Jennifer Garner Grows Close To Her Ex Amid Ben Affleck Marriage Drama

Jun. 22 2016, Updated 6:16 p.m. ET

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Could Jennifer Garner's reliance on an ex-boyfriend spell trouble for her reconciliation with her husband?

RadarOnline.com has exclusively learned the 43-year-old actress is constantly reaching out to Michael Vartan, who she dated in 2004, for support while she grapples with serious marriage issues with Ben Affleck.

"She's always crying on Michael's shoulder," an insider revealed. And the former couple's closeness hasn't been lost on Affleck, 43.

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"Ben thinks something is going on with her and Michael," noted the insider, "but he doesn't know if it's just manipulative to piss him off or if it's legit they would like to get back together."

Affleck has said that "Jennifer is very careful with her electronic devices," added the insider.

Though it remains to be seen what will happen with Affleck and Garner, one thing is certain: Vartan, 47, who recently split with his wife Lauren Skaar, will always will be firmly on Team Jennifer.

"Jennifer and I were best friends first, during our relationship and after," he has said.

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