Anne Heche’s upcoming memoir shares new insight into her ’90s romance with Ellen DeGeneres.
in an excerpt from call me ann, he got it the peopleAnd The late actress wrote that the ex The Ellen DeGeneres Show The host, with whom she was in a relationship from 1997 to 2000, was the only woman she ever fell in love with. She also details the chaos behind the scenes when they first met in 1997 — and how the world and Hollywood weren’t ready.
A lot has happened in a short period of time. When DeGeneres was coming out on her eponymous show and in real life in 1997, she met volcano Actress and they fell head over heels. Both were warned of the impact it could have on their careers, with Heche dissuaded from bringing DeGeneres to the premiere. volcano Fearing that the relationship will affect the success of the film. They showed up together anyway, which resulted in Heche losing his “million dollar picture deal”. Heche also just signed a big movie deal to play Harrison Ford’s love interest Six days and seven nights — and her new romance seemed to have director Evan Reitman worried.
“I was called to my Harrison Ford actor’s trailer for one lunch break during the first week of shooting,” Heche wrote in the book. “I was met by director Ivan Reitman’s scenery and Harrison perched on one of two white brushed-fabric sofas. I hesitantly sat down on the opposite white sofa.”
Heche said the men “saw the evening news,” including a false report that she and DeGeneres, who had just met, were pregnant with their first child together.
“Rumors have been reported that Elaine and I were pregnant,” she wrote. Our “carry” was all over the place. They show me this as proof of why being so open about my relationship hurts them. Why, Evan asked me, can’t I be like Jodie Foster? (“I don’t know what that means.” “Everyone knows that,” he explained, “being her sexuality. “She just doesn’t talk about it.”)” (Foster came out in 2013).
Heitchie recalled feeling it was “weird” for anyone to think two women “could get pregnant so quickly”, but felt it was even more bizarre “that they cared so much realizing that I was going to screw up a movie that wasn’t even shot?” “
For what it’s worth, Ford has become a defining mentor to Heche, according to the publisher’s abstract for the book. Reitman died in 2022.
the men in trees It was, on reflection, the actress wrote, “the most devastating thing ever” — from the time she began dating DeGeneres until the release of her first book, call me crazy, in 2001 after they broke up – “No one bothered to ask me about any of it. And no matter how many articles were written about me, no one asked me why I did what I did. What power would it have made a human being to risk everything he promised, all along His career? Why? Why would I do that?”
She wrote that since no one asked, she would explain why. “Because I lived in a family built on lies,” Hetchi wrote. “My father hid his sexuality his entire life. When I met Elaine and she was open and honest about her sexuality, it was the most attractive and seductive quality in anyone I’d ever seen.”
Heche said she was “fascinated” by DeGeneres’ honesty, which is why she was the first and only woman she ever fell in love with. I was in love with someone who chose to leverage her very public persona to support and the cause she was standing for, which is LGBTQ+ rights for everyone who wants them on the planet.”
The late star added, “Love has become my destiny.”
With their spotlight, Heche separated from DeGeneres in 2000. Married to Coley Laffoon, Heche gave birth to her first son, Homer, who is now 20 years old. men in trees Co-star James Tapper had an affair that gave birth to son Atlas who is now 13 years old. Heche and Tupper separated in 2018.
Heck died after a car accident on August 5th, when her Mini Cooper crashed into a house and caught fire, leaving her trapped in the car for 30 minutes. She was in a coma for several days before the state of California declared her legally dead on August 12. On August 14, she was removed from life support. She died primarily of smoke inhalation and thermal injuries, according to the coroner. Despite initial reports, Heche was not drunk or high when her car crashed.
DeGeneres, who has been married to Portia de Rossi since 2008, made a rare comment about her ex after her death. “Sad day. Sending all my love to Anne’s children, family and friends,” DeGeneres wrote on Twitter.
Homer is appointed general manager of the Heche estate, after a court battle with Tupper. Homer recently used Heche’s Instagram to promote her new memoir, calling it “the product of my mom’s extra effort to share her story and help others where she can. Call me Ann is the result and I know she was excited to share it with the world. So, Mum, I am here to share with the community I have created, may it please flourish and take on a life of its own, as you wished.”
Call me Ann It goes on sale January 24th.