A new tabloid report claiming Ben Affleck's girlfriend Lindsay Shookus wants to have a baby with him is completely false. Gossip Cop can exclusively debunk this claim. We're told it simply isn't the case.
According to In Touch, the 37-year-old "Saturday Night Live" producer, who already shares a 4-year-old daughter with her estranged husband, is hoping to have more kids before it's too late. A so-called "source" tells the magazine that Shookus "sees what a fantastic dad Ben is" to his three young children with Jennifer Garner, so now she's "fantasizing about starting a family with him."
The outlet's questionable insider also says there's another reason Shookus wants to get pregnant with Affleck's baby. "She doesn't want to lose Ben. He's tied to Jen for the rest of his life because of the children, and Lindsay can't help but crave the same security for herself."
As the story goes, however, Affleck isn't ready for another baby. "He's already juggling his time between his busy Hollywood career, his relationship with Lindsay and his responsibilities as a dad to his three kids," says the alleged tipster, who further notes, "Lindsay is a determined woman, and what she wants she usually gets!"
Meanwhile, the seemingly phony source speculates that Garner "would be livid" if Shookus and Affleck had a baby together, saying the actress believes the "SNL" producer is "conniving enough to get pregnant and go after his millions." The "insider" concludes that Shookus is "on a mission" to get pregnant, adding, "I wouldn't be surprised if she and Ben make a big announcement before summer."
But Gossip Cop checked in with sources close to both Shookus and Affleck, and individuals from each of their circles exclusively assure us the tabloid's report is completely false. Shookus simply hasn't been pressuring Affleck to have a baby with her. This is a non-issue. It's worth noting, In Touch claimed last year that Affleck was having a fourth child with Garner, so the magazine has little credibility when it come to the actor's baby plans.
The unreliable publication also reported last year that Affleck and Shookus were getting married, which obviously hasn't happened. The outlet clearly has little insight into the actor's personal life. This latest phony article is yet another example.
Gossip Cop has determined this story is totally false.