Ben Affleck and Lindsay Shookus are not planning a â€śshotgun weddingâ€ť in Hawaii, despite a report falsely claiming the couple is getting married because sheâ€™s â€śexpecting.â€ť Gossip Cop can debunk the bogus premise. Thereâ€™s simply no truth to it.
According to RadarOnline, the â€śSaturday Night Liveâ€ť producer is pregnant and planning to walk down the aisle with her boyfriend before the end of the summer. An alleged insider tells the blog that the pair chose Hawaii for their wedding because they â€śhad great time thereâ€ť earlier this year while he was filming the Netflix movie Triple Frontier. â€śBenâ€™s talking luau, leis and Hawaiian shirts,â€ť adds the outletâ€™s supposed source. â€śHeâ€™s already asked Jen [Garner] to watch the kids while heâ€™s away.â€ť
A source close to Shookus, however, tells Gossip Cop on the condition of anonymity that the siteâ€™s article is simply â€śnot true.â€ť Just last month, â€śEntertainment Tonightâ€ť reported that Affleck â€śisnâ€™t ready to proposeâ€ť to Shookus and â€śand has no plans to get engaged anytime soon.â€ť The reliable celebrity news show further noted that the coupleâ€™s relationship is going strong, but the actor â€śwants to take things slow for the sake of his sobriety.â€ť
Additionally, Shookus was spotted drinking while on a double date with Affleck and her parents just two weeks ago. If the TV producer were actually expecting a baby, itâ€™s highly unlikely sheâ€™d be enjoying alcohol. Regardless, the two donâ€™t have a â€śshotgun weddingâ€ť in the works, let alone an impending engagement. Itâ€™s also worth noting, Shookus is spending the summer in Los Angeles with Affleck, but they primarily live on different coasts and sheâ€™ll have to move back to New York City when the new season of â€śSNLâ€ť begins this fall.
Gossip Cop frequently catches RadarOnline making up lies about the actor and producerâ€™s relationship. Last December, we called out the blog for falsely claiming that Affleck had dumped Shookus to try and win back Garner. That bogus premise obviously never panned out. In September of last year, the unreliable outlet also insisted that Shookus had a â€śbaby bump.â€ť Itâ€™s been more than nine months since that article was published and no baby has arrived.
Itâ€™s abundantly clear that the blog has zero insight into Affleck and Shookusâ€™ personal life. This is made even more obvious by the siteâ€™s habit of printing conflicting scenarios about their romance. Should there be any actual new developments in the coupleâ€™s relationship, Gossip Cop will report it. For now, thereâ€™s no engagement or baby on the horizon.
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Warner, Kara, and Dana Rose Falcone. â€śBen Affleck and Lindsay Shookus Are Spending the Summer in L.A. ‘Doing Normal Couple Things’.â€ť People, 2 July 2018.
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