X-Files star's ex files for expensive divorce

X-Files star's ex files for expensive divorce
"The X Files" stars David Duchovny (left) and Gillian Anderson (right). Duchovny is divorcing his wife, Tea Leoni, after 17 years of marriage.

Is it now becoming ex-files for David Duchovny?

The actor who played a recovering alcoholic in TV drama Californication has divorced his actress wife Téa Leoni.

And it is going to cost the former The X-Files star.

The 53-year-old actor is required to pay US$40,000 (S$50,100) a month to Leoni, 48, plus an additional US$8,333 a month to provide for their two children, daughter Madelaine, 15 and son Kyd, 12, according to the terms of their settlement, reported celebrity news website Radar Online.

The divorce agreement also requires Duchovny to pay for his children's summer camp, extracurricular activities, tutoring, private school, college and medical expenses.

17-year marriage

The support payment is based on Duchovny's US$7.9 million annual salary.

A Manhattan Divorce Court judge signed off on the documents on June 18, about a year after the couple filed for divorce.

The couple, who married in 1997, have had an on-off relationship that has lasted 17 years, reported Britain's Daily Mail.

The marriage started showing cracks when Duchovny checked into rehab for sex addiction in August 2008.

The couple separated twice, in 2008 and 2011.

Any hopes of a reconciliation were put to rest last January when it was reported that the couple had put their three-storey New York City home up for sale for US$9.25 million.

Duchovny, who now lives in a three bedroom condominium unit in New York City's Central Park West, has recently been linked to his X-Files co-star Gillian Anderson.

Leoni was spending much of her time with the children until she decided to return to work, she said at a TV critics' meeting in Los Angeles last month.

The actress will play the US Secretary of State in the CBS political drama Madam Secretary.

This article was first published on August 11, 2014.
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