Access Hollywood announces that Californication and X-Files star David Duchovny and his wife, Hollywood star Tea Leoni have decided to separate. This is not the first time they have been separated.
On Tuesday evening a spokesman for actor David Duchovny confirmed to Access Hollywood that he and his wife split. The news was first reported by TMZ. According to the representative, the two have not decided whether they should file for a divorce or not. As you may know, this is not the first time that Leoni and Duchovny have split. The first time was in 2008, when he decided to enter a rehab program for his sex addiction.
In October 2008, the representative for the actor not only confirmed that the couple has separated, but also said that this happened several months before the rumours started appearing. “In light of continuous speculation over the lives and marriage of Tea Leoni and David Duchovny, the couple has confirmed that they have in fact been separated for several months.” He also added that the actors wanted to keep their separation private for family reasons: “The couple had hoped to keep this separation private for the sake of their children.” The press rumored that Tea had began dating Oscar-winning actor Billy Bob Thornton and the time. According to a source cited by the Daily Mail, Tea was seen many times in the company of Billy Bob Thornton and “she even helped him load and unload his truck”.
Eventually, they got back together. But it appears that the problems didn’t end when they decided to give their marriage another chance. Now, they separate again.
David Duchovni, 50, married Tea Leoni, 45, in 1997. They have two children together: a daughter, Madelaine West, who is 12 years old, and a son, Kyd, who is 9 years old.