By Stephen M. Silverman
Updated May 30, 2003 10:00 AM

“Alias” star Jennifer Garner is crediting a trip to Hawaii and a visit to her parents in West Virginia in helping her get through her recent split from her husband, actor Scott Foley.

Speaking to TV’s “Access Hollywood,” the actress, 31, revealed, “I have such great girlfriends, and I was able to go away with them to Hawaii for almost a week, and I went home to my parents in West Virginia for a week, so I had a nice time away.”

In divorce papers filed by Garner in Los Angeles Superior Court on May 9, the actress cited irreconcilable differences but offered no other reason for the breakup.

The papers, do, however, cite the couple’s date of separation as March 23 — the day of the Oscars. That night, Garner (who served as a presenter for the ceremony) showed up without Foley and had a female pal as her date.

On April 1, the couple announced that they had mutually decided to separate.

The couple met in 1998 on the set of “Felicity,” the WB drama in which Foley costarred. They married in 2000, and Garner’s star has been on the rise ever since.

Besides her breakthrough, butt-kicking role as spy Sydney Bristow on ABC’s “Alias,” she was recently seen costarring with Ben Affleck in “Daredevil” and briefly opposite Leonardo DiCaprio in “Catch Me If You Can.”

Foley, meanwhile, starred in the short-lived NBC comedy “A.U.S.A.”

While speaking to “Access Hollywood,” Garner also managed to get in a plug for her new movie, “13 Going on 30.”

“It’s like ‘Big’ in many ways, but it makes me nervous to say that because Tom Hanks was so brilliant, and it’s such an incredible, beautiful movie that to compare myself to him is nerve-racking,” she said.