Lindsay Shookus and Ben Affleck have decided to give things another solid go. Since getting back together, Ben’s buddies have been worried that he’s in a fragile spot with his recovery, and as Lindsay is not sober, they’re afraid this re-pairing might be a bad thing. Well, Ben’s friends can untwist their bunched up panties, because sources claim Lindsay doesn’t drink around Ben. Instead, Ben and Lindsay are pushing aside the booze bottles and welcoming Britney Spear’s favorite drink of choice, the royal Frap. Ok, Ben and Lindsay are drinking boring coffee instead, but hey, at least it’s not spiked with Wild Turkey.
Lindsay, lest we forget, is a producer on Saturday Night Live, which since its inception has been legendary for it’s over the top boozy after-party throw downs. But Ben is said to be keeping far away from any SNL shenanigans, which is good news for Pete Davidson and Kate Beckinsale who can be the belles of the after-party balls, since they are apparently still groping each other in public. But I digress.
Lindsay has also removed all booze from her house and is quick to karate chop anyone in Ben’s path who even exhales out alcohol breath around him. via Page Six:
While Shookus had been photographed in the past with alcoholic beverages around Affleck, a source said that this time around, “she is like his sober coach.” At his new film’s premiere, “she made sure to not have any alcohol near him,” said a spy. “And she was making sure other people weren’t drinking around him.”
So Lindsay is taking on the role of Sober Coach to Ben, whom at one stage had a private nurse on call 24/7 to help him out during his recovery. Maybe Ben’s trying to trim the fat, or his recovery is in a healthy enough place that Lindsay shoving Starbucks into his hands every 20 minutes is all Ben needs, because they are seriously living off the liquid black gold these days and can’t seem to be photographed without it. Apparently the caffeine is all a part of Lindsay’s plan to keep him off the sauce. Page Six explains:
As for those ubiquitous paparazzi shots of the couple walking with giant coffees, our source explained, “They drink coffee a lot — she encourages that instead of alcohol.”
Far be it from me to point out that coffee actually mimics the effects of cocaine, and as Ms. Jackie Beat says “coffee is the responsible person’s cocaine“. I think that a comparable alcohol substitute might be binge eating an entire box of Krispy Kreme donuts to mimic the effects of booze, complete with the morning after sugar hangover, regret and carb bloat. But hey, whatever works for Lindsay and Ben.