Lindsay Shookus went on a date with Jon Hamm: ‘They were smiling the whole time’

Lindsay Shookus leaves event held at the Greenwich hotel in New York
It’s been a minute since we’ve heard from Lindsay Shookus, Ben Affleck’s ex girlfriend. She’s an Emmy winning SNL producer who dated Affleck on the downlow before he was separated and later around the time he was struggling with sobriety, before he went to rehab this last time. She was said to have been a stabilizing force in his life and they had an off-on relationship. In a Page Six write up about Lindsay in 2017, right when she became Affleck’s official, they mentioned that she dated Jon Hamm and Chris Noth around 2016 when she was separated from her husband and on a break from Affleck. She meets a lot of celebrities through her job so that’s not surprising. Anyway Lindsay and Jon were spotted on a date. We know because someone leaked details about how they looked SO happy to People Magazine:

Jon Hamm and Lindsay Shookus sparked dating rumors when they were spotted together at the Broadway premiere of Derren Brown: Secret on Sunday.

Hamm, 48, posed for photographs before entering the theater and joining Shookus, 39, a source tells PEOPLE.

“They sat together on the aisle and looked like they were having a great time,” says the source. “Both raved about the show at intermission, too.”

Adds the insider, “It very much felt like they were on a date. When they were talking to one another, they locked eyes and were smiling the whole time.”

[From People]

Obvious ploy to make ex jealous is obvious. Ten bucks says it’s less than a month before Lindsay and Ben are spotted out together, they hang out and we get occasional updates until just before the holidays when they split again, rinse and repeat. Maybe my gossip mojo isn’t that strong, but the best predictor of future behavior is past behavior. I think I stole that from Dr. Phil. Anyway I don’t care about any of these people but still find this amusing.

Also Lindsay has a type, right?

If I got to pose with Sesame Street characters (and bone Jon Hamm) this is how I would look.
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  1. Eliza says:

    Those three men are well known to be great partners and gentlemen… um yeaah. Well she knows how to pick them.

  2. whatWHAT? says:

    Funny, I read a different write up and that one made it sound like they just happened to be at the same place at the same time, and they ARE friends, and they sat together, but that it was obvious they weren’t on a date.

    and boy does she ever have a two-face (Seinfeld version, that is). sometimes I think she looks so pretty and other times…um…not so much.

    • Esmom says:

      In the photo with the muppets, she looks the best I’ve probably seen.

    • lucy2 says:

      Agree about the Seinfeld reference!

    • Cara says:

      Perfect reference! I love it.
      She might be fun, smart and witty, but it’s still surprising the men she can lasso.
      She obviously has a super impressive game.

    • carol says:

      She does have a two-face! I would like these two to happen. I think they would make a great couple. He seems like a downer who needs someone to prop him up and she seems to like “fixing” or “helping” guys. Plus, they can keep each other laughing. What’s not to like?

    • kgeo says:

      LOL. I have a two-face! I was thinking that one pic with the muppets is the only time I’ve seen her look good. Maybe she’s prettier in motion. I take horrible pictures, but love videos of myself. (That came out very wrong, but it is what it is.)

  3. Lala11_7 says:

    She has………………………………………………………………………………………………………

    A type…………..

  4. PlainJane says:

    Why, oh why, is she dating men who work to maintain sobriety?

    Co-dependent much?

  5. jbyrdku says:

    I just don’t get the appeal of her. Nothing wrong with her, per se. I just don’t find her particularly attractive and she has a track record of being super shady in relationships, so why…

  6. bobafelty says:

    She likes big drunks and she cannot lie
    those sober boys can’t deny
    that when a guy walks in with a sh*t-eating grin
    and holding a big glass of gin

    Anyways, she needs to stop dating addicts. Unless that’s the attraction? Or is she also struggling with drinking too much? Why take on men who are a mess?

  7. DaisySharp says:

    Man, Hamm is looking rough these days. I used to think he would make a good match with Aniston, but now…she can do better.

    Edit to add; I still worship his performance in Mad Men and always will.

    • whatWHAT? says:

      the diff in his appearance in the two pics above is striking. the one in the glasses – he looks HAMMERED and/or like he just woke up from being passed out drunk.

      in the gray plaid suit, he looks much better.

    • minx says:

      I loved his Don Draper and I loved his 30 Rock performances as the dumb but gorgeous doctor. But when that stuff about his cruelty during fraternity hazing came out…I can’t look at him the same way anymore.

  8. Valiantly Varnished says:

    So she has a thing for men with drinking problems and inflated egos.

  9. Nicole says:

    Apparently she likes them tall dark and alcoholic. Every girl’s dream.

  10. Kate says:

    I mean…if she is having fun (read: banging hot men w/ no strings) I am a fan of her game

    • Ash says:

      I agree, I’m also a fan of her game. There’s just something about her that I like. Jon Hamm, on the other hand, kind of grosses me out, but to each her own.

  11. Eenie Googles says:

    Can we lay off making fun of alcoholism in the comments?
    Alcoholics tend to congregate when they drink, it’s true. They also tend to befriend each other when sober.

    I’m uncomfortable with all the smugness with regards to addiction in the comments so far.

  12. Layla Beans says:

    Isn’t Chris Noth married?

    • Kebbie says:

      Since 2012 and they had a baby in 2008. It doesn’t say when they dated, but she’s been a producer on SNL since 2008 and she could have had lower level jobs there before that.

      I’m not sure how the timeline works there because I googled it and articles say Noth met his girlfriend in 2002, and I assume that’s when they started dating. Of course we know taken men aren’t necessarily off limits to her.

  13. Fluffy Princess says:

    She’s definitely a drinker or a likes to party–probably fairly hard too. She definitely has a type. Also, she probably knows if the rumors about the Hammaconda are true. 😉

    If you are not a drinker, you literally don’t seek out people like that because — what do you have in common? What is a drinker gonna wanna do? Go out drinking. Have a cocktail before dinner or after or both. Meet up for happy hour, go wine tasting. . . If you are not a drinker, then these activities aren’t on your list of “fun things to do with a date/mate/friend.” So she definitely is.

    • weezle says:

      Hammaconda! Call me a Size Queen…but that’s the only thing that I think of when anyone mentions Mr Hamm. That, and “Hammbone”.

  14. Carolnr says:

    Judging by his appearance &( at a red carpet, no less), Jon looks like he is struggling & not winning his battle with alcohol.
    For someone who claimed to be just fine behind the camera, Lindsay seems to enjoy the spotlight.
    I hope that she is not trying to get Ben back by”showing him what he is missing.” And I hope Ben does not run back to her…he seems to be doing very well w/ his sobriety !

  15. Pixie says:

    I saw Laineygossip write that Lindsay was hitting pretty hard on Charlie Hunnam at a party recently. Honestly, if I was her I would probably be doing the exact same thing, so get yours sis!

    • Valiantly Varnished says:

      Except for the glaring fact that Charlie Hunnam has been in a long term relationship for nearly 15 years.
      Lindsay clearly likes taken men.

      • Pixie says:

        @valiantlyvarnished, oh yikes I didn’t know that. For what it’s worth, I think the flirting was one sided

      • Carolnr says:

        Lindsay probably met Charlie through Ben.
        They were in Triple Frontier together. I think Ben probably took her on location.

      • Nic919 says:

        The Lainey story definitely emphasized how Charlie was not into it, holding his hands behind his back while Lindsay was touching him a lot.

  16. Anna says:

    Yeah, I agree with everyone else…she has a definite type.

    That being said, Jon Hamm IS a very funny actor, so I can at least see how they’d potentially have that in common.

  17. Valerie says:

    I don’t know anything about her but I know for sure that Hamm is gross. The most I can say for him is that he stopped and signed/took pics with fans at The Goldfinch premiere, which was nice.

  18. SM says:

    Lainey also posted a bizarre story about how she was all over Charlie Hunnam, touching him non stop while he was not having any of it. The undertone is that it is ok, because maybe she is just that person that touches people she talks to. But I find it gross and predatory. It is harassment when grandpa Biden does it and it is equally gross when the sexes are reversed.

  19. Savannah says:

    They look like brother and sister.

  20. Loca says:

    At least Lindsay moves on.