Billy Bob Thornton

Responding to buzz that Téa Leoni's split from David Duchovny stems from an affair she had with Billy Bob Thornton, the actor's rep on Thursday refuted the rumors.

"Billy Bob Thornton and Téa Leoni are just friends," Arnold Robinson told TVGuide.com, in a statement. "They recently completed shooting a film together."

The buzz about Thornton and Leoni heated up soon after the actress announced Wednesday that she and Duchovny, to whom she has been married since 1997, have been separated for several months. Her statement came just weeks after Duchovny was released from a rehab facility, where he had been receiving treatment for sex addiction since late August.

Leoni and Thornton's new film, Manure, is due out in 2009. Ed Helms and Kyle MacLachlan also star.

In the meantime, what's your take on the Billy Bob buzz? Do you believe his rep, or need more proof in the proverbial breakup pudding?