Lindsay, we hardly knew ye.
Yes, after just over a year of (official) dating, multiple media outlets are reporting today that Ben Affleck and Lindsay Shookus have decided to call it quits.
Not only that, it seems Ben has already moved on.
According to E! News, Affleck was spotted at LA hotspot Nobu with Playboy model Shauna Sexton over the weekend.
And it seems this was no platonic dinner among friends.
Onlookers say Ben and Shauna were very obviously on a date, and those who know the former couple best say Ben and Lindsay have definitively called it quits.
“[Affleck] feels it is over with Lindsay,” says one insider.
Fans have noticed that Shookus deleted her Instagram account over the weekend, seemingly in an effort to avoid scrutiny from the press.
It’s unclear exactly when Ben and Lindsay started dating — or, for that matter, when they broke up.
They first went public as a couple in July of 2017, but there’s been speculation that Ben became romantically involved with Lindsay while he was still married to Jennifer Garner.
(Strictly speaking, Ben is still married to Jen, but insiders say he started hooking up with Lindsay before the two actors were formally separated.)
Whatever the case, the relationship eventually became serious enough that multiple sources confirmed Affleck and Shookus were planning a wedding.
It seems unlikely that we’ll ever get a definitive answer to the many lingering timeline questions at this point, as Ben already seems eager to put his relationship with Lindsay behind him.
While it’s unclear how long they’ve been dating or whether or not they’re officially a couple, there’s no question that Ben and Shauna (below) are more than just friends.
“Ben seemed like he was in a somber mood,” one witness tells Us Weekly.
“He comes in from time to time,” the source added, noting that on this occasion, Affleck “came in with a big team. He had bodyguards all around.
“He sat outside with Shauna, and they got a lot of food.”
The “a lot of food” remark is interesting for a number of reasons.
It seems Affleck is still sober, but he has no qualms about indulging in nicotine and calories, and witnesses say he ate his fill and stepped out for smoke breaks several times over the course of the evening.
As for Shauna, one doesn’t typically think of LA models consuming a lot of food on a first date, so if she kept pace with the Batfleck, it could mean they’ve been dating for longer than anyone realized.
Or maybe Shauna wanted to earn her “cool girl” cred right out of the gate by proving she fears no carb.
Whatever the case, it seems yet another Affleck relationship has bitten the dust, and in keeping with his pattern, Ben has already found someone new.
Best of luck, Shauna!