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Sometimes there are celebrity rumors that seem so good they might just have to be fan fiction, and then sometimes there's a celebrity rumor that really has been fan fiction, and for decades. So we're not even sure how to process the rumor going around that Gillian Anderson and David Duchovny-- a.k.a. Scully and Mulder from the 90s sci-fi series The X-Files-- have started quietly living together, and "have been in a serious relationship for some time now." Yes, Mulder and Scully finally got together, and in real life. You may hold for applause.
The news surfaced at the relatively anonymous site Celebrity Dirty Laundry, so it's hard to know how much truth there is behind it-- it seems entirely possible the source is a major X-Files fan who wanted to see their dream come true. But Anderson and her boyfriend of six years, Mark Griffiths, recently announced they had split, and Duchovny and his wife Tea Leoni separated yet again last year, several years after they split when Duchovny went to rehab for sex addiction. So if Anderson and Duchovny ever are going to get together in real life, the timing is surely right.
Even if you never watched The X-Files back in the day, it was impossible to escape all the speculation about whether Mulder and Scully would ever get together, along with the hopes that Anderson and Duchovny would make it happen in real life. If you need a refresher on the fervent X-Files fan fiction that put the two of them together, here's a decent place to start. And again, none of this is official right now, and its entirely possible neither of them will ever confirm anything. But if Mulder and Scully are photographed out on the town together sometime soon, we will have reason to believe fan fiction has finally come true.
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