Jennifer Garner Reportedly Knew Ben Affleck Was Involved With His 'New' GF Years Ago

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Cheating allegations haunted Ben Affleck and Jennifer Garner's marriage long before their 2015 separation, but the high-profile couple still worked hard to lead a relatively low-profile private life. Now insiders say that Jennifer confronted Ben's girlfriend Lindsay Shookus about their affair years ago.

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US is reporting the bombshell news, with sources close to the couple telling the tabloid that Ben and Lindsay's romance is far from "new." In fact, they've been involved romantically for so long that Jennifer, who shares three children with the actor, personally asked Lindsay to end things with her husband. 

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"Lindsay said she'd only stop if Ben asked her to," claims the loose-lipped source. This was, apparently, the straw that broke the camel's back for Jen.

Lindsay -- a Saturday Night Live producer -- was also married to work colleague Kevin Miller at the time the affair with Ben allegedly began.

"They were not casually dating -- they were having a full-blown affair," says an Us insider. "They were sleeping together, sending each other cute texts, and meeting up whenever they could."

This all feels muy escandalo given how lovely Ben and Jen seemed to get along when they took a July 4 family vacation to the Caribbean. Even by the standards of keeping things amicable for the kids, we have to give Jen credit for maintaining such a level head about the situation. Because if this was our soon-to-be-ex-husband, it would have us like...

Perhaps we could take a few pointers on patience and forgiveness from Jen. Then again, if we could mix in a little bit of Waiting to Exhale revenge realness, it would help us sleep a lot better at night. But to each her own.

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