Jon Hamm might have a new girlfriend. It’s been four years since he and Jennifer Westfeldt broke up after 16 years together yet somehow we’re still not over it. But it looks as though Hamm may be moving on — with Ben Affleck’s ex-girlfriend.
Hamm and Shookus attended the opening night of the Broadway show Derren Brown: Secret on Sunday. According to Us Weekly, the Mad Men star arrived on the red carpet and posed for photos before meeting up with the Saturday Night Live producer inside the theatre. “The two sat next to each other and Jon was right next to the aisle. They weren’t hiding anything!” an eyewitness told Us. “Lindsay and Jon didn’t show much PDA, but there was definitely some flirtatious banter. Lindsay turned her head to talk to Jon before the show, during intermission and after the show. She was always smiling and looked like she was enjoying her conversations with Jon.” According to the source, Hamm got a couple drinks for them while she stayed at their seats. Lindsay “seemed to be a bit distracted” by her phone at times, “but she still made sure to give Jon attention.”
However if you’re looking for more, prepare to be disappointed. For now, at least. Once the show ended, they spent a bit more time together but left separately. Jon attended the reception, while she went on her way. Another insider shot down the rumours, saying that Jon and Lindsay are “just friends and they have been for over a decade.” In fact, it’s not the first time they’ve been seen out and about together. Shookus and Hamm were first linked in 2016, when they were spotted “looking cozy” at a Kanye West concert. But Hamm’s rep told Page Six at the time that “they are not friends; they are acquaintances,” nor have they ever dated. They are simply two people who know each other from SNL, which he has hosted three times.
But a lot has happened in the last few years. Shookus started dating Affleck shortly after those Hamm rumours were cleared up and they went public in July 2017. They broke up a year later but reunited this past February, only to split once more two months later.
Before Affleck, Shookus was married to producer Kevin Miller from 2010 to 2014. Hamm and Westfeldt were together from 1997 to 2015 but never married. Perhaps Lindsay and Jon are strictly platonic and it was simply two pals attending a show together. Or maybe, now that a few years have passed, they’re getting to know one another in a more romantic way. With these two, we might not ever know because unlike Ben and Lindsay, she and Jon might keep things more low-profile.