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David Duchovny Enters Rehab For Sex Addiction

David Duchovny Enters Rehab For Sex Addiction

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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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Can anyone ELSE say “Publicity stunt for the new season of Californication”?

I remember reading a Playgirl article where he admitted he was addicted to sex. Don’t know why now he’s seeking treatment for it. I imagine it got to be too much for Tea. I never knew what he saw in her anyways, but to each his own.

I’d Eff him!

Gross. Beyond gross. Humiliating for his wife and kids. Go away dood and don’t surface again.

Sex addiction is widely misunderstood. It is when you use sex essentially as a drug, to escape; when you need validation from another person so bad that you put yourself in situations where you abandon your spiritual self, your dignity, just to get the attention, and that attention itself reacts in your brain like a drug, and makes everything alright in the world. It’s when you become dishonest just to get that attention. There are many chemicals released in the brain during sex, fantasizing about sex, fantasizing about another person that will ‘save’ us, etc. Most sex addicts are in fact love addicts underneath. They crave REAL intimacy (whcih requires enduring a certain amount of discomfort because you cannot have real intimacy if you are not honest) but have let cheap substitutes take the place of honest relationships because it is ‘easier.’ But the addiction is progressive. Like many other addictions. What started off as just escaping with images every now and then evolves into massage parlors, strange hook-ups, etc. It does not really happen fast most of the time. it takes years. But the person finds themselves in positions they really do not want to be in. Low self worth, that needs to be constantly combatted by attention or acting out, is generally part of the problem, and teh dishonesty that goes with the addiction gives it fuel. It fuels itself, and needs more sex and ‘love’ to function. Most sex and love addicts hide a big part of themselves, can be very fun and outgoing, but lonely inside. Any type of person can be a sex and love addict. Most treatment involves slowly building an abiding sense of self worth by telling the truth, doing one right action after another, to recognize the damage done, and work the 12 steps of recovery which demand that you find a higher power soyou can connect with your spiritual self, and become accountable to a sponsor and to your brothers and sisters in the program (YES, there are many women in the program) and work the same steps that work for other addictions.

Sex and love addiction is tricky, because like food to the food addict, sex is something that you have to do on a regular basis to be healthy, BUT, contrary to what I see written here, it is VERY MUCH curable. I am a sex and love addict myself, and have seen much recovery, and I have seen people on the cutting edge of courage, being 100% engaged and involved in the human experience.

I have NEVER seen any media portrayal of a sex and love addict meeting that was remotely accurate of what goes on inside.

David Duchovny is brave to go in to treatment, and yes, he was probably in a pickle, got busted one too many times, and this was his only way out, but if he hangs around long enough and is open adn willing, he will grow more than he can imagine, because as smart as he is, he has been anesthetizing himself, probably hiding his own vulnerability, and when he connects to everything that is him, including the fear inside of him, he will know the blessing of recovery.

is he not the voice behind the pedigree commercials?………horny dog

Um, I’m not surprised by this. I was watching some of the blooper reels for the X-files, and every few minutes he’s making some (sometimes embarrassingly graphic) sex joke. There was one take where he wrapped a belt around Mitch Pelligi’s neck and road him from behind. For some reason it struck me that he might have trouble with sex as intimacy, or intimacy in general.
Which, whatever, I like David, and whatever it is it’s deeply personal.
But, why make an announcement like this?
Who would ever find out if he didn’t say anything?

Oh, and #80, Jordan. Thanks for that, those comments about it being fun or a good thing are annoying. Sex in the way that sex addicts have it, I imagine is pretty horrible for all involved.

i think it is sad in a way and i don’t know how serious a sex addiction is or what it means. i mean it can easily be seen as a poor excuse to dodge responsibility for your actions. it has been no secret that david has been known to have slept with anything that moved before he was married, that he has a huge po rn collection, and that even in his movies and projects he enjoys picking characters that will in some way or another have to deal with sexual behaviors that may seem a little be out of the ordinary. he was also the one who gave Mulder a p orn addiction in x-files if i remember correctly.

maybe these are all signs the sex is really a strong part of his lifestyle in a way that is unhealty. who knows…im not sure how i feel about this “addiction” in terms of it really being beyond someone’s control.

now if this is indeed something that just is out of your control like a gambler, alcoholic, drug addict might have to deal with i really sympathize for him and his family. i just hope it isn’t jus a cop out for something bigger. a new source says he was not cheating on his wife but that he is addiced to po rn and chat rooms. honestly i doubt that he hasn’t cheated on her. and i do feel really bad for tea :(

i also believe that going public with this was probably not something he’d WANTED to do (WHO WOULD????) but that he did it because the tabloids would or probably issued stories of this and really made a mess of it in a way that would of really been hurtul to his family. i think he did it more to protect them and his privacy by stating the fact and ASKING for respect on the personal matter.

so as #22 and others might of stated, i’m sure had he not said anything, this story would of come out ANYWAY and would of probably been a lot worst for his family’s sake and reputation and all of that. it’s bad enough checking yourself into rehab for whatever reason, imagine the whole world publishing more crap about it in such spitefuly hurtful ways that you have no control nor would you have the emotional strenght to want to deal with lies about something already difficult to have to deal with.

he probably new some smuck in rehab would sell who knows what to tabloids about him being there and decided to make the public statement himself. i think that took a lot of courage.

and i do hope he gets the help he needs to get to the rooth of the problem for his and his family’s sake. i hope his kids do not suffer too badly from this…kids can be very cruel.

wow!!! this story almost plays out like his role in “trust the man” . .the guy checks himself in for a sex addiction after cheating on his wife . .which i hope he did not do in real life!

I ABSOLUTELY LOVE DAVID!!!. but i have to admit that if you look back and some of his films and characters, he had some over-sexed theme going on . .hmmmmm . . .method actor possibly? i just hope he and his family can get through this.

I’m sorry. I used to be a huge David Duchovny’s fan, but I don’t know know what to say about this… He’s turned into such a weirdo. Poor Tea. This must be pretty embarrassing for her.

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