They’re still going strong! On Sept. 16, Ben Affleck‘s Playboy model girlfriend, Shauna Sexton, rolled up to The Canyon rehab facility to visit her recovering beloved — driving in his SUV, no less. ICYMI: The pair only started dating in August, just days before Ben’s estranged wife, Jennifer Garner, staged an intervention for the father of her three children — Violet, 12, Seraphina, 9, and Samuel, 6.
Ever since Ben began focusing on his sobriety, “his relationship with Shauna has gotten way more serious than anyone knows,” an insider revealed to Life & Style. “The circumstances might not seem ideal for starting a new romance, but Ben and Shauna actually think it’s giving them a solid foundation.”
As Life & Style previously reported, Jen is growing more frustrated by Ben’s relationship each day. In fact, she gave her ex strict orders to end things with Shauna before it was too late. The award-winning actress is sure that a 22-year-old whiskey-drinker and partygoer is hardly the influence Ben — who’s struggled with addiction for decades — needs right now. “She told him to dump Shauna or else. It isn’t healthy,” a source formerly revealed.
That said, Shauna has made it clear she’s not going anywhere. Though she denies it, the insider said, “Shauna was pissed that Jen told Ben to stay away from her.” So much so, that the Virginia native gave a message to Ben’s team to pass on to his ex. “She wants Jen to get it through her head that Ben is hers now, she makes him happy — and Jen should just stay out of it.”
Shauna’s message has seemingly done very little to scare off Jen, though, and it sounds like the actress is sticking by her former flame. “After everything they’ve been through, she is going to continue to be there for him when he needs her,” an insider revealed to Us Weekly earlier this month. “No matter the circumstances.”
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