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Anne Heche Opened Up About ‘Odd’ Ellen DeGeneres Romance In Memoir Written Before Her Death

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Within the yr previous to her demise at age 53 on Aug. 14, Anne Heche had been writing a memoir referred to as ‘Name Me Anne,’ which incorporates intimate particulars about her 1990’s romance with Ellen DeGeneres, 64. After assembly at a Self-importance Truthful Oscar get together, the 2 ladies grew to become one of many first overtly homosexual {couples} in Hollywood. The Hollywood Reporter printed excerpts from the e book, and, amongst different claims, Anne wrote that she was “labeled outrageous” on the time as a result of she “fell in love with a lady.”

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Anne Heche and Ellen DeGeneres attended the ‘Girls’s Night time’ gala, which was held on the L.A. Homosexual And Lesbian Middle on March 1, 1999. (Berliner Studio/BEImages)

“I didn’t, personally, establish as a lesbian. I merely fell in love! It was, to be clear, as odd to me as anybody else. There have been no phrases to explain how I felt. Homosexual didn’t really feel proper, and neither did straight,” Anne wrote in her upcoming e book, which is a sequel to her 2001 memoir ‘Name Me Loopy’ and is about to be launched in January 2023.

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Anne Heche and Ellen DeGeneres posed collectively on the purple carpet on the premiere of Showtime’s ‘One Kill’ previous to their breakup in 2000. (Steve Wrubel)

“Alien could be the most effective match, I typically thought,” Anne wrote earlier than including. “What, why, and the way I fell in love with an individual as an alternative of their gender, I might have liked to have answered if anybody had requested, however as I mentioned earlier, nobody ever did. I’m glad that I used to be in a position to inform you on this e book — as soon as and for all.”

On account of her relationship with Ellen, which lasted from 1997 – 2000, Anne wrote within the e book that she was blacklisted by Hollywood throughout, what was to be, the height of her budding profession. After Anne was declared mind useless on Aug. 12, because of the accidents she sustained in a fiery car crash in L.A. one week prior,  Ellen expressed her condolences on Twitter, writing, “This can be a unhappy day. I’m sending Anne’s kids, household, and mates all of my love.”

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