A small crowd has gathered in front of the Fox theatre on Hollywood Boulevard. Carrying rolled-up copies of Variety magazine and holding up mobile phone cameras, they press their flesh as close to the metal barricade as possible. They are here to see David Duchovny , most famous for the newly resurrected science-fiction drama The X-Files , whose star is being unveiled on the Walk of Fame today. Duchovny is a recovering sex addict and a famously private man. A few hours later, at a nearby hotel, I ask Duchovny if this is true. In his slow, laconic drawl, he says it is.
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It's not easy to come clean from any addiction, but for David Duchovny , the road to recovery has been especially rocky. This week, Duchovny and his wife, Tea Leoni , separated for a second time in their year marriage. Duchovny, 50, and Leoni, 45, have weathered this storm before: In , they spent several months apart after he admitted that he was a sex addict and voluntarily checked himself into a treatment center. He was the first celebrity to own up to sex addiction. Other public figures have sought treatment following sexual indiscretions since then -- golfer Tiger Woods and most recently, former New York Congressman Anthony Weiner , whose wife is reportedly seeking distance from him. But Duchovny still holds the distinction of being the only celebrity to cite sex addiction as his reason for treatment, as opposed to depression, "undisclosed reasons" or any number of other ailments.
Duchovny enters rehab for sex addiction
It's really no surprise that David Duchovny is in rehab for sex addiction, as People reported Thursday. Just look at his filmography: The clues are everywhere, including in the titles. His most recent projects include the second "X-Files" movie "X" as in "X-rated" and Showtime's "Californication" 'nuff said , but even in years past his TV and film work often hinted that something just wasn't right with the guy. Way back in , when no one outside the English departments at Princeton and Yale knew who he was, Duchovny starred in a movie called "Julia Has Two Lovers.
The actor discusses the sci-fi phenomenon that made his name, conspiracy theories and family life. Friends still had a couple of years left — but it was curtains for The X-Files. After nine series and episodes, the longest-running sci-fi show in US TV history was cancelled — and David Duchovny breathed a sigh of relief. Towards the end, rumours emerged of on-set arguments between the two stars. The drama about unexplained phenomena was riven by unexplained personal difficulties.