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Jennifer Garner Sends Sweet Birthday Wishes to Ex Michael Vartan in Heartwarming Instagram Post

Jennifer Garner wishes ex-boyfriend Michael Vartan happy birthday in a sweet Instagram post. The 13 Going on 30 costars dated in the early 2000s after meeting on set. The actress shared a throwback photo of Vartan and herself on the set of the 2004 film.
Garner, 49, wrote a heartfelt message to the Alias alum, 52, in the caption. She said, 'I always knew this guy to be a true gentleman and a brilliant actor. He didn't say no to my two daughters and me straggling him to a local ice cream shop.'
The Elektra star added, 'I've shared a few decades with you, friend. You've created a family, a career, and a life that makes us all proud. The love you and Shannon have for each other is a sight to behold.'
Garner and Vartan dated in 2003 but called it quits the following year. The former couple remained friends after their split. Vartan, for his part, married Lauren Skaar in 2011 but they split in 2014.
The actor tied the knot with his wife, Lauren, in 2018. Garner, for her part, was previously married to Ben Affleck, with whom she shares three children. The former couple finalized their divorce in 2018.
Vartan, 53, and Garner starred together in the action-packed TV series Alias from 2001 to 2006. The Texas native opened up about his time on the show and his relationship with Garner in a 2017 interview.
The Big Shots alum told Us Weekly at the time, 'I was single and I was living in a house in Venice Beach. We had such a great time. We were kids. It was a great show and I was lucky to be a part of it.'
Garner, for her part, has been dating John Miller since 2018. She and the CaliGroup CEO called it quits in August 2020. Despite their split, a source exclusively told Us that the pair are 'still friends'.