11/18/2008 05:12 am ET Updated May 25, 2011

Edit Pakay On Duchovny Affair Reports: "I Am Not Going To Deny It"

Tennis coach Edit Pakay , 28, has spoken to the Daily Mail about her close relationship with David Duchovny, who announced his separation from Tea Leoni shortly after leaving rehab for sex addiction.

Speaking last night, Edit admitted: 'We have a very, very close friendship. I don't want to be the third person in the marriage but I know it can be seen that way.

'David and I are very close friends and we still play tennis together. He's an excellent player. He likes physically strong, fit women.

'He is in great shape. He is a wonderful man. He's a very intelligent, very kind and good man.'

When asked directly if her relationship with the film and TV star had developed into a full-blown sexual affair, Edit said: 'I don't want to say anything that might hurt David. I am not going to deny it. I don't know what our relationship means to him.'

But Edit seems in little doubt as to what the relationship means to her.

For her, what began as a professional relationship of tennis player and coach quickly turned into a love match.

She said: 'I wasn't instantly attracted to him. What is great about David is his intelligence and kindness. He is the sort of person you get to like more the more you know him.'

The two reportedly met last year at the Malibu Racquet Club.

Here is Edit Pakay's biography from when she played at Loyola Marymount, where she majored in Communication Studies.

A day after the Daily Mail article, Pakay claimed there was "no romance... no love, nothing" and denied an affair.