Actor Ben Affleck and his new girlfriend ‘Saturday Night Live’ producer Lindsay Shookus are home in Los Angeles, after spending time in Las Vegas. The couple were spotted in Brentwood getting coffee at a Starbucks. A friend close to the couple said the duo returned from Vegas yesterday, and Shookus spent “last night at Ben’s house.” She had an early meeting on Monday, and the friend added, that the 37 year old blond is in a great mood these days. Shookus left Los Angeles last Thursday as news of her relationship ,with the 44 year old father of three with soon to be ex-wife Jennifer Garner was made public.
However now she is back in town with Affleck, and according to friends, is not hiding the relationship now. The couple were wearing matching black outfits Monday morning. A friend insists that Shookus is in Los Angeles for meetings, and the man she is dating happens to live there. However her primary reason for being in the area is for work related meetings. There are conflicting stories as to when the couple started dating. Multiple sources have reported to ‘People Magazine’ that the couple have been romantically involved since 2013, while Affleck was still married to Garner.
Shookus was also married in 2013 to fellow ‘SNL’ producer Kevin Miller. Shookus and Miller married in 2010 after dating for 8 years, and have a four year old daughter. Shookus has been a producer at ‘SNL’ since shortly after graduating college at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 2002. She has been nominated 7 times for an Emmy Award for her work on the show, winning once. Affleck and Shookus first met in March of 2004, which was the second time he hosted ‘SNL’. He has gone on to host the show four more times since then.