Actor Ben Affleck appears to have called it quits with “SNL” producer Lindsay Shookus after a year of dating.
A source confirmed the split, telling E! News, "They are still very amicable and have stayed friends. They both tried to make it work, but the distance just proved to be too much for them right now. Family comes first for them both."
Over the past few days, Affleck, 46, has been spotted twice with Playboy model Shauna Sexton, 22.
On Sunday, Ben and Shauna were photographed picking up some fast food at a drive thru Jack in the Box in Santa Monica. Before the outing, the two were seen at his house.
A source told People magazine, “They hung out at his house and also drove around on the west side. They seemed to get along great. They were chatting and laughing. Ben looked happy.”
The insider revealed that the pair also “ordered a late dinner to his house, and seem to enjoy getting to know each other.”
On the same day, Sexton also referenced Ben’s “Batman” character when a fan asked, “Did heaven send you?” She said, “No just Batman.”
Last week, Ben and Shauna sparked dating rumors after they were seen having dinner at Nobu in Malibu. An observer shared with People, “He seemed interested. They weren’t affectionate but seemed to have a fun dinner. He ordered for them and took care of the check. They chatted across from each other.”
After the two were seen on their dinner date, Lindsay deleted her Instagram, fueling more split rumors. They haven’t been seen together since late July in Puerto Rico.
A few months ago, Sexton opened up on her ideal man in Playboy's May/June issue, saying, “I want someone who’s able to compromise but doesn’t sell himself short. I appreciate people who are the truest forms of themselves and brutally honest about who they are.”