Ben Affleck and Jennifer Garner’s separation broke the hearts of millions of fans.
The two initially announced their split in 2015, but because of the long delay between then and actually filing, people began getting their hopes up that the two had rekindled their flame.
But three months ago, they made it official.
“I didn’t marry the big fat movie star; I married him. And I would go back and remake that decision. I ran down the beach to him, and I would again … He’s the love of my life. What am I going to do about that? He’s the most brilliant person in any room, the most charismatic, the most generous. He’s just a complicated guy.”
She continued, telling the magazine that despite loving Affleck for better or worse — as a husband or co-parent — she did recognize something dark about their relationship:
“I always say, ‘When his sun shines on you, you feel it.’ But when the sun is shining elsewhere, it’s cold. He can cast quite a shadow.”
And now, Garner might be feeling just that: a shadow.
According to E! News, Affleck has his eyes set on a new love, “Saturday Night Live” producer Lindsay Shookus:
— E! News (@enews) July 7, 2017
The two are reportedly just beginning to date, but it’s more than just a fling.
A source told E! News Affleck and Shookus are “in the early stages” of their romance, but that also means they could be in the honeymoon stage. They reportedly met up in London recently because Affleck was working and did a date night at a local play.
The source told E! News:
“It’s more than a summer fling. They are having fun and care for each other. It’s early and they are taking it slow.”
Although, like most celebrities and their dating life, despite reportedly trying to remain under the radar, they were seen out on the town in Los Angeles Thursday night.
Affleck was holding Shookus by the small of her back.
Just days ago, however, Affleck was seen spending the Fourth of July with his family, including Garner:
Unfortunately for fans, the two are just really, really good co-parents; it seems as though Affleck and Garner are done for good this time.