So weird!! I had totally forgotten about this. Like, entirely. And now I’m kicking myself for forgetting because I was a huge fan of his around this time (Felicity anyone?)
Anywho, this was brought up in an article for Allure, and she divulged the reason why their forgettable marriage soured.
“Oh, he’s a great guy,” the Dallas Buyers Club actress, 41, told the magazine via Just Jared. “We were full-on grown-ups, but looking back I’m aware we did not know what hit us.”
Garner and Foley, now 41, married in October 2000 after meeting on the set of Felicity; Foley starred alongside Keri Russell on the show from 1998 to 2002, and Garner guest-starred in 1998. The two separated in March 2003 and their divorce was finalized in March 2004.
“We didn’t have a shot,” Garner said. “He’s a really good guy, and we just imploded.”
Well that explains it. Boils down to they just weren’t right for each other and Ben Affleck was free…soo… you know.