It's a sad day: Ellen DeGeneres reacts to the death of her former partner, Anne Heche
Sylvie Claire / August 13, 2022
This Friday, August 12, the American actress Anne Heche was declared dead at the age of 53 years. She was in a coma in the hospital since a serious brain injury caused by a violent car crash on August 5.
On social networks, tributes are pouring in. One in particular was especially noticed, that of his former companion Ellen DeGeneres. She announced via her Twitter and Instagram accounts that her thoughts were with the one who shared her life for just over 3 years. This is a sad day. I wish her children, family and friends all my love.
Ellen, known for her show The Ellen DeGeneres Show, and actress Anne Heche caused a media sensation in the late 1990s when it was revealed that they were a couple. Although their romance began in 1997, the two young women separated in 2000. A year later, Anne Heche married cameraman Coleman Laffoon, with whom she had a son. But their happiness was short-lived, because in 2007, the actress filed for divorce. She then became a couple until 2018 with Canadian actor James Tupper, with whom she also welcomed a son.
A few days before the announcement of Anne Heche's death, American presenter Ellen DeGeneres had already spoken out in the face of the news of her accident. When a photographer asked her if she had heard from Anne, Ellen replied, We're not in touch anymore, so I wouldn't know. Insisting, the cameraman then told her, It was a very dangerous accident, wasn't it?. To which Ellen briefly responded with: It certainly was.