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Mulder and Scully are flirting on Twitter and driving ‘X-Files’ fans insane

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


Aja Romano

Internet Culture

Posted on Apr 24, 2014   Updated on May 31, 2021, 10:28 am CDT

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:

Lost on my way to the #TonightShow. Forgot it moved to NY, driving from LA now. See you soon @FallonTonight!

— David Duchovny (@davidduchovny) April 22, 2014

@davidduchovny So babe, you’ve got the chauffeur for the next 48?

— Gillian Anderson (@GillianA) April 22, 2014

@GillianA yes babe 48 anywhere you need me to be? I can adjust the pedals for ya too always #gillyramp

— David Duchovny (@davidduchovny) April 23, 2014

@davidduchovny There’s only one place I need you to be and no ramp required.

— Gillian Anderson (@GillianA) April 23, 2014

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:

Photo via Facebook

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:

Hi @GillianA why did you keep twitter a secret from me all these years ? I’m here and I heart scully ;) What’s up?

— David Duchovny (@davidduchovny) April 15, 2014

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.


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*First Published: Apr 24, 2014, 12:26 pm CDT