If we’re being honest, there’s a small part deep inside us that still isn’t over Ben Affleck and Jennifer Garner’s breakup. We may never be fully over it. But regardless of how we feel, they’re moving on with their lives, and with how cute and happy Affleck and his girlfriend, Lindsay Shookus, are always looking, we might be starting to get more on board with their relationship.
Most recently, they were spotted kayaking together in Hawaii, where Affleck is shooting his new film, Triple Frontier and where Shookus apparently joined him for some fun in the sun, because everyone is ready to get away from this never-ending winter, amirite?
Affleck and Shookus definitely looked like a strong team as they battled waves in their kayak.
— Vicki Vannoy (@VickiVannoy) March 28, 2018
Affleck definitely seems to have been doing some serious work on himself since his split from Garner. The pair announced their separation in 2015, and in early 2017, Affleck released an emotional statement revealing he had completed treatment for his long-documented alcoholism. “I want to live life to the fullest and be the best father I can be,” he wrote on his Facebook page at the time. “I want my kids to know there is no shame in getting help when you need it, and to be a source of strength for anyone out there who needs help but is afraid to take the first step.”
Since that announcement, Affleck seems to have been focusing on bettering himself and taking care of himself. He’s been working a lot, but was also spotted looking happier and more put together amid claims that Garner, after their split, staged an intervention that got him into treatment. And Shookus certainly seems to be a good influence — Affleck looks happy whenever he’s spotted with her.