It seems like leaving rehab meant a fresh start for Ben Affleck, which now seems to have included breaking up with his much-younger Playboy model fling Shauna Sexton. On Oct. 9, reports revealed that Ben is allegedly single again, and he’s taking this time to focus on his family and staying sober.
Just a few days earlier, Ben took to Instagram to share with fans that he had just completed 40 days in an alcohol addiction treatment center. While he never expects the battle to end, he said that he’s going to keep fighting for his sobriety.
According to Radar, the duo decided to stop seeing each other just days after Ben left treatment and whisked her away to a romantic retreat in Montana, to a home he actually co-owns with ex-wife Jennifer Garner. Shauna is known to party, but she seemed to be respectful of Ben’s sobriety, since she visited him multiple times in rehab.
The split was nothing personal, according to People. Ben just needs to focus on more important things than dating right now. “He enjoyed being with her but is working on himself, and being together with her at this time is not something that works,” the source said. “He will date in the future, but for now his focus is on his sobriety, family, and his next project.” But to be fair, Ben’s bestie Matt Damon couldn’t “stand” Shauna, and Jen pushed him to dump her as well.
It didn’t take long for fans to start hoping Ben would get back with Jen, who stood by him through his struggles for years, and even brought him to rehab. They still remain close because they have kids together. However, the former couple just finalized their divorce on Oct. 4, so fans shouldn’t hold their breath. We wish them both the best in this difficult time.