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After 20 years at “SNL,” producer Lindsay Shookus says, she’s leaving to start a new endeavor

Ben Affleck’s ex-girlfriend, Lindsay Shookus has left Saturday Night Live. She worked on the NBC sketch comedy show for 20 years and met her ex-husband Kevin Miller there.



Producer Lindsay Shookus is no longer employed by NBC’s “Saturday Night Live.”

The six-time Emmy Award winner, who is 42 years old, announced her departure from the program on Instagram on Friday.

She captioned a photo of herself on set with a long statement: “After 20 seasons at Saturday Night Live (and 415 live shows – I counted! ), I have decided to trade in the wild late night life and move on from the show.

Shookus went on: “I first entered the company in 2002 as a young child from Buffalo, New York. I knew nothing about it other than the fact that I desperately wanted to be involved in some way. I settled in at SNL and have spent the last 20 years making the most amazing friendships and memories with some incredibly smart and talented people.”

The New Yorker went on to say that she had met her ex-husband and former “SNL” producer Kevin Miller through her employment on the program. Maddie is their daughter.


What could be a better legacy from my time on the program than my wonderful, witty girl who brightens every day?, Shookus pondered.

Shookus declared that she was eager for her upcoming move and intended to spend more time with Maddie. She continued by announcing that she would keep working with her Women Work F#cking Hard organization and the SNL Diversity Scholarship, which she founded in 2020.

The seasoned TV personality also thanked her coworkers and “SNL” founder and executive producer Lorne Michaels.

She added: “Thank you to all the people that pushed, supported, taught, listened, valued and respected me throughout my crazy ride at the show. I will be forever grateful to Lorne for this once in a lifetime opportunity… thank you for your support, encouragement and freedom to bring my voice to this legendary stage.


In her final statement, Shookus said that although she doesn’t “quite know what else the future holds for me,” she is “heading someplace good.”

According to a story from Page Six on Friday, Shookus turned down a job offer from the NBC sketch comedy program, which is now undergoing a makeover in anticipation of its forthcoming 48th season.

Shookus began working in television in 2002 as an executive assistant, and in 2012 he was promoted to producer. As the head of the talent division at “SNL,” she also scheduled hosts and musical guests and hired fresh talent.

Shookus once dated 50-year-old Ben Affleck. When the “Argo” actor hosted “SNL” for the fifth time in 2015, the two got to know one another. The divorce between Affleck and Jennifer Garner, his wife of ten years and age 50, was finalized in 2018.

Affleck and Shookus split in 2018 after going public with their relationship in 2017, just before the actor checked into treatment. Despite getting back together in the beginning of 2019, they parted ways in April.

They will always be in love with one another, the insider continued.


Affleck and Jennifer Lopez, his former fiancée, resumed their relationship in 2021. After two years of dating, the couple called it quits in 2004.

The couple, who wed in a secret ceremony in Las Vegas last month, will remarry this weekend at an extravagant three-day celebration at Affleck’s enormous house in Georgia.