In a move that will probably shock no one, actors David Duchovny and Tea Leoni are divorcing. Duchovny and Leoni have been in an on-again-off-again marriage for 17-years, and now the couple has made it official.
According to TMZ, the papers were filed in June with “an irretrievable breakdown” cited as the cause for the end of their marriage. Californication actor Duchovny has two children with ex Tea Leoni, Kyd Miller, 12, and Madelaine West, 15, and the couple will share custody of the two children.
It’s expected that Leoni will have primary physical custody, and Duchovny will pay the actress $8,000 a month in child support in addition to $40,000 a month. He will also be held responsible for educational funds as well. According to TMZ, Duchovny started the process on the divorce papers back in June, and now it’s finally official.
When the actors first met, David Duchovny was already a bonafide star from The X-Files TV series. The actor played Fox Mulder, one-half of a power FBI team. His partner in crime was actress Gillian Anderson, who played Agent Dana Scully.
It’s not a huge surprise that the two are divorcing. The couple has split twice since marrying in 1997. The first split in 2008 lead the actor to seek treatment for sex addiction. The pair called it quits again in 2011 before quickly reconciling.
Duchovny had a professional relationship with Gillian Anderson, and for years, you couldn’t deny the fantastic chemistry between the two actors. In fact, since the pair completed the sequel to the 1998 The X-Files’ film, the two have been tangled in rumors that they were secretly dating while David was having problems with wife Tea Leoni. Adding to the rumors, Anderson said in an interview with Huffington Post that they had a “mutual attraction for each other.”
That’s not all. It was also rumored that The X-Files stars shared an apartment on the Upper West Side in Manhattan. Despite all of these rumors, Anderson told HuffPost Live’s Ricky Camilleri that the speculation was just that.
“Now that it’s over, I can tell you: no. It’s a nice idea, but it’s not going to happen. I think we know each other too well. I think we probably know each other better than we know our spouses at any time that we might have had spouses.”
The actress continued:
“There might even be more than an attraction, but it’s not going to happen. And it’s that frisson that has made it interesting in the series and continues to make it interesting.”
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