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David Duchovny, Tea Leoni divorce finalized after second split

Actors David Duchovny and Tea Leoni attends the 21st A Time For Heroes Celebrity Picnic sponsored by Disney to benefit the Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric Aids Foundation held at Wadsworth Great Lawn on June 13, 2010 in Los Angeles, California.
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David Duchovny and Tea Leoni's marriage is legally over, according to CBS News on Monday. This is the couple's second split. Duchovny and Leoni have reportedly been separated again for over three years, and Duchovny secretly filed for divorce in June.

Duchovny and Leoni married in 1997 and split for the first time 18 months later when Duchovny checked himself into rehab for sex addiction. TMZ reports that the first separation was brief. Despite their reconciliation, the couple's marriage was once again plagued with problems in 2011, causing them to split for a second time.

In 2012, Duchovny publicly announced that he was still married to Leoni but separated. However, in June of this year, the 54-year-old former "X-Files" actor filed for divorce, citing an irretrievable breakdown of their relationship. Apparently, Duchovny and his 48-year-old estranged wife, Leoni, settled the divorce terms on their own.

Duchovny has agreed to pay $40,000 a month in spousal support to his ex-wife and upcoming "Madam Secretary" star, Leoni. According to the divorce terms, Leoni will have primary custody of the couple's two children, Kyd Miller, 12, and Madelaine West, 15. Duchovny will pay over $8000 a month in child support and will be responsible for the children's other expenses.

Duchovny and Leoni reportedly first met during a pre-interview dinner organized by "The Tonight Show with Jay Leno." After only an eight-week courtship, the couple married. At the time, Duchovny was still starring in the popular science fiction series "The X-Files" and, in 2008, he came clean about his sex addiction. Leoni has never spoken publicly about their marital problems, and it's not known exactly what caused the couple's second split.

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