According to the source, Affleck and Shookus were seeing one another as far back as late , months before news broke that he had an alleged fling with his children's nanny , Christine Ouzounian. Affleck's reported dalliance with the nanny happened in the summer of , and was short-lived, our source says.
However, a source close to year-old Affleck disputes that the actor and Shookus got together while both were married, although the two were friendly. The source says the two got romantic after his separation from Garner in Let's take a look back at Affleck and Shookus' alleged relationship timeline. According to People , Affleck and Shookus started seeing one another in , two years before Affleck and year-old Garner announced their separation.
Affleck last appeared on SNL in May Interestingly enough, Garner made an appearance during Affleck's monologue at the time, to celebrate the actor hosting the show for the fifth time. The two joked about Affleck's Best Picture acceptance speech for Argo at the Oscars, in which he said that his and Garner's marriage took "work.
The two later left together with other friends and headed to the nearby Mandarin Oriental hotel bar. Over the years, their relationship allegedly continued, though a source close to Affleck says the two did not get romantic until after his separation from Garner in They were having secret rendezvous every time he came in to New York City and other places, too," claims a second source the magazine quotes.
According to Us Weekly , Garner and Miller found out about the Affleck and Shookus' alleged relationship at the same time in However, a source close to Affleck tells Us Weekly, "Lindsay was not what led to the end of their marriage.
They had a ton of other problems. This will be our only comment on this private, family matter. Thank you for understanding. Earlier that month, Ouzounian tipped off the paparazzi, telling them she'd be at the L. The former nanny was seen smiling wide as she handed Affleck a bottle of champagne during their late-night meetup. She also arrived at Affleck's in his Lexus, which she had also been seen driving earlier in the day while running errands.
Affleck's rep slammed the reports, telling ET that "all allegations of a romantic relationship are baseless and untrue" and that they are considering legal options. April -- Garner and Affleck officially file for divorce Affleck and Garner legally filed for divorce in April , after a two-year separation. Still, the pair have made it clear that their three children -- Violet, Seraphina and Samuel -- remain their priority. Just one month earlier, Affleck thanked Garner for her support after announcing that he had just completed treatment for alcohol addiction.
July -- Affleck steps out with Shookus Affleck was photographed with Shookus for the first time on July 6, when the two had dinner at Giorgio Baldi restaurant in Los Angeles. A source tells ET that Affleck's new relationship works "really well," because Shookus "has had experience with the Hollywood world. They have kept their relationship very low key and private. They realized that they were stronger as friends.
Meanwhile, the source describes Shookus as "an extremely nice, normal person.