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Tea Leoni and David Duchovny remain on friendly terms after divorce

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In a recent interview, actress Tea Leoni said she and her ex-husband, David Duchovny, have remained on friendly terms after finalizing their divorce last month as they co-parent their children.

“David gave me the two greatest gifts on the planet,” Tea Leoni, 48, told Parade magazine of the couple’s daughter Madelaine, 15, and son Kyd, 12.

“I don’t know how I could ever hate him. We’ve always loved each other, and we adore these kids.” 

After a rocky few years and at least one of reconciliation, Tea Leoni and David Duchovny, 54, divorced this past August after 17 years as husband and wife.

Tea Leoni and David Duchovny have remained on friendly terms after finalizing their divorce as they co-parent their children

Tea Leoni and David Duchovny have remained on friendly terms after finalizing their divorce as they co-parent their children

In 2008, David Duchovny infamously checked himself into rehab for s** addiction. He and Tea Leoni separated in 2011.

“I’m not playing stupid,” Tea Leoni continued to Parade magazine.

“I understand feelings can get hurt and things can get icky. We’ve had our moments like that. But these kids are too important, and he feels the same way, I know it. He’s a good guy.”

Tea Leoni and David Duchovny share custody of their children. The actress told Parade that Madelaine and Kyd spent “most of the summer” with their dad.

“It’s fun to spend time as this unit that we still are, and it’s easy to communicate about them,” she added.

David Duchovny agreed on the couple’s friendly vibe: “Téa and I had a long time together.”


“We’ll always be connected and there for each other,” the actor told Parade.