David Duchovny has entered a rehabilitation center for sex addiction, his lawyer, Stanton "Larry" Stein, tells PEOPLE exclusively.
"I have voluntarily entered a facility for the treatment of sex addiction," the actor says in an exclusive statement. "I ask for respect and privacy for my wife and children as we deal with this situation as a family."
Duchovny, 48, has been married to actress Téa Leoni since 1997. They have two children, daughter Madelaine West, 9, and son Kyd, 6.
Isn’t every man a sex addict? I guess you’re an addict when your sex drive starts ruining your life. If you have it controlled to the point where you are not wasting a lot of time and money pursuing it, if it is not interfering with your attempt to lead an honorable life, then you are not an addict.
I remember my therapist once asked me if I thought I was a sex addict. I said no, because I don’t allow my sex drive to run my life. I don’t spend hours a day stroking it.
Duchovny stars in the raunchy Showtime series Californiacation. Tag line: "A writer tries to juggle his career, his relationship with his daughter and his ex-girlfriend, as well as his appetite for beautiful women"