Alex Rodriguez was just seen hanging out with his ex-fiancée’s new boyfriend’s ex-girlfriend. Do you follow? Let me break it down for you.
Once upon a time, Ben Affleck dated Saturday Night Live producer Lindsay Shookus. The pair broke up in 2019. Meanwhile, Alex Rodriguez was dating Jennifer Lopez before they called off their engagement earlier this year. And now, a newly-single Jennifer Lopez is seeing Ben Affleck, whom she was engaged to in the early-aughts. Their reconciliation has been the talk of the internet for weeks.
Here’s where the plot thickens…slightly. Rodriguez and Shookus were just spotted hanging out together; according to Page Six, he was attending her birthday party in the Hamptons. That being said, Rodriguez’s rep tells People he’s been friends with Shookus “for 15 years” and “there is nothing there [romantically] at all.” A rep echoed this to Page Six, saying, “There is absolutely zero there.”
People previously reported that Alex Rodriguez is allegedly “not thrilled” Jennifer Lopez reunited with Ben Affleck. “It definitely hurt his ego,” a source said, adding, “[Alex] was under the impression that he and Jennifer would go on as friends, but he is acting so needy that Jennifer cut him off. Jennifer seems very happy. She tried for a long time to get her relationship with Alex to work. She feels good that she decided to break it off. She just doesn’t trust him and didn’t want to waste any more time.”
As for Lopez’s relationship with Affleck, a source told E! Online, “She wants to give it a shot with Ben. They never really had closure and she has always wondered what could have been. The timing was never right and they were in different places until now.” A insider also told People, “Jennifer is still very excited about how things are going with Ben.”