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David Duchovny and Gillian Anderson heated up the Internet this week and turned us all into conspiracy theorists. 

David Duchovny and Gillian Anderson know a thing or two about conspiracy theories, and they turned us all from casual “wouldn’t it be nice” X-Files shippers into raving “omg they’re totally together and trying to hide it from the world” tinhats Tuesday night after they got hot and heavy—on Twitter, no less.

The not-actually-a-couple-or-are-they? made the entire X-Files fandom sit up and take notice after this eyebrow-raising public exchange:

In our best Keanu voice, woah.

While Mulder and Scully have steadfastly denied that they’re in a relationship, the gossip has been flying for years that they’re secretly involved. In 2012, after Anderson’s divorce, Celebrity Dirty Laundry insisted the couple was secretly living together. Last year, the X Files‘ 20th anniversary media blitz saw the two of them turning heads with a series of racy magazine covers. Oh, and then there was this little Reddit AMA photo, apparently taken on a shared hotel bed:

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Then there was last year’s NY Comic Con appearance, which created a massive buzz among X-Files fans and Gillian/David shippers after the duo reportedly held hands all weekend. Oh, and this happened:

Duchovny is only a recent arrival to Twitter, and true to form he’s been unabashed about his er, fondness for Anderson since the beginning:

Seriously, if they don’t want us to ship them together, they’re doing a terrible job of showing it.

When Bree Sharp asked the world’s most important question (David Duchovny, why won’t you love me?), the answer was clearly: Because Gillian Anderson was there first.

 

Photo via Wikimedia Commons; CC-BY-SA-3.0

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