Ben Affleck seemingly isn’t shookus after his split from Lindsay Shookus — he’s already rumoured to be dating a much younger Playboy model.
The 46-year-old Oscar winner has been spotted out-and-about with 22-year-old model Shauna Sexton. Affleck and Sexton were first spotted this past Thursday on what insiders say appeared to be a first date at Nobu restaurant in Malibu.
The pair were spotted again over the weekend grabbing takeout from fast-food restaurant Jack in the Box in Santa Monica, looking cozy and carefree inside the actor’s Range Rover.
A source told People magazine that Affleck and Sexton are in the early stages of a relationship, and “seem to enjoy getting to know each other.”
One person who isn’t happy about the new couple? Affleck’s ex-girlfriend, “Saturday Night Live” producer, Shookus.
The 38-year-old deleted her Instagram account shortly after photos of Affleck and Sexton surfaced.
Meanwhile, Sexton has taken to social media to fuel rumours of her new relationship.
On one of Sexton’s most recent Instagram posts, one follower commented, “Did heaven send you?” to which the model replied, “No, just Batman.”
Sexton also shared a closeup of herself from her most recent outing with Affleck poking fun of herself while eating french fries and writing, “Finally a quality picture I can get behind.”
The Virginia Beach, Va. native was recently featured in Playboy‘s May issue, after being named Playmate of the Month.
Despite her foray into the modelling world, Sexton told the magazine that her full-time job as a veterinary technician is her main priority.
“I don’t classify myself as a model. It’s so cliché nowadays for people to say, I’m a model,” she said. “I need to have some sort of backup plan. Modelling is my plan B. If it takes off, I’d be stoked. You’re only outwardly pretty for so long!”
Sexton, who prioritizes fitness and wakes up daily to hit the gym at 5 a.m., revealed that her ideal partner is someone who takes care of both his mind and body.
“I want someone who’s able to compromise but doesn’t sell himself short,” she said. “I appreciate people who are the truest forms of themselves and brutally honest about who they are.”
Ask and you shall receive, Shauna!
Sexton’s new beau is one of the biggest names in Hollywood, and along with his high-profile career, Affleck also has a well documented battle with addiction.
Last week Affleck was spotted attending an AA meeting in Hollywood as well as entering an out-patient rehab facility. A source close to the actor says he has always been open about seeking treatment for alcohol and substance abuse issues.
“This is part of his practice and how he maintains his personal health,” the source told US Weekly. “He’s been doing them for months. He’s focused on being there for those in his life.”
While the future is uncertain for Affleck and Sexton, the “Justice League” star is still legally married to actress Jennifer Garner.
The pair, who were together for 10 years and share three children, recently made headlines for failing to provide paperwork to finalize their divorce.