It’s been less than a year since we first learned that Ben Affleck and Lindsay Shookus are dating, but the couple has been moving at warp speed in recent months.
Affleck checked into rehab for the fourth time in December, and sources say he went straight from treatment to an apartment in New York that he now shares with Shookus.
And it seems moving in together isn’t the only major step forward the couple has taken in 2018.
Some insiders close to Ben and Lindsay say wedding bells are in the near future for the Oscar winner and the SNL producer.
Meanwhile, others claim they’ve already gotten hitched and are simply waiting for the right time to make the announcement.
Witnesses say Lindsay has been sporting some new bling on her left hand in recent weeks, but the jury’s still out as to whether it’s an engagement ring or a wedding band.
Whatever the case, it seems there’s no denying that Ben and Lindsay are head over heels for one another.
“He’s fallen hard,” an insider tells Life & Style.
“It’s no surprise that they’re now taking their relationship to the next level.”
There are conflicting accounts as to whether or not the knot has already been tied, but there’s no doubt these two are in it for the long haul.
“They both want to spend the rest of their lives together.”
“They can’t bear to be apart and spend every free moment they have together,”
One insider says the only thing holding the couple back is the fact that Ben’s divorce from Jennifer Garner is not yet finalized.
“It hasn’t been a straightforward procedure,” explains the source.
“They’ve spent months behind closed doors working out how to divide assets, finances and custody of their children.”
Yes, if there’s a downside to possessing tens of millions in assets (big if), it’s that having so much stuff makes a very complicated divorce.
“They are getting close to finalizing things. Once their divorces are both out of the way, Ben plans to walk down the aisle with Lindsay,” says one insider.
So it sounds like despite claims to the contrary, Ben and Lindsay are not yet married.
But it also sounds like they’ll be taking the plunge as soon as legally possible.