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Ben Affleck Dumped By Lindsay Shookus Due to Drinking?

As you’ve likely heard by now, Ben Affleck checked into rehab earlier this week as a result of his ongoing struggle with alcoholism.

The decision to seek further treatment was prompted by an intervention coordinated by Affleck’s estranged wife, Jennifer Garner.

Ben Affleck, Lindsay Shookus

Garner and Affleck effectively ended their marriage two years ago (though they have yet to finalize their divorce), but they still have three kids together, so it stands to reason that she would be concerned for her ex’s health.

Ben’s most recent ex, Lindsay Shookus, has no such ties to the actor, so it’s equally unsurprising that she decided to bail when his problematic drinking started to become a source of strife.

While it was originally reported that Affleck dumped Shookus for Playboy model Shauna Sexton, sources now say Lindsay was actually the one to pull the plug on the relationship.

And her decision was reportedly spurred by Ben’s reckless boozing.

 
Ben Affleck: Suicide Squad Premiere Photo

“The notion that Ben was taking steps to be healthier and sober prior to this intervention isn’t all true,” a source tells Us Weekly.

“Ben hasn’t been sober or been that present for his family and relationship with Lindsay, and now everyone knows the reason why,” the insider adds.

“He was suffering, and his addiction undoubtedly took over.”

The source goes on to claim that as a mother and successful career woman, Lindsay simply couldn’t afford any further association with Ben and his increasingly problematic behavior.

“Lindsay does not want to be involved in the media circus that follows Ben — especially in this difficult time,” the source tells Us.

“She is a private person and has taken the necessary steps to avoid the hurtful and often unwelcome attention.”

Of course, the fact that Affleck has a reputation for becoming belligerent and destructive while drunk probably didn’t help the situation.

“When Ben drinks, he gets nasty and it’s hard to be around him,” a source tells Radar Onlne.

“His behavior was a big turn off to Lindsay, who prides herself on her work and her motivation for life,” the insider adds.

Of course, reps for Ben are countering these claims and insisting that Affleck and Shookus amicably decided to go their separate ways. 

“They tried really hard to make it work, but distance combined with work obligations and other factors made it something that could not work at this time,” claims one source.

Yes, Ben may be keeping a low profile in treatment, but his PR team is still working around the clock to protect his reputation.

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Ben Affleck Confirms Breakup With Lindsay Shookus

Well, folks, it looks like everyone’s favorite SNL power couple has called it quits.

No, not Pete Davidson and Ariana Grande. No, not Colin Jost and Scarlett Johansson. Okay, maybe “everyone’s favorite” was a bit of an exaggeration …

Ben Affleck, Lindsay Shookus

There, that’s the one.

Yes, after just over a year of dating, Ben Affleck and Lindsay Shookus have broken up.

Rumblings of a split began over the weekend, when Affleck was spotted on a date with Shauna Sexton, a 22-year-old Playboy model.

And today, reps for the actor confirmed that he and Shookus have decided to go their separate ways.

Ben and Shookus

“They are still very amicable and have stayed friends,” a source tells E! News.

“They both tried to make it work, but the distance just proved to be too much for them right now,” the insider adds.

“Family comes first for them both.”

Yes, it’s the usual boilerplate nonsense, and as expected, it isn’t fooling anyone.

We all know what really happened here. 

And it’s exactly what we all predicted from the very start of this relationship:

Lindsay is a smart, successful career woman in her late thirties.

She has a child, and those who know her best hold her in high esteem, both as a mom and a TV producer.

She makes sense as a partner for a rich, divorced dad in his mid-forties.

Which is exactly why Ben had to kick her to the curb.

Look, on a long enough timeline, Affleck is eventually gonna Affleck.

He probably woke up one day and remembered that he’s Batman and could easily be banging Playboy models in their early twenties.

Then he went out and did exactly that — possibly getting hammered first in celebration of his newfound freedom.

We all know a guy like Ben:

He recognizes that he needs to change, and he makes occasional half-hearted attempts at progress, but those are quickly abandoned in favor of the behaviors that keep dragging him down.

We suppose it’s to his credit that he keeps trying, but maybe he should sort some things out by himself before he enters another serious relationship.

Poor Lindsay probably never knew that she was more attractive to Ben as an idea than as a person.

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Ben Affleck DUMPS Lindsay Shookus For Playboy Model Shauna Sexton!

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.

Ben and Shookus

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.

Ben Affleck-Shauna Sexton

“[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.

Ben Affleck, Lindsay Shookus

(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.

Shauna Sexton Pic

“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!

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Lindsay Lohan Is “Canceled Forever” After Bashing #MeToo Movement

In a perplexing interview, Lindsay Lohan slammed the #MeToo movement … and said that coming forward with allegations of sexual abuse makes the accusers "look weak."

"I think by women speaking against all these things, it makes them look weak," Lindsay said. "When they are very strong women."

As if that weren't bad enough, she then went on to imply that maybe some of the young women shared harrowing stories of sexual harassment, abuse, and even rape were just in it for, you guessed it, "attention."

While that has been debunked time and time again, a lot of people were outraged and horrified.

We can only guess that they had forgotten that Lindsay had supported Harvey Weinstein, of all people, and encouraged his wife to stand by him.

Aisha Tyler, like so many others, took to social media to slam Lindsay.

When Aisha announced that Lindsay is canceled, it prompted a lot of discussion. Take a look:

1. Aisha Tyler said what many were thinking

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Aisha received a lot of thoughtful responses. And also a lot of less thoughtful replies.

2. A classic internet burn

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This is obviously a joke, poking fun at the fact that Lindsay hasn’t really been culturally relevant for about a decade.

3. Survivors spoke up

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This tweet is absolutely right — speaking up takes a tremendous amount of strength.

4. Others chimed in with support

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Speaking truth to power is a brave act.

5. As the young people say: we been knew

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In other words, Lindsay Lohan was canceled a long time ago, in this person’s eyes.

6. Others were more sympathetic

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A lot of people believe that Lindsay Lohan was just saying in the interview what she tells herself about her own life.

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Lindsay Lohan Slams #MeToo Movement: These Women Are Weak!

Lindsay Lohan has been back in the news lately, which is exciting if you’re the kind of person who reflects fondly on Charlie Sheen’s meltdown, but highly triggering if you’re disturbed by the sight of track marks wending their way through an archipelago of ginger freckles.

We kid LiLo, of course.

By most accounts, the actress-turned-wannabe-reality-star is sober(-ish) these days — which makes her latest comments all the more baffling.

In case you’ve been blissfully unaware, Lohan is currently filming a new show for MTV, a reality series that’s been described as a “docu-series” focusing on Lindsay’s eponymous nightclub in Greece.

Sources say the show was “inspired” by the Bravo hit Vanderpump Rules (read: it’ll be a lame attempt to piggyback on that series’ success).

The show just started shooting and it’s not set to debut until next year, but Lohan is already basking in the media attention generated by news of the project.

And proving once again that you can take the girl out of Hollywood but you can’t stop her from saying idiotic things, Lindsay is already shooting herself in the foot every chance she gets.

During a recent interview, Lohan was asked about her thoughts regarding the #MeToo movement that’s shedding light on the rampant sexual assault and harassment that’s been plaguing Hollywood for decades.

Lindsay began by stating that she doesn’t “really have anything to say” … and she should have just left it there.

Instead, she pressed on with the sort of comments that would be career-ruiners — if Lindsay still had a career left to ruin.

“I can’t speak on something I don’t live, right? Look, I am very supportive of women. Everyone goes through their own experiences in their own ways,” Lohan began.

For reasons that defy logic or explanation, she went on to argue that victims discredit themselves by not reporting abuse immediately:

“If it happens at that moment, you discuss it at that moment,” Lohan said.

“You make it a real thing by making it a police report,” she added.

“I’m going to really hate myself for saying this, but I think by women speaking against these things, it makes them look weak when they are very strong women.”

Oof. Obviously the part about sexual assault survivors looking “weak” is getting the most attention on social media today, but this statement is atrocious for so many other reasons, as well.

Imagine telling an abuse survivor that their attack wasn’t “real” because they failed to report it prior to a deadline that exists only in Lindsay Lohan’s mind.

Hopefully, Lindsay doesn’t really believe this stuff, and she’s still just working as a mouthpiece for various foreign governments.

But if that’s the case, she should probably tell us soon before she’s forced to hire Paul Manafort’s legal team.

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