An insider says that Affleck is "really happy" with Shookus and loves spending time with her.
"The fact that they have gone public with their relationship and can do normal things is a huge relief," the source added. "They are enjoying hanging out and doing everyday things like going to get coffee or out to dinner. He thinks she is very witty and charming and loves her company."
The insider explained that Ben "has felt very alone for a long time," and therefore, "having someone and a new relationship is exciting."