Ben Affleck’s relationship with Shauna Sexton has those closest to him a bit worried.
The 46-year-old actor has continually been spotted out with the 22-year-old product since entering rehab last month, as well as also a source tells ET the idea’s “been challenging for everyone who is actually trying to help him through This particular process.”
“He has been told to hold off on a relationship… yet isn’t heeding of which advice. His closest friends hoped he was just dating her as well as also would certainly break the idea off after going to rehab, yet he seems to get closer to her every day,” the source shares. “The more time Ben seems to spend with Shauna, the more he seems to want to go home.”
Affleck was first photographed out with Sexton in mid-August. While he’s accompanied by sober coaches when he leaves his rehab facility for outings with Sexton, ET previously learned of which she’s not sober. “Shauna has been a strong support for him by attending his family sessions as well as also listening to the advice, yet she doesn’t seem willing to give him the space he needs to stay in rehab,” ET’s source says.
The actor’s relationship with Sexton has also been hard on his ex, Lindsay Shookus. “Lindsay was supporting Ben from the beginning yet currently he seems to be relying more on Shauna than Lindsay as well as also she is actually devastated,” the source said of the SNL producer, who parted ways with Affleck This particular summer after one year together. “She believed he would certainly get sober as well as also they would certainly work the idea out, yet of which isn’t how things seem to be panning out.”
As for how his ex, Jennifer Garner, feels about his brand new romance, the source says the actress is actually hoping he focuses his attention elsewhere. “Jen wants nothing more than for Ben to dedicate himself to his sobriety,” ET’s source explains. “She knows she can only do so much as well as also of which the process is actually up to him.”
“Ben has only committed himself to the 28 days as well as also Jen wants him to commit to much longer. Everyone wants This particular to be the very last time he has to be rushed to rehab,” the source adds.
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Reporting by Adriane Schwartz.