Affleck’s new Saturday Night Live producer squeeze was married in 2010 to Kevin Miller, who also worked for SNL and is now supervising producer for Late Night with Seth Meyers.
Shookus and her ex have a young daughter together. The two apparently live on separate floors of the same New York apartment building.
Shookus looks just like Garner — only blond!
Affleck and Shookus may have had a while to get to know each since she was a producer on SNL and he was often a guest on the show. “I believe they met some time ago, and there was an immediate spark, and then things got flirtatious,” claimed an insider.
“The relationship cooled, but they stayed in touch. After his split from Jen, Ben reached out to Lindsay and they hooked up again,” said the insider.
“They had a secret email account that they would communicate through and used it to arrange meet‑ups at hotels in New York and Canada,” said the source (A rep for Affleck confirms the relationship but denies it’s been ongoing.)
Shookus, 37, is willing to travel for Affleck. He was wrapping up shooting for his latest movie, Justice League, when she flew into London on June 29. They were spotted that evening on their way to the Michelin-star Gymkhana Indian restaurant for a seven-course meal.
Shookus has even gone to his work in an apparent effort to get to know every aspect of Affleck’s life. She joined Affleck on the Justice set on June 30.
Shookus isn’t going to get in the way of Affleck and Garner’s divorce. The new couple’s relationship did put a real strain on things between him and Garner at first, but Garner’s under no illusions, revealed an insider. “She knows Affleckhas to move on — and she wishes him the best.”
Shookus already got some bling from Affleck. “At some point he bought her a $40,000 stunner from Harry Winston,” the insider claimed.
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