Inside Ben Affleck, Lindsay Shookus’ PDA-Filled Emmys 2017 Night

Lindsay Shookus and Ben Affleck attend the HBO's Official 2017 Emmy After Party at The Plaza at the Pacific Design Center on September 17, 2017 in Los Angeles, California.
Lindsay Shookus and Ben Affleck attend the HBO's Official 2017 Emmy After Party at The Plaza at the Pacific Design Center on September 17, 2017 in Los Angeles, California. Jeff Kravitz/FilmMagic

Making the rounds! Ben Affleck and his girlfriend, Saturday Night Live producer Lindsay Shookus, made it a date night at the 2017 Emmy Awards in L.A. on Sunday, September 17.

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As previously reported, Affleck, 45, was on hand at the Microsoft Theater as SNL won in the Outstanding Variety Sketch Series category.

Producers Erin Doyle, Lindsay Shookus, Lorne Michaels, Steve Higgins, and Erik Kenward, winners of Outstanding Variety/Sketch Series for 'Saturday Night Live,' pose in the press room during the 69th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards at Microsoft Theater on September 17, 2017 in Los Angeles, California.
Producers Erin Doyle, Lindsay Shookus, Lorne Michaels, Steve Higgins, and Erik Kenward, winners of Outstanding Variety/Sketch Series for ‘Saturday Night Live,’ pose in the press room during the 69th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards at Microsoft Theater on September 17, 2017 in Los Angeles, California. J. Merritt/Getty Images

“He jumped up and cheered when SNL won,” an onlooker told Us Weekly. “He’s sitting with all of SNL in the center of the theater. He’s clearly her plus-one.”

Following the win, the couple mingled with the crowd — including Jimmy Kimmel, Louis C.K. and Tina Fey — and celebrated at both the HBO party and Governors Ball.

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“Ben was very animated and more in his zone,” an eyewitness tells Us of the Justice League star at the HBO bash. “He was making everyone laugh and Lindsay had her arm around his shoulder.”

“Lindsay asked a guy to take a photo of the group on her phone,” the source adds. “Lindsay smiled at Ben and put her hand over his shoulder.”

Jeff Garlin, Charissa Thompson, Larry David, Lindsay Shookus and Ben Affleck attend the HBO's Official 2017 Emmy After Party at The Plaza at the Pacific Design Center on September 17, 2017 in Los Angeles, California.
Jeff Garlin, Charissa Thompson, Larry David, Lindsay Shookus and Ben Affleck attend the HBO’s Official 2017 Emmy After Party at The Plaza at the Pacific Design Center on September 17, 2017 in Los Angeles, California. Jeff Kravitz/FilmMagic

The couple sat next to Curb Your Enthusiasm’s Larry David and Jeff Garlin. At one point, two women walked over and asked Affleck to take photos with them.

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Affleck and Shookus, 37, then caught up with some of the SNL cast at the Governors Ball. “He was doting on her, running [his hand on] her back and smiling,” an onlooker tells Us. He later led her into the Emmy trophy engraving area.

A source previously told Us that Shookus and Affleck — who shares Violet, 11, Seraphina, 8, and Samuel, 5, with ex-wife Jennifer Garner — began dating in April. A second insider, however, counters that they began hooking up three years ago. 

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