After reuniting earlier this year, Ben Affleck and Lindsay Shookus have split for the second time. According to People, the actor and SNL producer have gone their separate ways due to distance and scheduling.
“She has a kid and an ex-husband and a job in New York and Ben has his family and a job in L.A. and while they love and respect each other they just realized it wasn’t going to work,” a source told People. “They really gave it another solid try.”
Affleck and Shookus’ relationship was first reported in July 2017, three months after Affleck and Jennifer Garner filed for divorce. They broke up a year later, and shortly after Affleck was seen out with 22-year-old Playboy model Shauna Sexton and Shookus deleted her Instagram account.
In March, Shookus was spotted at the premiere of Affleck’s Netflix film Triple Frontieras the two “struck up a friendship again” and were “spending time together.”
Despite the split, the two plan to stay friends. “They will always have love for each other,” the source continued. “His focus is on working on himself, his family and his close relationships.”