Ben Affleck & Lindsay Shookus: We're Award Show Official!

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There are many stages of celebrity relationships.

It starts with the tabloid rumors and pap-dodging parking lot dashes, in which the lovebirds remain ten feet away from one another, like that's gonna fool anyone.

After that comes the "we know you know, and we're cool with it" stage, which is where Ben Affleck and Lindsay Shookus have been all summer.

Ben Affleck: Live By Night

The new-ish couple spent surprisingly little time attempting to hide their relationship.

(Unless of course, the rumors about Ben and Lindsay hooking up while they were both still married are true, in which case, they did an impressive job of keeping things on the DL for several years.)

There's been no grand announcement, because Ben's just not that type of dude, but at this point, Ben and Lindsay are clearly in a serious relationship, and they're making no effort to hide it.

And last night, they reached a new tier that's reserved only for the most committed and/or thirstiest celebrity couples.

That's right - Ben and Lindsay are Award Show Official.

Lindsay Shookus at the Emmys

Yes, the 2017 Emmy Awards were held last night, and Lindsay, a producer on Saturday Night Live, took home a trophy for one of the evening's 43,000 categories.

Of course, it's not really news when a producer of late night sketch shows that have been on since the dawn of time wins an award that no one outside of the industry cares about.

It is news, however, when her date for the evening is none other than the Batfleck.

Witnesses who attended the ceremony said that Ben was in attendance as Lindsay's date, but he did his best not to upstage her.

Yes, though he's no stranger to giving acceptance speeches himself, this award cycle has seen Ben assuming a supporting role.

Ben Affleck at Premiere

He was on hand when his brother, Casey Affleck, won the Oscar for Best Actor back in February, and last night, he showed his support while Lindsay took home the prize for Outstanding Achievement In We're Legally Obligated to Give Lorne Michaels One of These Every Year.

Interestingly, it was right after the Oscars that Ben checked into rehab, so this was probably his first sober award show.

Good for him.

Of course, we'd be lying if we said we weren't a little disappointed by the fact that he didn't get drunk and go off on Sean Spicer backstage, but we'll get over it.

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Born
Birthplace
Berkeley, California
Full Name
Benjamin Géza Affleck-Boldt