Reports that Téa Leoni and David Duchovny have finally decided to throw in the towel and file for divorce surfaced last month, but the Deep Impact actress is not bitter about the end of her marriage.
During an interview with Parade to promote her new CBS show Madam Secretary, the actress revealed that she cannot hate her ex-husband because he gave her their children.
“Listen, David gave me the two greatest gifts on the planet; I don’t know how I could ever hate him. We’ve always loved each other, and we adore these kids,” Leoni said of their two children, daughter Madelaine and son Kyd. “I’m not playing stupid — I understand feelings can get hurt and things can get icky,” she said.
“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.”
And this is one Hollywood couple who tried hard to make their marriage work, despite the problems that they faced. In 2008, the couple first decided to separate and during that time, Duchovny decided to seek help for his sex addiction.
“I have voluntarily entered a facility for the treatment of sex addiction,” the Californication actor said at the time in a statement through his lawyer. “I ask for respect and privacy for my wife and children as we deal with this situation as a family.”
While the couple reconciled, they parted ways again in June of 2011, only to get back together again one month later. But this time it’s the real deal and it’s officially over for the couple.
However, Leoni does have something to be happy about in her life right now because she is excited to be working on her new series Madam Secretary, in which she plays the Secretary of State.
“I put [the script] down thinking, I’ll regret it if I don’t do this,” she told the publication. “She’s a different kind of woman than we’ve ever seen on television or in politics.”