Did Ben Affleck and Lindsay Shookus Break Up Because He Won't Get Divorced?

Did Ben Affleck and Lindsay Shookus Break Up Because He Won't Get Divorced?

He won't finalize his divorce from Jennifer Garner. 

By Marianne Garvey

Ben Affleck and Saturday Night Live producer Lindsay Shookus have split. Meanwhile Ben Affleck and Jennifer Garner are still in the middle of their divorce proceedings and show no signs of moving forward — which can get pretty annoying when you’re his girlfriend of one year.

It appears Ben's moved on, too.

Shookus recently deleted her Instagram account after Ben was spotted on a date with 22-year-old Playboy model Shauna Sexton at Nobu in Malibu, CA, on August 16. They’ve since been spotted out again eating french fries, driving around in Ben's Range Rover, and enjoying a sleepover at his house.

Page Six reported that the Playboy model was the reason for the split, quoting a source as saying: ”If your boyfriend is seen with a Playboy model out in public at dinner, then I'd say Ben and Lindsay have been split for a while.”

Although the timing is suspicious, E! News is reporting that Ben and Shookus split because her producing job keeps her in New York for most of the year. Their split is said to be amicable. But it’s been three years since Ben and Jen announced they were separating and over a year since they officially filed for divorce. For a girlfriend, a boyfriend who won't finalize his divorcn can get really annoying.

Last week, Los Angeles Superior Court has asked the two to hurry up and agree on a settlement or “the court may dismiss your case for delay in prosecution.” Reportedly, Jen has "frustrations" with her ex and wants him in a fully stable mental state before finalizing the divorce.

A source also claims she’s no fan of Ben’s "girlfriend," and doesn’t want her in the kids’ life. Although at this point, we’re not sure which girlfriend she’s talking about.

All Ben and Jen have to do is either file what the court needs them to file to finalize the case or request an extension with the intention of settling.

Meanwhile, in the midst of all this drama, Ben's ex Jennifer Lopez posted a clip of her 2002 Jenny From the Block video, oh you know the one ... where Ben rubs suntan lotion on J.Lo's butt? That one, yes. The one he regrets. Now we just need the Jennifer's Garner and Lopez to invite Lindsay Shookus to lunch somewhere outside, very paparazzi heavy. And a good lip reader.

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