told US Weekly, adding, "She is OK with it."

This article was first published on August 3, 2017