AceShowbiz - Has Ben Affleck found a new love in his life? The former Batman depicter was photographed getting dinner with Laurene Powell Jobs on Tuesday, October 1 at a Los Angeles restaurant.
In some photos taken from the night outing, the Oscar winner was seen heading out of swanky eatery Giorgio Baldi with Laurene, who was married to Apple creator Steve Jobs before his death in 2011. The 47-year-old dressed in blue jeans, a black T-shirt and a leather jacket. Meanwhile, Laurene opted for a black dress and a gray cardigan.
According to multiple reports, the pair had their dinner and chatted together inside the Italian restaurant for almost 3 hours. They allegedly went back home separately at the end of the night.
Despite the outing, a source seemingly claims that it was a friendly dinner. "They have been friends for a long time," the source reveals to PEOPLE. The "Gone Girl" actor and Laurene have been working together on Ben's non-profit organization Eastern Congo Initiative since 2010. The 55-year-old philanthropist and business woman was an early investor in the initiative, which provides grants and international advocacy for community-building initiatives in the Democratic Republic of Congo.
Interestingly, Ben's ex-wife Jennifer Garner was spotted grabbing meals at the same restaurant with her boyfriend just a few weeks ago.
Ben has been keeping his private life low in the past few months. The Oscar winner has been focusing on spending a quality time together with his three children, Violet, Seraphina and Samuel, whom he shares with Jennifer, as he celebrated one year of sobriety in August.
A source previously shared that Ben's "in a great place both in his recovery and life." The insider went on saying, "He is very open about how challenging it is for him and works on his sobriety daily. Ben thinks of alcoholism as a disease - you shouldn't be ashamed of a disease."
As for Laurene, she was reportedley quietly dating Eleven Madison Park celebrity chef Daniel Humm.