Ben Affleck dating Katie Cherry: ‘They’re very into each other’

New couple alert! Ben Affleck is dating musician Katie Cherry a year after finalizing his divorce from Jennifer Garner, a source exclusively tells Us Weekly.

Affleck, 47, met Cherry on the private dating app Raya “a few months ago,” according to the source, and the duo have seen each other on a few occasions since — including the West Hollywood Halloween party at which they were photographed on Saturday, October 26. “They’re very into each other,” the source adds.

A second source, however, tells Us that the relationship “nothing that serious at this time.”

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Ben Affleck and Katie Cherry.Evan Agostini/Invision/AP/Shutterstock; Courtesy Katie Cherry/Facebook

According to her profile on the social network Stage 32, Cherry studied film scoring at Berklee College of Music and is currently working as a film composer in Los Angeles. She has other celebrity connections, too: Tara Reidcalled Cherry her “best friend” in 2017, and Trey Songz follows her on Instagram.

Affleck’s night out with Cherry on Saturday made headlines the following day when he admitted that the party was a “slip” in his sobriety journey. Video from the party shows the Triple Frontier actor apparently intoxicated, stumbling out of the Kimpton La Peer Hotel, losing his balance on the street and grabbing the side of a vehicle to steady himself.

“Well, you know, it happens,” Affleck told reporters outside Garner’s house on Sunday, October 27, in a video published by the Daily Mail. “It’s a slip, but I’m not going to let it derail me.”

For her part, Garner, who separated from Affleck in 2015 before the former couple finalized their divorce in 2018, is “upset” about the slip but is “always supportive,” a source previously told Us. The Argo director also met with his sober coach on Sunday, according to a source.

Before his 2005 wedding to Garner — with whom he shares daughters Violet, 13, and Seraphina, 10, and son Samuel, 7 — Affleck dated Gwyneth Paltrow on and off from 1997 to 2000 and was engaged to Jennifer Lopez from 2002 to 2004.

And following his divorce from the Peppermint actress, Affleck had a brief fling with Playboy model Shauna Sexton and an on-and-off relationship with Saturday Night Live producer Lindsay Shookus.

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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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With reporting by Brody Brown

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