Jennifer Garner and Scott Foley's marriage meltdown has been voted the most shocking split of 2003.

The ALIAS beauty and Foley shocked fans when they announced the end of their seemingly happy union in the spring (03), less than three years after they took their trip down the aisle.

Rumours almost immediately began to circulate that Garner had been having an affair with her Alias co-star Michael Vartan.

Foley insists, "Nobody else was involved. Jennifer became a huge celebrity.

"Just because you decide it's best not to be married doesn't mean you hate each other."

Months after the pair separated, Garner's representative confirmed that the actress and Vartan "recently started dating".

The split was such a surprise, it topped a poll by America's IN TOUCH magazine - beating out the likes of Halle Berry and Eric Benet and LIZA MINNELLI and David Gest.

The full top 10 is as follows:

1. JENNIFER GARNER + SCOTT FOLEY

2. HALLE BERRY + ERIC BENET

3. Uma Thurman + Ethan Hawke

4. Jude Law + Sadie Frost

5. Sharon Stone + Phil Bronstein

6. Liza Minnelli + DAVID GEST

7. Kim Cattrall + MARK LEVINSON

8. Ricki Lake + ROB SUSSMAN

9. Cynthia Nixon + Danny Mozes

10. LANCE + KRISTIN ARMSTRONG

05/12/2003 09:06