Fans were worried about Jennifer Garner when the romance between Ben Affleck and Lindsay Shookus was unveiled a few days ago. However, it seems that the 45-year-old actress is unaffected by her estranged husband’s affair. The brunette beauty was recently spotted having a ladies night out at a restaurant in Los Angeles. That was the same place where the 44-year-old actor and his lady love were first seen on a date.
According to the Daily Mail, Garner looked great wearing a black tank top and tight jeans matched with a pair of stilettos. She appeared to be in a great mood when she arrived at the posh Italian restaurant, where she enjoyed dining with her friends. The single mom even smiled at photographers and showed no signs of despair. It seems that she wanted everyone to know that she is fine despite her ex’s highly-publicized romance with the television producer.
Jennifer Garner and Ben Affleck announced their separation in 2015, but it was only a few months ago that they decided to officially file for a divorce. While both claimed that the decision was mutual, the actor’s new romance could be one of the reasons why the mother of three decided to give up on their marriage. Despite the breakup, the Daredevil co-stars continue to co-parent their three children, Violet, 11; Seraphina, 8; and Samuel, 5.
So who is Ben’s new girlfriend? According to ET, the award-winning director and the Saturday Night Live producer have been in an on-again, off-again relationship for four years. A source claimed that Lindsay is not just a fling. Jennifer found out about their affair in 2013, but she did not confront the blonde beauty. The Alias actress, instead, told the other woman to stay away from her husband.
However, a source close to Affleck claimed that their romance only started when he got separated from Garner in 2015. This was confirmed by a separate source close to Shookus, who also revealed that the two have been friends for a long time. According to an insider, Jennifer talked to Lindsay’s former husband Kevin Miller, who is the supervising producer of Late Night with Seth Meyers, about their exes relationship.
“Kevin had heard rumors that there was something going on between Lindsay and Ben but did not know many details about the affair,” their source said. “Jennifer and Kevin had a conversation about the affair and she told him everything.”
Jennifer Garner and Ben Affleck gave their fans hope that they are reuniting by attending marriage counseling and spending the holidays together. That’s why some people were surprised when they suddenly filed for a divorce after two years of working things out.
According to a source, there were multiple issues that destroyed their marriage, but cheating was the main factor. She reportedly had a hard time dealing with her husband’s affairs, including his relationship with their former nanny, Christine Ouzounian. Jennifer is reportedly trying to move on with her life and is very strong.
“She is not embarrassed about this at all. Jen isn’t focused on dating at the moment — her number one priority is her children and making sure they are OK during this,” an insider revealed.
[Featured Image by Craig Barritt/Getty Images]