Ben Affleck Has NOT Dumped Lindsay Shookus To Win Back Jennifer Garner, Despite Report

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Ben Affleck has not dumped girlfriend Lindsay Shookus to win back Jennifer Garner, despite a completely made-up report. The article claims the reason that the actor recently checked into rehab is so his estranged wife will take him back, but it’s not true. Gossip Cop can exclusively clear up the situation.

“Ben Dumps Lindsay For Jen! Inside Their Secret Holiday ‘Trial Reunion’ With The Kids,” reads a new RadarOnline headline. The actor recently entered a treatment facility in Malibu for his addiction issues, but the untrustworthy site says he’s only seeking help in a last-ditch effort to save his marriage. A so-called “source” tells the webloid, “Ben’s been begging Jen to give their marriage another shot, but she’s refused to promise anything until he’s on the straight and narrow.”

The outlet’s dubious insider further purports that Affleck dumped Shookus the night before he went to rehab, telling the “Saturday Night Live” producer that he needs to focus on his family and sobriety. The alleged source goes on to say that Garner is allowing her estranged husband to spend the holidays with her and their children, and she’s considering it a “trial reunion.”

While Gossip Cop can confirm that Affleck and Garner will celebrate Christmas together with their family, as they did so last year in Montana, the joint celebration isn’t any kind of “trial reunion.” The estranged spouses remain on good terms for the sake of their three kids, who they’ve successfully co-parented since splitting in 2015. However, the exes are still moving forward with their divorce, despite putting their children first.

As for Affleck’s relationship with Shookus, a source close to the actor assures us on background that they’re “still together.” A Shookus colleague also tells Gossip Cop she’s still with the actor. Affleck didn’t end their romance prior to checking into rehab, nor is he seeking treatment to repair his marriage. The webloid’s entire account of events is flat out wrong. Update: Affleck and Shookus were spotted together in Los Angeles after this false story was published.

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