Duchovny: Getting Served by His Tennis Instructor?

The truth may be out there about David Duchovny’s reasons for entering sex rehab and subsequent separation from his wife, Tea Leoni, according to the Daily Mail.

The paper reports that Duchovny, 48, may have become romantically involved with his 28-year-old tennis instructor, Edit Pakay.

The Hungarian-born tennis pro, who charges $200 an hour for private lessons, admits to a “very, very close friendship” with Duchovny, whom she characterizes as “a wonderful man” who “is in great shape.” Edit stops short of acknowledging any sexual interaction with the actor.

“I don’t want to say anything that might hurt David,” Pakay says. “I am not going to deny it.”

A blabbermouth buddy of Pakay’s is more forthright.

“This is a love affair,” the pal states. “He told her he was going to leave his wife for her….[t]he physical side of it has been going on for at least six months, probably longer.”

Duchovny and Pakay met last year at the Malibu Racket Club, a members-only establishment situated in Malibu, California.

A spokesman for the actor denies the claims, asserting, “There is no romantic relationship [between Duchovny and Pakay] and never has been.”

So perhaps this whole thing is just a tempest in a teapot. Or, if you prefer, in a teacup.