If this is how David Duchovny and Téa Leoni behave during a separation, we can’t wait for the second honeymoon!
In the Dec. 15 issue of Star — on sale now! — we report that, despite the couple’s announced separation, they recently brought their two young children to a Tasti D-Lite store on Manhattan’s Upper East Side — and their PDA left no doubt about the love they still feel for each other.
“They were holding hands, and at one point, I saw David rub Téa’s back,” an eyewitness tells Star. “They seemed incredibly loving.”
Residents of their new Manhattan neighborhood will be seeing plenty of David and Téa acting like a couple of love-struck teenagers. Star has also learned that the duo have bought a $7.5 million, four-floor maisonette with its own entrance in a large building in the East Seventies — and are subletting an apartment together in the same building while they complete another $5 million in renovations! The “exes” plan to move into their new apartment late this month.
“Right now, they’re just keeping things quiet and working on their relationship,” says a friend of David and Téa. “They’re giving it another go because they really do love each other deeply.”
Can you blame the woman?
David Duchovny, who recently left rehab for sex addiction, and wife Téa Leoni released a statement Wednesday saying they have been separated for some time.
“In light of continuous speculation over the lives and marriage of Tea Leoni and David Duchovny, the couple has confirmed that they have in fact been separated for several months,” the statement says. “The couple had hoped to keep this separation private for the sake of their children.”
Duchovny, 48, has been married to actress Leoni since 1997. They have two children, daughter Madelaine West, 9, and son Kyd, 6.
The actor voluntarily entered rehab last summer “for the treatment of sex addiction,” he said in a statement issued in August.
Earlier this month, Duchnovny had “successfully completed the rehab program,” his lawyer said. Duchovny was then spotted with Leoni at the Czech Street Festival in Manhattan.
The separation statement was released by reps Annett Wolf and Evelyn Karamanos.