Ben Affleck spends 3-hour dinner with Laurene Powell-Jobs, widow of Steve Jobs: report

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Ben Affleck reportedly spent a three-hour dinner this week with Laurene Powell-Jobs, who is the widow of late Apple CEO Steve Jobs. The two enjoyed a lengthy meal at an Italian restaurant in Los Angeles on Tuesday night, according to the Daily Mail.

The two arrived and exited separately, and a Page Six insider describes them as "friends."

Powell-Jobs, who founded the Emerson Collective, is involved in multiple global philanthropy causes, including Affleck's own Eastern Congo Initiative. She's one of two individuals listed as an investor on the charity's website. (Cindy McCain is the other singular investor named; a few larger organizations are also listed.)

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Powell-Jobs dated former Washington, D.C. mayor Adrian Fenty in 2013, according to the Washington Post, but has largely stayed out of the spotlight.

Affleck has been publicly spotted with a handful of women since his 2015 separation from ex-wife Jennifer Garner. He dated "Saturday Night Live" producer Lindsay Shookus on-and-off for several years before calling it quits in spring 2019, and in mid-2018 (during an apparent break from Shookus) he had a brief fling with Playboy model Shauna Sexton.

Powell-Jobs met Steve Jobs in 1989 when he delivered a lecture at Stanford Business School, where she was an MBA student at the time. They would go onto wed in 1991 and welcome three children.

Jobs died in 2011 after a battle with pancreatic cancer.

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“Sometimes when you innovate, you make mistakes. It is best to admit them quickly, and get on with improving your other innovations.”

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"My favorite things in life don’t cost any money. It’s really clear that the most precious resource we all have is time."

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"The people who are crazy enough to think they can change the world are the ones who do."

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"I'm convinced that about half of what separates successful entrepreneurs from the non-successful ones is pure perseverance."

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“I think if you do something and it turns out pretty good, then you should go do something else wonderful, not dwell on it for too long. Just figure out what’s next.”

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“The only way to do great work is to love what you do. If you haven’t found it yet, keep looking. Don’t settle. As with all matters of the heart, you’ll know when you’ve found it.”

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"Have the courage to follow your heart and intuition. They somehow know what you truly want to become. Everything else is secondary.”

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“Sometimes life's going to hit you in the head with a brick. Don't lose faith. I'm convinced that the only thing that kept me going was that I loved what I did.”

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"You can’t connect the dots looking forward; you can only connect them looking backwards. So you have to trust that the dots will somehow connect in your future. You have to trust in something—your gut, destiny, life, karma, whatever. This approach has never let me down, and it has made all the difference in my life."

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"Remembering that you are going to die is the best way I know to avoid the trap of thinking you have something to lose. You are already naked. There is no reason not to follow your heart."

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