Gillian Anderson, David Duchovny Dating Rumors True or Just Wishful Thinking?

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Few who witnessed the chemistry between David Duchovny and Gillian Anderson on the X-Files can deny the idea of the alien-fighting duo getting together hasn't crossed their minds now that Duchovny's divorce from Téa Leoni is final.

But are rumors of them together now true?

Duchovny and Leoni have been on-again, off-again for the last six years. The couple were married in 1997 but split amidst Duchovny's sexual addiction struggles that led the Aquarius actor to enter rehab in 2008.

They reunited, split again in 2011 and finally divorced quietly in June.

Immediately following the divorce, rumors emerged that Duchovny, 54, and Anderson, 46, were dating, but Duchovny denied the two were involved.

Neither Duchovny nor Anderson has confirmed any romantic ties, but witnesses allegedly saw Anderson leaving Duchovny’s apartment a few weeks ago.

Anderson has conceded that the alien-fighting co-stars have thought about a relationship, but any opportunity to unite may have slipped away.

“Well now that it is over I can tell you… No. It’s a nice idea, but it’s not going to happen," Anderson told HuffPostLive. "I think we know each other too well, we know each other better than our spouses at any time when we may have had spouses. There is an attraction… maybe even more than a [friend] attraction… but anyways.”

Anderson herself is very quick to open up about her private life. In March, she revealed that she is bi-sexual, but has denied anything more than a great friendship between herself and the Californication star.

Duchovny and his ex-wife will share legal custody of their 12-year-old son, Kyd Miller, and 15-year-old daughter, Madelaine West, although they will reside with the 48-year-old actress. Duchovny's financial responsibiliies include $40K per month in spousal support and more than $8K per month in child support, as well as other expenses including summer camp, private school and college.

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