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Ben Affleck & Lindsay Shookus Allegedly Had an Affair While They Were Married to Other People

Ben Affleck & Lindsay Shookus Allegedly Had an Affair While They Were Married to Other People

Ben Affleck and his new girlfriend Lindsay Shookus‘ relationship isn’t completely new. Allegations have surfaced that the couple previously had an affair in 2013 while they were married to other people.

The 44-year-old Oscar-winning filmmaker and the 37-year-old Saturday Night Live producer “full-on had an affair. They would fly back and forth, but he would mostly visit her in New York,” a source told People. “They didn’t hide … They would use the Mandarin Oriental [hotel]. They were regulars.”

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Ben was married to Jennifer Garner at the time and Lindsay was married to fellow SNL producer Kevin Miller when the alleged affair happened.

“Both of them were cheating on their spouses so they were very careful about it. Jen and [Shookus'] husband both found out about it around the same time,” another source added.

“They’ve known each other for a while. They’re dating – it is relatively new since he has been separated. It’s still in a really early stage. He’s working on himself, he’s working on being happy and healthy,” yet another source said. “There is not one reason why any marriage breaks up.”

Ben and Lindsay were spotted on a date night on Thursday (July 6) and she flew out of town the next morning.

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  • whodunit?

    Don’t turn this site into Us Weekly and People.

  • Effy

    What an idiot.

  • Rizzo

    So the nanny was not the only one he banged while being married to Garner.

  • Repete

    I hope for his kids that it’s not true

  • rosaryblue

    oh who cares what some old cheating philanderer is doing. this girl isn’t even interesting. Affleck had a good wife and he threw that marriage in the trash. now it looks like he had multiple affairs. Jen is lucky she got out when she did. Now Ben Affleck’s personal life overshadows his acting career. Which is the way that it ends.

  • HG

    If it’s true that they had an affair, then they deserve each other…

  • Douglas from Brazil

    What an embarrassment for Jen…

  • Douglas from Brazil

    I still think he cheated with Emily big boobs during Gone Girl filming.

  • RitzTarits Sim

    I say Ben A is a fool! Jen G is much prettier and a better woman!

  • Camille

    He cheated on Garner with a man! No offense but this chick has manish facial features

  • shoes4life

    They have the same facial fearures. He could’ve at least found a pretty woman.

  • dalovelee

    First he gets himself out of the hole of being a dirtbag by using his wife Jennifer to play happy family…all the time she is shielding this the media. Then he lets this news break they had a regular affair going on.. This man is just all kinds of filth. But that’s Liberal Hollywood for you.
    Damn give Garner an award for being a tolerant soul.

  • Joy

    “The Republican Adultery
    Honor Roll of Shame:

    Henry Hyde

    Broke up a family
    during his seven year
    adulterous affair!


    Cheated on his
    wife for FIFTEEN YEARS!


    Linda Tripp says
    had he an affair with a
    woman named “Jennifer”


    Dumped his ex-wife
    while she was in a
    hospital bed suffering from cancer….


    Cheated on his
    first wife with his
    current wife, Elizabeth Dole.

    Rep. Bob

    Reported to have
    cheated on and beaten
    his wife.


    Has a wandering
    eye for his female staff


    Dumped Jane Wyman
    by cheating on her
    with several Hollywood starlets


    Has been married
    three times, partly
    because he has sex with women he isn’t married to….

    Rush Limbaugh

    Fat as he may be,
    he cheated on two of
    his three wives…

    Mitch Skandalakis

    Hired hookers from
    his Las Vegas hotel


    Was so drunk he
    doesn’t remember hiring


    Dumped his wife
    for Elizabeth Taylor…


    A Florida
    Congressional candidate and
    minister, he fathered an illegitimate child during his affair!


    Promise Keepers
    founder who didn’t keep
    his Promise to his wife and then lied about it for 20 years!

    Dan Burton

    Had at least six
    adulterous affairs, and
    fathered an illegitimate son who, today, he ignores!!

    Bob Barr

    Cheated on all
    three of his wives – and
    coerced one into having an abortion – then lied about


    Boffs his
    assistant in Gracie Mansion
    while his wife stays home with the kids!


    Cheated on his
    fourth wife at age 88!!


    Paula Jones’
    attorney, who allowed
    himself to be videotaped DrUnK
    during his


    Drank huge amounts
    of hard liquor and
    then tongue-kissed his female staffers against their will!


    Got so hopped up
    by his mistress that he
    crashed his Jeep Cherokee and got himself hurt!


    The Christian
    Coalition coordinator who
    molested his stepdaughter Susan Smith, who later
    killed her own kids.


    Calls himself a
    Republican, bites his
    longtime mistress, and has sex with her while wearing women’s

    From some angry website that points out what ugly hypocrites Republicans are.

  • mike s

    That would be shocking if they are not swinging. No word yet if that is full swap. Don’t they do that at the orgies in the Virgin Islands?

  • jenni

    therefore he’ll get another oscar just like his bro

  • DEADP00L

    LMFAO! This puts “in love with himself” to a WHOLE new level! HAHAHAHAH! HolyHOOHA!

    Nah, I’ve never seen anything like it!

  • DEADP00L

    Remember when he tried to erase his families slaves by trying to block the fact that he had his own slave owning ancestors?

  • DEADP00L

    I think he was banging her too, why let her go if it never happened?


    He likes ladies who look like dudes.

  • Jennifer

    You do realize that democrats cheat as well? JFK, Bill Clinton, and Robert Kennedy’s mistress died in an “accident.” It doesn’t matter what party they belong to.

  • I am Evelyn Salt

    What an admirable couple. Jen is so much better off without this sleaze bag.

  • Kris

    She has nothing on Jennifer Garner. Water seek it’s own level, so he’s getting what he deserves. Lindsay will probably cheat on him or he’ll cheat on her. Jennifer deserves someone better. Ben’s hit his peak I think in his career.

  • Kris

    I feel sorry for his kids. It appears that Jen’s done a good job raising them. He’s playing family man for outings. Yuk!

  • Kris

    Jen looks and behaves better than Ben or his GF. She has nothing to be embarrassed about. They’re the ones who should be embarrassed.

  • Kris

    Don’t equate what Ben did with a political position. Don’t even go there unless you want to discuss Washington’s GOP degraded behavior.

  • Kris

    Your devoted conservative dalovelee above went off topic of Jen and Ben and started this political crap. Go talk to your friend and tell her to go elsewhere if she can’t stay on Ben and Jen. and leave politics out of it.

  • Joy

    I was REPLYING to someone who was saying Liberals are the only cheaters.

  • DEADP00L

    Name one politician that denied having a slave owning ancestor, thereby erasing the victims of slavery themselves then appearing on said TV show and acting all surprised at how squeaky clean his family were?

    Some people are not worth defending and people who try to hide their slave owning ansestors are not worth it.

  • siamesechin

    Obviously, he’s not with her for her looks. She looks like a man. All that aside, what a-holes they are. I feel sorry for their respective children.

  • Sam80

    My God, you are a delusional moron.

  • DEADP00L

    Um… I suggest you look up “Ben Affleck Finding your Roots.” And wake up you indoctrinated wacko.

  • Shugie

    What a dog! He is a pig. Deserve each other.

  • Happiness is..

    twirls finger, who cares who cheated on who..they all lie about everything, it’s all a facade, Jennifer included.