After getting divorced from X-Files star David Duchovny last August, Téa Leoni is moving on to another man in the form of her Madam Secretary co-star Tim Daly.
The new couple is taking their on-screen romance to off-screen, the actress revealed in the new issue of Us Weekly. A source tells us that the couple’s chemistry on set “is electrifying.” The 48-year-old actress met the 58-year-old actor earlier this summer on the set of their latest series where they play husband and wife.
Back in September, Daly was enthusiastic about his co-star in an interview with Collider. “We get along really, really well,” Daly said. “We have a really good time. I’ve gotten along with plenty of people, but the chemistry sucked. And I’ve hated people where the chemistry is great. It’s much better if you get along and the chemistry is good. That’s perfect.”
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In the interview, the actor also revealed that he and Leoni went to the same Vermont high school, albeit years apart. “She’s a person, like me and like a lot of people who have gone to that school…who can be perfectly happy sleeping in a wet sleeping bag on a stone floor, or staying in a fancy hotel.”
Madam Secretary is a political drama series that currently airs on the CBS. On the show, Leoni plays Elizabeth McCord, a former CIA analyst who now works for the United States Secretary of State. Daly plays Lenoi’s husband, an ethics professor who had a strong past as an NSA spy and a pilot for the Marine Corps.
Leoni was married to David Duchovny for 17 years before the divorced was finalized just four months ago. Daly has two kids and was married to actress Amy Van Nostrand until 2010. Leoni and Daly’s reps were unable to respond to requests for comment.