Anne Heche says Ellen DeGeneres is ‘the first and only woman I’ve ever fallen in love with’: memoir

Actresses Anne Heche (left) and Ellen Degeneres applaud after US President Bill Clinton's statements in Los Angeles on October 2, 1999.  The President was attending the Access Now For Gay and Lesbian Equality fundraiser.  **DIGITAL IMAGE**

Anne Heche, who died in August, wrote about her love for Ellen DeGeneres in her new memoir. (Photo: Reuters)

Anne Heche’s upcoming memoir shares new insights into her ’90s love affair with Ellen DeGeneres.

in a quote Call me Mom acquired by People, the deceased actress wrote that she was ex Ellen DeGeneres Show The host he was with from 1997 to 2000 was the only woman he had ever fallen in love with. She also detailed the behind-the-scenes chaos and how the world and Hollywood weren’t ready when they first met in 1997.

A lot has happened in a short time. DeGeneres debuted in 1997 on her self-titled show and in real life, volcano actress and they fell soaked. Both were warned of the impact it could have on their careers, and Heche discouraged DeGeneres from bringing DeGeneres to the premiere. volcano for fear that the relationship would affect the success of the film. They did join together though, which caused Heche to lose “a multimillion-dollar painting deal.” Heche had also signed a major movie deal to play Harrison Ford’s love interest in the movie. Six Days, Seven Nights – and their new romance apparently worried director Ivan Reitman.

“During a lunch break during the first week of filming, I was called into my co-star Harrison Ford’s trailer,” Heche wrote in the book. “I saw directors Ivan Reitman and Harrison sitting on one of the two white cushioned sofas. I sat down hesitantly on the white cushioned sofa across the street.”

2/21/98.  Harrison Ford and Anne Heche in a Scene from the New Buena Vista Movie

Made by Harrison Ford and Anne Heche Six Days, Seven Nights. (Photo: Getty Images)

Heche said the men were “seeing the evening news”, including a false report that he and newly met DeGeneres were pregnant with their first child together.

“There were rumors that Ellen and I were pregnant,” she wrote. “Our ‘pregnancy’ was all over the place. They showed me this as proof of why this openness about my relationship has become such a pain in the ass for them. Why, can’t I be like Jodie Foster? (I didn’t) “I know what that means. ‘Everybody knows that,’ she explained, ‘that’s her sexuality. ‘He just doesn’t talk about it.’)” (Foster came out in 2013.)

Heche recalled that it felt “strange” for anyone to think that two women could “get pregnant so quickly,” but felt even stranger that they “cared so much about the perception that I’m going to ruin a movie.” Wasn’t he shot?”

For what it’s worth, Ford became Heche’s mentor on set, according to the publisher’s summary of the book. Reitman died in 2022.

Actor Harrison Ford and actress Anne Heche stars in new romantic adventure movie

Anne Heche and Harrison Ford at the premiere Six Days, Seven Nights The action-adventure film had moderate box office success. (Photo: Getty Images)

This Men in the Trees The actress wrote on the rejection that “the most devastating thing” happened – from the time she started dating DeGeneres to when she published her first book. Call me crazy After I broke up in 2001 – “No one bothered to ask me about this? No matter how many articles have been written about me, no one has asked me why I did what I did. Does a person risk everything they’ve been promised, their entire career? Why? Why should I?”

He wrote that he would explain why, as no one asked. “Because I lived in a family built on lies,” Heche wrote. “My father hid his sexuality all his life. When I met Ellen, she was open and honest about her sexuality, which was the most attractive and captivating trait I’ve ever seen in a person.”

Heche said she was “fascinated” by DeGeneres’ “honesty” and therefore became the first and only woman I fell in love with. The goal he stood for was LGBTQ+ rights for anyone on the planet who wants them.”

“Love has become my destiny,” the deceased star added.

With a dazzling interest, Heche left DeGeneres in 2000. She married Coley Laffoon and Heche’s first son, Homer, was born, now 20 years old. Men in the Trees co-star James Tupper had an affair that gave birth to his son Atlas, who is now 13. Heche and Tupper broke up in 2018.

Heche died after being involved in a car accident on August 5, when his Mini Cooper crashed into a house and caught fire, remaining trapped in the vehicle for 30 minutes. He remained in a coma for days until the state of California declared him legally dead on August 12. He was removed from life support on August 14. He died primarily from smoke inhalation and thermal injuries, according to the coroner. Despite initial reports, Heche wasn’t drunk or intoxicated when his car crashed.

DeGeneres, who has been married to Portia de Rossi since 2008, made a rare comment to his wife after the death of her ex. “This is a sad day. Sending all my love to Anne’s children, family and friends,” DeGeneres wrote on Twitter.

Homer was named general manager of Heche’s estate after a court battle with Tupper. Homer recently used Heche’s Instagram to promote his new memories, describing it as “the product of his efforts to share the mother’s story and help others as much as he can.” call me mom It was the result, and I know you’re excited to share it with the world. So mom, I’m sharing it here with the community you created so it can thrive and have a life of its own as you please.”

call me mom It goes on sale on January 24.

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