SNL’s Lindsay Shookus’ dating history: Ben Affleck’s ex previously linked to Jon Hamm, Chris Noth
All eyes are on 'Saturday Night Live' producer Lindsay Shookus after she was spotted hanging out with Jennifer Lopez's ex Alex Rodriguez in New York over the weekend. Shookus has been linked with several famous figures in the past.
It's worth noting that Rodriguez and Shookus have an interconnected dating past. From 2017 to 2019, Shookus was in an on-and-off relationship with Ben Affleck, who recently rekindled his romance with Rodriguez's former fiancee Lopez. Shookus, 41, and 45-year-old Rodriguez were spotted sitting next to one another outdoors at a Hamptons party purportedly for Shookus' birthday, per a video obtained by Page Six. A rep for Rodriguez, however, told the outlet that the two are not romantically involved and that they have been "friends for 15 years."
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Shookus and Lopez, 51, also know each other. The two were spotted in December 2019 having dinner with the 'SNL' cast as well as Rodriguez, who was still engaged to Lopez at the time. Shookus parted ways with Affleck for the second time in April 2019. According to ET, a source claimed at the time that their split was due to their busy schedules and that they still had "a lot of love for each other."
Lindsay Shookus' dating history
Shookus and Affleck went public with their relationship in July 2017, after having split from her husband, 'Late Night With Seth Meyers' producer Kevin Miller, a few years ago. At the time, Page Six reported how Affleck was not the first Hollywood star Shookus had dated.
"In addition to Affleck, Shookus has previously been linked to Jon Hamm, who has hosted three times and made six guest appearances on 'SNL,'" the outlet reported, citing multiple sources. That same year, a New York Post's gossip column also cited an anonymous source who had seen Shookus and the 'Mad Men' star, 50, "looking cozy at a Kanye West concert at Madison Square Garden last September."
However, Hamm's rep denied the romance. They told the Post that while Hamm knew Shookus from 'SNL', they hadn't dated. "They are not friends, they are acquaintances," the rep added.
Speaking to Page Six, one 'SNL' source said there were rumors that Shookus had also dated Chris Noth, 66, of 'Sex and the City' fame. While several reports claim Affleck and Shookus weren't dating until both were separated, some major outlets -- including Page Six, People, and Us Weekly -- have cited sources insisting the pair started their relationship long before ending their respective marriages.
A Hollywood source reportedly told the Post that Lopez had even confronted Shookus about the alleged affair after discovering texts between her and Affleck, but that the producer "refused to stop" the relationship.
Lopez allegedly also spoke to Shookus' husband about what was going on between their spouses. "Kevin had an inkling [about the affair], but there was a lot he did not know," the Hollywood source told Page Six. On July 8, 2017, Us Weekly reported that Shookus had actually left her husband to be with Affleck.