This picture of Ben Affleck holding a half-eaten candy floss isn’t completely irrelevant to this story. It’s a metaphor for Ben’s new relationship with SNL producer Lindsay Shookus. You see, candy floss is terrible for your teeth and will turn your hands into a sticky mess, but it’s delicious, which makes it 100% worth the hassle. It’s the same with Ben and Lindsay.
After the news broke that Ben and Lindsay were a couple, rumors started flying that they got together in 2013 while Ben was still married to Jennifer Garner and Lindsay to former SNL producer Kevin Miller. Several sources recently spoke to People about that, and they’re not trying very hard to deny that Lindsay wasn’t up to some homewrecking antics.
“She isn’t someone who would have been reckless. She’s really down to earth and centered. [The relationship] has got to be something that she felt was worth risking a lot for.”
That sounds like she risked her marriage to Kevin for a shot at Ben. Not exactly, at least according to another source. They say the “impression” they got from Lindsay was that she and Kevin had been unhappy “for a while” by the time they called it quits in 2014. They add that Lindsay was clearly “heartbroken” about it, and felt “tremendous regret” that she couldn’t work thinks out.
If you need further convincing that Lindsay isn’t a diabolical fame-hungry man-stealer, a source said this:
“She’s just not the kind of girl who is likely to have her head turned by fame. She’s come into contact with people more famous than Ben.”
As for Ben, one source says he enjoys spending time with Lindsay, and adds that Ben’s first priority is his kids. I don’t know how Ben is as a dad (he seems ok?), but I don’t know if an insurance adjuster would say a relationship with Ben is “worth the risk.” First you’ve got to deal with his angry wife confronting you and your ex-husband. Then there’s the chance that Ben’s best bro Tom Brady will invite you two over for a couples dinner, and you’ll have to sit there pretending to like steamed celery leaves. Not worth it.