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5 Things To Know About Ben Affleck’s New Girlfriend Lindsay Shookus

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Ben Affleck is moving on from Jennifer Garner two years after their separation.

The actor went public with new girlfriend Lindsay Shookus on Thursday, leading many to wonder who the woman who captured Ben’s heart really is.

Here are five things you need to know about the budding relationship.

She’s a producer on SNL

After getting her start as an assistant, Lindsay has worked her way up to become a top producer on Saturday Night Live.

In 2015, The Hollywood Reporter revealed that she works with the show’s creator Lorne Michaels to cast hosts and musical talent.

The publication also claims Lindsay was the one to bring in Kristen Wiig to audition for a spot in the cast.

She split from her husband a few years ago

Like Ben, Lindsay has been married before – to fellow producer Kevin Miller.

They met when she first started at SNL in 2002, and they married in 2010.

The couple separated amicably in 2014 and share one child, who they coparent while reportedly still living in the same building in New York City.

They’ve been friends for a long time

Ben and Lindsay have known each other for years, having gotten close during the multiple Ben appeared on SNL.

After the Batman v Superman star most recently hosted the show in 2013, People reports they were seen looking flirty at an afterparty.

Multiple sources allege that the pair were close before they each divorced their spouses.

They may have been secretly dating for a while

Some sources have even suggested Ben and Lindsay were having an affair during their marriages.

Us Weekly reports that the couple began a “full-blown affair” three years ago, and Jennifer Garner and Kevin Miller were shocked when they discovered the truth.

However according to People, the romance is “relatively new”, with an insider claiming, “Marriages break up for a number of reasons.”

It’s serious

Whether Ben and Lindsay’s relationship has been going on for months or years, it’s clearly serious between the pair.

Lindsay has been staying at Ben’s new Los Angeles home, which she was seen leaving last week, while they also enjoyed a date night at posh restaurant Giorgio Baldi.

As for how Jennifer feels about the romance, sources claim she was obviously hurt by the alleged affair, but she is moving on too.

One insider told People “it’s not an easy situation for Jen”, while another claimed: “Of course there are issues given it was a major affair, but Jen is her own woman and is completely fine. Nothing is new for her here. She’s in mama-bear mode …  putting the kids’ happiness first.”