David Duchovny and Tea Leoni on 12/14/05. Credit: Juan Rico/Fame Pictures
The National Enquirer is set to report that David Duchovny didn’t go to sex rehab for an Internet porn addiction, as has been rumored, he went because he was plain cheating on his wife, as everyone assumed from the start. The Enquirer says that he got busted and instead of getting his ass handed to him his wife Tea Leoni told him he could go to rehab as a last ditch effort to save their marriage of 11 years.
David Duchovny cheated on his wife for years before finally entering a rehab clinic for sex addiction according to a US magazine.
The X Files star allegedly agreed to seek treatment after heartbroken Tea Leoni discovered his indiscretions and threatened to divorce him.
‘He said Tea gave him an ultimatum: Get treatment or our marriage is over,’ a source is quoted as telling the National Enquirer.
‘She felt it was ruining their marriage and affecting their kids.’
The actor has been married to the Deep Impact actress for 11 years, and the couple have a daughter, Madelaine West, nine, and a six-year-old son, Kyd.
According to the source, Duchovny has admitted that he is compulsively driven to be unfaithful and finds it impossible to turn down the legions of women who offer themselves to him.
Leoni is said to have grown suspicious of her husband’s behaviour in recent months and after questioning him on a number of occasions, the 48-year-old finally admitted that he had been cheating on her.
Duchovny checked into The Meadows facility in Arizona last week and is currently completing a 35 day course. His wife has been to visit him at the centre several times.
Duchovny with his co-star Gillian Anderson at The X-Files movie premiere earlier this year
‘Tea drove to The Meadows every day during the four days she was in town,’ the source is quoting as saying.
Although they are still very much in love, the pair’s marriage is though to be hanging by a thread.
In a statement, before his admittance the actor said: ‘I have voluntarily entered a facility for the treatment of sex addiction
[From The Daily Mail]
If the National Enquirer reported it, it’s much more likely to be based on credible sources than some other gossip magazines, and it’s likely to be true. Maybe it was Duchovny’s camp who leaked the ‘net addiction stories in order to make it seem like less of an offense. If your husband was cheating for years would you give him another chance if he sought treatment for it? When there are kids involved, it gets much more complicated I guess. Seems pretty cut and dried to me though.