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Anne Heche memoir to talk about dating Ellen DeGeneres

Before Anne Heche died, the 53-year-old actress was ready to tell the world the full story of the Hollywood hate she endured during her relationship with Ellen DeGeneres in the late 1990s.

Heche, who died Aug. 11 in Los Angeles after a tragic car accident, detailed the discriminatory backlash she faced as one half of Tinseltown’s first openly gay couple in her memoir, Call Me Anne, the Associated Press reported was.

In the book, to be published by independent publisher Start in January, Heche wrestles with uncertainty about how to define her sexuality at the time when she felt she didn’t identify as a lesbian or straight woman.

“I was labeled ‘outrageous’ for falling in love with a woman. I’ve never dated a woman before I dated Ellen,” Heche wrote in the memoir.

The Donnie Brasco actress wrote about being blacklisted for her relationship with DeGeneres, who later made history as the first gay sitcom host.

Heche wrote about the appeal "outrageous" for being in an openly gay relationship with DeGeneres in her new memoir in the late'90s, "call me Anne"
In her new memoir, Call Me Anne, Heche wrote about being called “outrageous” for being in an openly gay relationship with DeGeneres in the late ’90s.
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Heche describes the feeling of being shamed by the world.

“Personally, I didn’t identify as a lesbian. I just fell in love! It was, to put it bluntly, just as weird to me as it was to anyone. There were no words to describe how I felt,” Heche wrote, describing how she didn’t know what to call her sexuality at the time, nor was it fair to the world.

“Gay didn’t feel right, and neither did straight. Alien might be the best fit, I sometimes thought. What, why, and how I fell in love with a person, rather than their gender, I would have happily answered if anyone had asked, but like I said, no one ever has. Glad I was able to tell you in this book once and for all,” the former actress wrote in the upcoming book.

Before her death, Heche had given hints about her latest project on a podcast, announcing that “some of the truths” about her relationship with DeGeneres would be mentioned.

Anne Heche attends the 24th CDGA (Costume Designers Guild Awards) on March 09, 2022 in Santa Monica, California.
“Gay didn’t feel right, and neither did straight. Alien might be the best fit, I sometimes thought. What, why and how I fell in love with a person rather than their gender, I would have happily answered if anyone had asked, but like I said, no one ever did,” Heche wrote in her forthcoming memoir, ” Call me Anne.”
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Call Me Anne follows Heche’s 2001 memoir Call Me Crazy, which sparked renewed interest after her death as a “collectible” item on Amazon with a price tag of nearly $750.

Heche’s book also details her experiences with Harrison Ford as a mentor and tells stories about Alec Baldwin, Oliver Stone and Ivan Reitman, among others.

After her death, law enforcement sources told TMZ that Heche was under the influence of cocaine when she rammed her car into a house, which started a fire and left her in a coma. She leaves behind two sons.

Stars mourned the passing of the mother of two, including ex-girlfriend DeGeneres, who took to social media to express their emotional condolences.

“This is a sad day,” she wrote. “Sending all my love to Anne’s children, family and friends,” she wrote on Twitter.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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Emma Bowman

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