Father-of-three Ryan, who has been married for 12 years, took centre stage on Wednesday night at the RNC with a powerful speech attacking Obama, just weeks after he was thrust to the top of American politics weeks ago.
At the end of the long, hot Wisconsin summer in 1988, Ryan left his home town of Janesville for Miami University, described by the Pulitzer prize-winning poet Robert Frost as the 'the most beautiful college there is'.
She was the ultimate boho poster girl back in the day and she revisited her roots for the LA premiere of The Lost City Of Z earlier this year.
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"Ben has been on five times and has met Lindsay while hosting the show.
It is early on in the relationship but they are very happy together." According to the source, the two began dating sometime after Affleck and Garner split in June 2015.
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"He always will be -- that to him is paramount in his life. Even when [he and Jennifer] separated two years ago, there were so many people who wanted them to get back together but they knew that they would move on." "Ben and Jen are both young, they won't close the door on dating," the source added.
But rising above everything that he did was a sense of duty that he should not waste this opportunity to succeed.
He had been first to discover his father's lifeless body in bed after a heart attack just two years earlier - an experience that affected him profoundly.
"It puts Ben at ease knowing that Lindsay understands who he is.
They have kept their relationship very low key and private." Despite the excitement of his new relationship, Affleck is still fully focused on the three children he shares with Garner, daughters Violet, 11, and Seraphina, 8, and son Sam, 5.