Tea Leoni; David Duchovny

Téa Leoni released a statement Wednesday acknowledging that she and husband David Duchovny have been separated in recent months.

"In light of continuous speculation over the lives and marriage of Téa Leoni and David Duchovny, the couple has confirmed that they have in fact been separated for several months," the statement says. "The couple had hoped to keep this separation private for the sake of their children." Leoni's PR firm confirmed the comments to TVGuide.com.

Duchovny entered rehab for sex addiction in late August, and completed his treatment in October. He and Leoni have been married since 1997 and have a daughter, age 9 and son, age 6, together.

Given the circumstances, it's not the couple's separation that seems surprising, but their ability to keep it under wraps this long. Will they be able to patch things up?