August 12th, 2014
After a marriage spanning seventeen years, actor David Duchovny and actress Tea Leoni are officially divorcing.
Duchovny, most recently noted for his work on Showtime’s “Californication, “filed documents with New York in June, citing an “irretrievable breakdown of the relationship.” The couple settled their estate themselves, according to TMZ.
Both Duchovny and Leoni reside on the Upper West Side of Manhattan. They have reportedly agreed to joint custody. Leoni will maintain primary custody over their children, Kyd Miller, 12, and Madelaine West, 15, according to the LA Times.
Duchovny, 54, will reportedly pay Leoni $40,000 in spousal support, in addition to $8,333 in child support. It is stated he will be responsible for the majority of other expenses, including summer camp, private schools and college tuition, reported People Magazine.
Duchovny and Leoni first married in 1997 and supposedly parted in 2008. In August 2008, Duchovny sought treatment for sex addiction. Two months later, representatives for both Duchovny and Leoni stated the couple had separated months previous.
At the end of October 2008, Duchovny’s lawyer announced plans to sue British tabloid, The Daily Mail, for running a story that Duchovny allegedly engaged in an affair with Hungarian tennis instructor, Edit Pakay, during his marriage to Leoni, according to TV Guide.
The couple soon reunited until June 2011, when they separated again. In a 2012 interview, Duchovny confirmed he was still married to Leoni, yet they were separated, reported the Inquirer.
Duchovny has an expansive film and television career; he is arguable best known for his work on the 90′s Sci-Fi television show, X-Files. During the show’s nine year run, Duchovny was nominated for dozens of awards and won six, including a Golden Globe in 1997.
Leoni acted in numerous movies including Deep Impact and Spanglish. She is starring in a TV series entitled Madam Secretary that will run on CBS this fall.
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