Matt Damon goes to dinner with Ben Affleck's ex Lindsay Shookus

Matt Damon is still friendly with close pal Ben Affleck's ex-girlfriend, Saturday Night Live producer Lindsay Shookus.

On Tuesday night, Damon and Shookus were spotted leaving an SNL dinner at Lattanzi restaurant in New York City. Damon was all smiles, dressed casually in jeans and a jacket, while Shookus looked chic in a plaid coat, black dress, dotted tights and boots.

This isn't the first time the two have seen one another since Shookus' split from Affleck in August after a year of dating. They worked together in September, when Damon made a surprise appearance on SNL to play Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh.

Matt Damon was spotted with Ben Affleck's ex, Saturday Night Live producer Lindsay Shookus, as they leave a SNL power dinner at Lattanzi Restaurant in New York.
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In September, a source told ET that 46-year-old Affleck was no longer in touch with 38-year-old Shookus. After their split, Affleck began dating 22-year-old Playboy model Shauna Sexton and underwent more than a month in rehab.

"Despite Lindsay being a great partner for Ben, she is out of the picture," the source said. "She has a child and career and in no way could have been expected to be there 24/7."

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Ben Affleck, left, and Lindsay Shookus pose in the audience at the 69th Primetime Emmy Awards on Sunday, Sept. 17, 2017, at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles. (Photo by John Salangsang/Invision for the Television Academy/AP Images)
EXCLUSIVE - Lindsay Shookus, winner of outstanding variety/sketch series for "Saturday Night Live", right, and Ben Affleck attend the 69th Primetime Emmy Awards on Sunday, Sept. 17, 2017, at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles. (Photo by Eric Jamison/Invision for the Television Academy/AP Images)
NEW YORK, NY - JANUARY 21: Ben Affleck and Lindsay Shookus enjoy coffee while holding hands on January 21, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by Gotham/GC Images)
NEW YORK, NY - JANUARY 21: Ben Affleck and Lindsay Shookus enjoy coffee while holding hands on January 21, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by Gotham/GC Images)
NEW YORK, NY - JANUARY 21: Ben Affleck and Lindsay Shookus enjoy coffee while holding hands on January 21, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by Gotham/GC Images)
NEW YORK, NY - JANUARY 22: Lindsay Shookus is seen in the Upper West Side on January 22, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by Gotham/GC Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - JANUARY 05: Ben Affleck and Lindsay Shookus are seen on January 05, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by BG004/Bauer-Griffin/GC Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - JANUARY 05: Ben Affleck and Lindsay Shookus are seen on January 05, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by BG004/Bauer-Griffin/GC Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - NOVEMBER 25: Ben Affleck and Lindsay Shookus are seen on November 25, 2017 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by BG004/Bauer-Griffin/GC Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - NOVEMBER 25: Lindsay Shookus and Ben Affleck are seen on November 25, 2017 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by BG004/Bauer-Griffin/GC Images)
NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 17: Ben Affleck and Lindsay Shookus are seen on November 17, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Robert Kamau/GC Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - SEPTEMBER 17: (L-R) 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. (Photo by Jeff Kravitz/FilmMagic)
NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 10: Ben Affleck and girlfriend Lindsay Shookus step out for dinner in Manhattan on September 10, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Robert Kamau/GC Images)
NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 10: Ben Affleck and girlfriend Lindsay Shookus step out for dinner in Manhattan on September 10, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Robert Kamau/GC Images)
NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 10: Ben Affleck and Lindsay Shookus attend the 2017 US Open Tennis Championships at Arthur Ashe Stadium on September 10, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Jackson Lee/WireImage)
NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 10: Ben Affleck (L) and Lindsay Shookus are seen in the Upper West Side on September 10, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Gotham/GC Images)
NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 10: Ben Affleck and Lindsay Shookus attend the 2017 US Open Tennis Championships at Arthur Ashe Stadium on September 10, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Jackson Lee/WireImage)
NEW YORK - JULY 19: Ben Affleck and Lindsay Shookus are seen leaving the Ritz-Carlton Hotel in Mid-Town Manhattan on July 19, 2017 in New York, New York. (Photo by Josiah Kamau/BuzzFoto via Getty Images)
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A month earlier, a source told ET that Shookus wanted Affleck to go to rehab before their breakup.

"Ben had been drinking and Lindsay was encouraging him to stop," the source said. "At that point, he still didn't seem to feel he had a real problem. Sadly, he spiraled very quickly, and Lindsay felt helpless."

"Lindsay wanted Ben to go to rehab, but had trouble getting him there," the source continued. "He didn't want to be controlled and ended things with Lindsay."

As for Affleck's relationship with 48-year-old Damon, a source told ET in September that Damon's support has been crucial to Affleck during such a difficult time.

"When Matt and Ben were young, they loved to party together and have fun, but as soon as Matt realized Ben had issues with substance abuse, he made sure he wouldn't enable him,” the source said. "Matt stopped drinking with Ben because in no way does he want to support another downward spiral. Matt is a very loyal, stable and grounded friend who only wants success and happiness for Ben.” 

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Matt Damon and Ben Affleck stand arm in arm at the premiere of Good Will Hunting. Both co-scripted and starred in the movie. (Photo by Mitchell Gerber/Corbis/VCG via Getty Images)
Actor Ben Affleck and actor Matt Damon attend the 55th Annual Golden Globe Awards on January 18, 1998 at Beverly Hilton Hotel in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Ron Galella, Ltd./WireImage)
Matt Damon and Ben Affleck (Photo by Jim Smeal/WireImage)
LOS ANGELES, CA - MARCH 21: Actors Matt Damon and Ben Affleck attend The 71st Annual Academy Awards - Arrivals on March 21, 1999 at the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Ron Davis/Getty Images)
Matt Damon and Ben Affleck during The 72nd Annual Academy Awards - Vanity Fair Party at Morton's in Los Angeles, California, United States. (Photo by Jeff Kravitz/FilmMagic, Inc)
Ben Affleck & Matt Damon during Project Greenlight Announces Top Three Finalists at Galaxy Theatre in Hollywood, California, United States. (Photo by J. Vespa/WireImage)
Ben Affleck and Matt Damon during 2003 Park City - Project Greenlight/Express Party at Harry O's at Harry O's in Park City, Utah, United States. (Photo by Dimitrios Kambouris/WireImage)
HOLLYWOOD - JULY 13: Actors Ben Affleck (left) and Matt Damon (right) attend the announcement of the winners of this year's Project Greenlight on July 13, 2004 at The Highlands, in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Carlo Allegri/Getty Images)
Matt Damon and Ben Affleck during 'Feast' World Premiere at Brenden Theaters at The Palms Hotel and Casino Resort in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Denise Truscello/WireImage)
TORONTO, ON - SEPTEMBER 09: Actors Ben Affleck and Matt Damon attend the OneXOne Gala at the Four Seasons Performance Centre on Sept. 9, 2007 in Toronto, Ontario. (Photo by George Pimentel/WireImage)
LAS VEGAS - JULY 02: Actors Ben Affleck (L) and Matt Damon arrive at the Ante Up for Africa celebrity poker tournament at the Rio Hotel & Casino July 2, 2009 in Las Vegas, Nevada. Proceeds from the event will benefit survivors of the humanitarian crisis in Darfur, Sudan. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - JANUARY 14: Matt Damon and Ben Affleck during the 16th annual Critics' Choice Movie Awards at the Hollywood Palladium on January 14, 2011 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Christopher Polk/Getty Images for VH1)
Actor Ben Affleck presents Matt Damon with his award at the 24th Annual American Cinematheque Award presentation to Matt Damon, held at the Beverly Hilton Hotel. (Photo by Frank Trapper/Corbis via Getty Images)
SANTA BARBARA, CA - JANUARY 25: Actors Ben Affleck and Matt Damon attend the Modern Master Award presented To Ben Affleck at the 28th Santa Barbara International Film Festival on January 25, 2013 in Santa Barbara, California. (Photo by Ray Mickshaw/WireImage)
HOLLYWOOD, CA - NOVEMBER 07: Actors Matt Damon and Ben Affleck attend the 'Project Greenlight' event at Boulevard3 on November 7, 2014 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Jason LaVeris/FilmMagic)
HOLLYWOOD, CA - JANUARY 09: Actors Matt Damon (L) and Ben Affleck arrive at the Premiere Of Warner Bros. Pictures' 'Live By Night' at TCL Chinese Theatre on January 9, 2017 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images)
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