Who Is Shauna Sexton? What We Know About Ben Affleck’s Rumored New Love Interest
It looks like Ben Affleck may have a new lady in his life.
In August 2018, rumors began to swirl that the actor and his girlfriend of more than a year, Lindsay Shookus, had called it quits after he was spotted out on a date with a woman named Shauna Sexton. Affleck and Shookus were last photographed with one another while vacationing in Puerto Rico in July 2018. However, they have not been seen together since and after his night out with Sexton, the Saturday Night Live producer deleted her Instagram account.
There have been some reports that Shookus decided not to move to Los Angeles as previously planned and things with her and the Justice League star are basically over, which is why he went out with Sexton.
Here’s what we know about Affleck’s new love interest.
Their first date
The Oscar winner and Sexton were first seen out together having dinner on Aug. 16, at Nobu in Malibu, California. Affleck was looking casual in dark jeans, a green shirt, and a navy-blue jacket while Sexton was wearing a nude-colored dress with black sandals.
“Ben seemed like he was in a somber mood … He comes in from time to time. Ben came in with a big team. He had bodyguards all around. He sat outside with Shauna, and they got a lot of food,” an insider told Us Weekly.
The two were spotted again a few days later grabbing a bit to eat at a fast food restaurant before heading back to Affleck’s home.
She’s Playboy’s Miss May 2018
Sexton was born on Jan. 20, 1996, in Virginia Beach, Virginia. Her father served in the Navy and she has three siblings named Tabetha, Luke, and Raven.
Sexton has been featured in Playboy and in May 2018 was named Playmate of the Month. However, posing for the publication is not her primary career, in fact, she doesn’t even consider herself a model.
“I don’t classify myself as a model,” she admitted. “It’s so cliché nowadays for people to say, ‘I’m a model.’ I need to have some sort of backup plan. Modeling is my plan B. If it takes off, I’d be stoked. You’re only outwardly pretty for so long!”
Sexton also works as a vet tech
Sexton works full-time as a veterinary technician at Veterinary Specialty and Emergency Center in Thousand Oaks, California.
“I’m good at working under pressure. I started in this field when I was about 16,” she explained. “After my first experience in surgery, I realized working fast-paced and under pressure is for me. Whatever requires me to move quickly and freely is intriguing. I love surgery more than anything.”
From time to time she’ll post some success stories of the animals she cared for on her social media accounts.
What she wants in a man
There’s no telling if Sexton and Affleck will become serious in the future but she knows exactly what she wants in a man.
“Humor is so important,” she said. “I need someone who can keep up with my sarcasm or it’s just not going to work.”