David Duchovny And Tea Leoni Separate For Second Time In 3 Years
Tea Leoni and David Duchovny have separated for a second time. Their nearly fifteen year marriage famously suffered quite a setback in 2008 when the former X-Files star checked himself into sex rehab, but since he returned, there's been surprisingly few tabloid headlines or embarrassing public spats. You never know what's going on behind closed doors though.
According to TMZ, a source close to the couple broke the news but said the pair have not officially thrown in the towel. They're going to take some time apart and then reevaluate to decide whether to divorce or give it another go. I really hope they give it another go.
There are three types of celebrity couples: the stable ones, the unstable ones and the trainwrecks. Obviously, as an outsider, it's difficult to tell with one hundred percent certainty who falls where, but from watching people interact and knowing their back stories, you can usually get a rough idea. Duchovny and Leoni are definitely an unstable couple, but they're still likeable enough together that I'm genuinely saddened by today's news. That's not to say my level of devastation even approaches what I would feel if Tom Hanks and Rita Wilson or William H Macy and Felicity Huffman separated, but I typically root for every marriage to work out, provided it doesn't fall into the trainwreck category. The Roseanne's and Tom Arnold's of the world are just better off not together.
Tea and David have two children together and a slew of happy family memories. I hope this trial separation ends up bringing them closer together, but regardless of what happens, we'll keep you updated.