Fans want to believe.
Gillian Anderson is dating her former "X-Files" co-star David Duchovny, if you trust the site Celebritydirtylaundry.com.
They have a source who says Duchovny and Anderson have been in a serious relationship for awhile now, so serious that she and her kids are living with the "Californication" star.
They also bring up an interview she did a few weeks ago with the UK Sunday Times Magazine where she massively hedges when asked about her love life. Here is the excerpt the website cites:
I ask if she has a partner at the moment. Her answer is peculiar.“Um…yes…umm…umm…” There is a long pause. “Say yes,” she stutters finally.
Is this one we know about, I say, the father of the two youngest children, or a new one? “Umm, no, no… why do you ask me?” she counters.
To add fuel to the fire, Anderson also confirmed this week that she split with her long-term boyfriend and father of her two children, Mark Griffiths.
Duchovny's rep for one isn't having it. When asked by the site Celebuzz.com if the two are an item, he replied: "It is not true."
Duchovny is actually still married. He and wife Tea Leoni separated in 2008 right around the time he checked himself into a rehab facility for sex addiction, soon reconciled, but then split again in June of this year, according to Leoni's rep.
So for the first time in years, both Duchovny and Anderson are not romantically involved with others, a website says they are indeed together, but his rep says they surely are not.
The coincidences are too much for many "X-Files" fans, who are all very pro-union.
"If this were true (I want to believe!), this would totally make up for them not pushing through with X-Files 3," one wrote on the Comments section of a popular entertainment site, while another chimed in: "This is the best thing ever, i'm going to have a seizure if this is true, errrmagerd." (Hope that commenter is okay.)
Fox411 called Anderson's rep to clear things up, but they're not commenting on the matter.
So is it wishful thinking on the part of 'X Files' fans, or has life finally imitated art?
The truth is out there. It's just complicated.