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David Duchovny Enters Rehab For Sex Addiction

David Duchovny Enters Rehab For Sex Addiction


Californication star David Duchovny is currently at a rehabilitation center for sex addiction.

“I have voluntarily entered a facility for the treatment of sex addiction,” the former X-Files star’s lawyer Stanton “Larry” Stein tells People. “I ask for respect and privacy for my wife and children as we deal with this situation as a family.”

Duchovny, 48, has been married to actress Téa Leoni for over 10 years and have two children together–daughter Madelaine, 9, and son Kyd, 6.

The Californication premiere of season two is set for September 28, 2008. Duchovny plays womanizing writer Hank Moody on the Showtime series.

Back in May, Best Life reported, “There was the time [Duchovny] confessed to a reporter about his fascination with hotel porn (‘I like to watch other people —k’ was the exact quote) and rumors swirled that he was a sex addict.”

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    Is this a joke?

  • argi


  • alexanderina

    WTF!! Did he cheats her Tea?

  • mslewis

    There have been rumors that he slept with anything he could find while filming that cable series he’s in. I didn’t believe it until now!!

    What exactly do they do in sex rehab to get you un-sexed??

  • levett

    lol this is funny i love it!

  • essie

    he sounds sorta proud of it too :x

  • beverly

    this is just….amazing…Im speechless

  • Jean Fontaine

    This has to be a publicity stunt.

  • me

    I feel sorry for his wife.

  • donna martin

    This is sort of surprising. Before he was married rumors swirled that he would sleep with almost anything that moved. I wonder if he was cheating on his wife? How do they cure someone’s craving for sex?

  • dirk

    His wife can’t complain that he ignored her in the sack.

  • African Girl

    This is a Joke, right? Seriously…this has got to be a joke. :(

  • sari

    What the fuckery? I don’t like this. Also, he looks like my old piano instructor.

  • FroFro

    So I guess the song “David Duchovney..Why Dont You Love Me?” is a bit ironic?

    Seriously though……hes one of my favorite actors. It sucks that he had to make this be public…..weird. I dont know too many guys out there who arent addicted to porn in one way or another though. Strange addiction really. I’d rather just be an alcoholic and get sh!tfaced 24/7.

  • Candi

    oh noooo. I love David Duchovny and am a huge X-Files fan. I have the series on DVD and watch it every day! I can’t believe this, I did NOT see this coming.


    Hope him and his wife work things out, but this is just weird…

  • stellartes

    He kinda strikes me a sex “addict”….Tea is one lucky woman.


    He may not have cheated — it sounds like he’s talking about his po rn addiction. He admitted to this years ago, before he was married, and before he even knew Tea Leoni.

    What I don’t get is why this stuff has to go public? Can’t you go into rehab andnot say what it’s for, I mean, damn.

    They’re pretty brave. because the tabloids are going to just be relentless, ditto the entertainment shows.

  • tallula

    I bet he’s the answer to many blind items. hahaha

  • Mondo Bongo!

    No Comment…. ( I think)

  • letmeeducateyou

    This is not a joke. There are many sex addicts out there that are in complete denial. It’s worse than being a drug addict or alcoholic addict. And, nearly if not completely impossible to cure or control. So here’s what I say to this announcement: Good for him for admitting he has a problem (most sex addicts and antisocials live in complete denial justifying their addiction as merely being human or male). Sadly, though, he will not be cured as this illness can only be managed. But at least he has the balls (no pun intended) to ADMIT to it!

  • Sarita

    This is so embarasing for his wife, I can’t even imagine.

  • remember da truth

    He wants privacy but he makes this announcement? No one would have known he was in rehab if he’d kept his mouth shut. He could have done this quietly and spared the humiliation for his family.

    What a schmuck. And not for having an addiction and doing something about it, but for not being respectful of his family. It’s one thing to love the fame and attention so much you announce you are a drug/alcohol addict and are going to rehab. But this is embarrassing for other people, too.

  • the shiznack

    Ha! In the X-Files, Mulder was obsessed with pornography too

  • village

    Well duh. This was so freakin’ obvious. It was written all over the bags under Tea’s eyes.

    I can’t believe he went for help.

    Good luck, Tea.

  • victoria

    AGREE NUMBER # 22…. Who would have known had he opened his big sexed mouth to a reporter? I also agree with the others that this was a joke of some kind, and almost laughed myself silly out of the chair. But then I thought why would a star of his calliber start a rumor like this or have someone create a media stunt like this? For what purpose? …………. This could have been handled alot more discreetly. I feel sorry now, for Tia and their children and the teasing that is almost envitably going to follow this ordeal…… NOW, maybe the paparazzi’s will leave them alone for some peace and let them heal.

  • amanda ironic. Did anyone ever see the movie “Trust The Man”… David Duchovony is in it and oddly enough–he plays a husband who has an affair and then decide he is going to attend a group dedicated to..what do ya know? SEX ADDICTS…. art imitating life, how bout that.
    it is good movie though if you haven’t seen it.

  • Jess

    Why should be any more ashamed than an alcohol or drug addict? The press would start rumours anyway so he might as well get it out in the open and then move on.

  • fyi2

    CLINIQUA @ 08/28/2008 at 9:55 pm

    You are so right. This has been known for years. It must have gotten worse. His new TV show is pretty sleazy and may have caused him to amp up his activity. Michael Douglas was treated for sex addiction and also Halle Berry’s ex. Charlie Sheen is also said to be this way.

    I don’t know that I would have told this but I imagine the Nat Enq since they buy medical info had the story and is about to print it.

    I hope I am wrong but I doubt the marriage will survive.

  • passing Through

    ROTFLMAO! Ahhhhh….I see the years of rumors about DD’s little problem have finally caught up with him. I’m just shocked to hear he’s finally admitted to having a problem keeping it in his pants…

  • omg

    What the fuckery? I don’t like this. Also, he looks like my old piano instructor.


    LMFAO HAHAHAHAHAHHAHA Im pissing myself laughing at this comment right now *runs to the bathroom*

  • ashley

    Definitely TMI – I wonder if this means he’s a serial cheater or “just” a prn addict. Neither is a good thing. But we haven’t seen Tea with him for a while, now we know why. Kind of creepy that he resembles his character on “Californication” a little too much.

  • so true lol

    He wants privacy but he makes this announcement? No one would have known he was in rehab if he’d kept his mouth shut.


  • what the *uck

    jared, why the hell did u get rid of my comment

  • required

    gay sex tape in 3… 2…1…

  • Fussy

    With all the money the porno business makes I am sure he is not the only one who enjoys watching people have sex. Maybe he was watching porn round the clock?

  • DANA

    A joke. The joke is on the tabloid press and they fell for it.

    Ahem, Jared. That means you,

    No way this completely uber educated upperclass PRIVATE couple would suddenly begin issuing press releases after12 years of silence. No way.

  • Liz

    Dana, you are an idiot.

    This couple is as far from private as you can get. I think their main topic of conversation in every interview is sex.

    And, so what if he is educated? There is probably something really scandalous about to come out and he made a preemptive strike.

  • mandy

    Oh God seriously? I don’t think a shrink or rehab can help you tame down your sex addiction! Anyways why the hell would you say this to the whole world? Damn.

  • peach

    What a time we live in!! It’s embarrassing to go to rehab for sex addiction and it’s Ok to go to rehab for drugs.

    He should have kept this private. Or lied about what he was going for.

  • seagrass

    ha ha ha…. this used to be called a mid-life crisis.

  • NUMSy


    I still love him….. whats wrong w wanting sex all the time, I see nothing wrong w it :P

  • Jill

    I can’t see why in the world he went public with this, unless he figured he’d beat the National Enquirer to it.

    I feel sorry for Tea and the kids.

  • blue

    WTF, TMI

  • kim

    @ 20

    I agree with your comments about how society ‘masks’ it to seem normal – even ‘healthy and natural’ when nothing could be further from the truth! It’s great and inspiring that he is coming out of denial and getting help – that has to be a miserable way to life – so dehumanizing for all parties involved. He will get better! Best wishes David!

  • GabriellA

    Wow that’s crazy because he played the role of a married man with a sexual addiction in a film called Trust the Man that I just watched on HBO the other night. Billy Cudrup, Julianne Moore, and frumpy Maggie Gyllenhaal were in it as well. WOW I guess art does imitate life.

  • LIZ is an idiot

    LIZ #37

    You’re so correct. Why, every day, I wake up and there they are!!!


    Where will it end!! So many interviews! So many trips to Robertson to make sure the paps see their every move!! The IVY! Malibu Beach! Every single movie premiere! The wild parties!

    AH HA !The ruse of living far away n the hills and never going to ANY of the places were celebs are seen and photographed FOR 12 YEARS was all a RUSE!

    Ahhhhhhhhhhhhh, but NOW, LIZ is on the scene. Mere behavior and logic must be ignored, we have the mighty wise LIZ!

  • Sexy david

    Some of you are so dumb…I love the “he strikes me as a sex addict” and b.s. comments like that. If it said he checked himself in for OCD, you’d be saying…”he strikes me as an obsessive compulsive type..” Anyway, how smug. What’s ur addiction anyway? Personally, I’d totally do him as a sidenote. Anyway, he obviously got caught because men are as faithful as their options..Bill Maher said it first and he’s right. Time to redefine what’s allowed in a relationship you hetero types….or just keep people cheating behind their partner’s backs as almost always happens in every couple whether you like it or not. What’s the matter with a new partner here and there..if out in the open and done safely.. I say let him fuck!

  • eeennnaaa

    didn’t he play a sex addict in the movie TRUST THE MAN? =)

  • Liz

    LOL, I think I struck a nerve with Dana.

    They don’t have to go to the Ivy. No one cares about them much in the mainstream anyway to stalk them. I’m talking about their interviews where TMI is a foreign concept to them. They like to talk about their sex lives. They are not a private couple.

  • celine

    he did do the show on HBO called RED SHOE DIARY where he was having sooooo much sex!