Ben Affleck Stopped Going To Church When He Started Dating Lindsay Shookus?

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Ben Affleck Church Lindsay Shookus

By Andrew Shuster |

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Did Ben Affleck really stop going to church once he started dating “Saturday Night Live” producer Lindsay Shookus? One of this week’s new tabloids is making that claim, but Gossip Cop has learned otherwise.

The actor was spotted attending Sunday services in Brentwood with estranged wife Jennifer Garner and their three kids on numerous occasions earlier this year, but he hasn’t been photographed at the church in recent months. An article in the latest issue of the National Enquirer claims the reason Affleck hasn’t been seen at the service is because he’s turned his back on religion when he started seeing Shookus.

A source at the Brentwood church tells the magazine, “He doesn’t really come here anymore… It’s a shame he’s not at church more often because it could be good for him to keep on track after everything he’s been through.”And while it’s true Affleck hasn’t attended services in Brentwood as frequently in recent months, it’s not because he’s disavowed his faith, as the Enquirer alleges. Instead, the actor has spent most of the summer traveling for work, as well as spending time with his girlfriend in New York City, where they’re are plenty of churches to attend.

Regardless, Gossip Cop is told by a source close to Affleck that he hasn’t stopped going to church just because he hasn’t taken part in services at the Brentwood location lately. This is simply a non-story. Of course, the repeatedly disproven magazine has a habit of publishing false accusations about the movie star, so this latest attempt at doing so comes as no surprise.

Gossip Cop called out the publication a few months ago when it wrongly reported Affleck was pursuing Tobey Maguire’s estranged wife Jennifer Meyer. Shortly before that nonsense, we debunked the tabloid’s tall tale alleging Affleck was still texting ex-nanny Christine Ouzounian following rumors they had an affair. This latest article questioning the actor’s church-going habits is equally baseless.

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