The fallout in Anne Heche’s family has worsened after her sad death in August, as ex-husband James Tupper competes for ownership of the late actress against her 20-year-old son, Homer Lavon.
It represents a sad and tragic family history for Heche, who is now only one of four other siblings surviving. Her father also passed away when the future Emmy Award winner was just 14 years old, and the actress later said he was abusive towards her and her older brother Nate when they were children.
Frighteningly, Nate died in a car accident three months after their father’s death – in the same way that Heche herself died all these years later. She often expressed her belief that her brother had committed suicide, not by accidentally falling asleep at the wheel as was officially reported.
Aside from that dark history – and of course the amazing work she did on screen, Heche will also be remembered for her controversial relationship with Ellen DeGeneres.
Elaine of course is now happily married to Portia de Rossi, a situation that would not have happened had the latter heeded Heche’s reported advice.
What happened between Anne Heche and Ellen DeGeneres?
Anne Heche and Ellen DeGeneres first met at the Vanity Fair Oscars in 1997, which was one of the previous best years of acting. Within those 12 months, she starred in four films, all of which became blockbusters: Donnie BrascoAnd the volcanoAnd the I know what you did last summer And the shake the dog.
Things took off pretty quickly between her and Elaine, and they started dating the same year. Their relationship became so serious that they explored the possibility of marrying in a civil union, if it was legalized in Vermont.
However, it was not because the problems started in Heaven. Heche will continue to act alongside Harrison Ford in Six days and seven nights in 1998, but said that was the last time a major studio agreed to work with her over the next decade.
Whether or not this was the motive behind their defection, Heche quickly got rid of Elaine And she started seeing a videographer named Coleman Lavon, who was on the comedian’s tour team in 2000.
Anne Heck said that Portia de Rossi sought advice before meeting Elaine
After their split, Ann Heshe and Ellen DeGeneres released a joint statement that said in part: “It’s an amicable parting and we greatly appreciate the three and a half years we spent together.”
Over time, it became clear that Eileen was completely surprised by Heche’s decision to go separate ways. She was even quoted in an interview later as saying, “I walked out the door and haven’t spoken to her since, and I don’t have the answers.”
Eileen continued dating photographer Alexandra Hedison for about four years, before meeting and falling in love with his future wife, Portia de Rossi.
In 2021, during an episode of to her Better together Podcast with Heather DuffyHeche said that her old McBeal’s ally The co-star approached her for advice before meeting Eileen. She also went on to explain exactly what she was said to have told Portia in that conversation.
What did Anne Heck say to Portia about dating Elaine?
I ran page six news story About Anne Heche’s Show on Better together Audio notation. Speaking of which he told an interview with Portia de Rossi, the former star of Another world He insisted that Eileen’s prospective girlfriend was worried about becoming a “poster child” of same-sex relationships at the time.
“I warned Portia,” Hechey said. “[She] She even asked me about Eileen before she came to my wedding [to Coleman Laffoon]and said, “I’m going after Eileen.”
And on the possibility of getting unwanted attention, she added, “You’re not going to be the poster kid, girl. Because guess what? That poster kid was already taken, and by the way, it wasn’t a cool place. But it wouldn’t be any easier. And I’m telling you now, like, Red flag, red flag, red flag!”
Portia clearly ignored this advice, or at least thought she was capable enough to navigate the visible red flags she had been warned about. However, Heche piled on it in the interview, comparing it to a Porsche.
“I realized Elaine was driving a Porsche…and then she married one,” Heck said. “All she was doing was driving Porsches and she collected them, and I thought they were pretty stupid because they were so loud.”