Wife of Michael Vartan, Star of Alias and Bates Motel, Files For Divorce
If you've been wooed by Michael Vartan — in films and TV shows like Alias, Never Been Kissed, Hawthorne, and Bates Motel — you may be interested to know the 45-year-old actor is back on the market.
As E! Onlinereports, Michael's wife of three years, Lauren Vartan (née Skaar), filed for divorce on July 11, having separated from him on April 5. The real estate agent cites "irreconcilable differences" as the cause.
Michael first gained fame as Drew Barrymore's love interest in the 1999 rom-com Never Been Kissed — yes, as the one who gives her character her first kiss.
But it wasn't until 2001 that the French-American actor scored a major part — in the ABC spy drama Alias opposite Jennifer Garner. He played Vaughn, the CIA officer who serves as the handler for double agent Sydney Bristow, Jennifer's character, with whom he eventually falls in love
And life imitated art, as Michael and Jennifer enjoyed an off-screen romance, too — dating between 2003 and 2004.
Post-Alias, Michael held a regular role in the TNT medical drama Hawthorne and starred opposite Zoe Saldana in the action flick Colombiana. He most recently recurred on A&E's Psycho-based drama Bates Motel.
He and Lauren met each other at a Whole Foods parking lot in 2009, got engaged in 2010, and married in 2011. It was the first marriage for both, and they have no children.
Hope the breakup is an amicable one and that both parties move forward easily!