Ben Affleck: Lindsay Shookus Is My Sobriety Coach!

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Even though they haven't announced it, it looks as though Ben Affleck and Lindsay Shookus are officially back together.

In a way, it seems like a foregone conclusion, as these two always felt like a good match.

Ben Affleck, Lindsay Shookus

But in another way, this reunion was a major long shot.

After all, Ben has been through a lot in the months since he and Lindsay parted ways the first time.

Yes, Affleck banged a Playboy model for a while, but that's to be expected when someone who used to play Batman is newly single.

Ben and Shookus

If Christian Bale ever gets divorced, they're just gonna have to close off the Mansion for a month to let him make up for lost time.

Anyway, the biggest change that Ben underwent had to do with his sobriety.

At the behest of his ex-wife, Jennifer Garner, Affleck checked into rehab for the third time last year.

The Affleck

While it's unclear what sort of relationship Garner and Shookus have, it looks like two of the most important women in Ben's life joined forces to help the Oscar winner stay sober.

According to a new report from Page Six, Lindsay functions as a sort of "sobriety coach" for Ben these days.

Not only does she abstain in his presence, she even goes so far as to make sure no one else imbibes around Ben.

Ben Affleck and a Fan

“Lindsay doesn’t drink around Ben,” a source tells the outlet.

“She isn’t keeping alcohol in her home.”

The insider says Lindsay and Ben have been steering clear of SNL after-parties (she's a producer on the show), which are known to be boozy affairs.

“She is like his sober coach,” says the source.

Ben Affleck Winks

Lindsay reportedly joined Ben at the premiere of his new film, Triple Frontier, where she ran interference between her boo and the open bar.

"She made sure to not have any alcohol near him,” said one onlooker.

“And she was making sure other people weren’t drinking around him.”

So what do Ben and Lindsay sip on now that Affleck is six months sober?

Ben Affleck Looks Pissed

“They drink coffee a lot — she encourages that instead of alcohol," says the insider.

Sounds like a much safer choice.

But don't get Ben loaded up on espresso and then ask him about the Robert Kraft sex trafficking scandal.

Dude gets all worked up over the Patriots.

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Berkeley, California
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Benjamin Géza Affleck-Boldt