And when I say “possibly” dating, I mean like it was sourced by one unnamed person to a rumor site and blown up all out of proportion. But I (old-school “X-Files” fan) digress…
OMG DAVID DUCHOVNY AND GILLIAN ANDERSON MIGHT BE HAVING AN AFFAIR OMG OMG !!!11!!!1
This rumor, which I’m sure has nothing to do with other rumors of a possible 3rd “X-Files” movie, started on the site “Celeb Dirty Laundry,” in a post with the subtle title “Report: Gillian Anderson Living With Lover David Duchovny”:
“Gillian Anderson isn’t wasting any time. Just as news breaks that she’s split from her boyfriend of six years, Mark Griffiths, CDL has learned that she’s living with her X Files co-star David Duchovny in Los Angeles. A source exclusively told CDL that David and Gillian have been in a serious relationship for some time now and she and her children are shacking up with the Californication actor.”
At this point, I need to backtrack and mention how completely rabid and obsessive (I mean this in the best possible sense) the Mulder/Scully “Shippers” are, even after so many years after “X-Files” went off the air. Think “Twilight” shippers, cubed. Fans have not only desperately wanted to see the “X-Files” characters as an item for all eternity, but also hoped that maybe some of it would “rub off” (so to speak) on the actual actors. Which, as far as I know, was never the case; by all reports when the show was in production, Duchovny and Anderson were at best friendly collegues, at worst somewhat annoyed with each other as co-workers are wont to do.
BUT COULD IT BE THAT DREAMS REALLY DO COME TRUE????!!!
Not a lot of hard data here to back this up, unfortunately, unless one of them ’fesses to it or a pap takes a snapshot of the duo canoodling K-Stew/Rupert Sanders style. But, as I mentioned before, I was a hardcore “X-Files” fan back in the day, soooo: