Anne Heche warned Portia de Rossi against dating ex Ellen DeGeneres in a resurfaced interview

Anne Heche warned Portia de Rossi against dating ex Ellen DeGeneres in a resurfaced interview

The late Anne Heche said last year she “warned” Portia de Rossi not to get involved with her ex-girlfriend Ellen DeGeneres.

In a June 2021 edition of her podcast Better Together with Heather Duffy, Heche, who died earlier this month at the age of 53 as a result of injuries sustained in a car accident, said that she advised de Rossi, 49, against dating DeGeneres, 64. enter into .

Heche, who was in a relationship with DeGeneres from 1997 to 2000, was acquainted with de Rossi when they both appeared on the Fox series Ally McBeal. She noted that de Rossi was a guest at her 2001 wedding to ex-husband Coleman Laffoon.

Details: The late Anne Heche said on her Better Together with Heather Duffy podcast last year that she “warned” Portia de Rossi, 49, not to get involved with her ex-girlfriend Ellen DeGeneres, 64

On the podcast, Heche said that “Portia even asked me about Ellen,” telling her, “I’ll go after Ellen.”

Heche said she told the Horsham, Australia-born actress that she would not gain notoriety from the relationship at a time when there were few same-sex couples in show business.

Heche said she told de Rossi: “You’re not going to be the poster boy, girl, because you know what, that poster boy has already been taken; and by the way, it wasn’t a great place. But yours won’t get any easier. And now I’ll tell you how, red flag, red flag, red flag!’

Heche added, “I realized that Ellen drove a Porsche … and then she married one. She used to only drive Porsches and she collected them and I just thought it was so stupid because they were so loud.”

DeGeneres and de Rossi were photographed at the 2021 People's Choice Awards held at the Barker Hangar on December 7, 2021 in Santa Monica, California

DeGeneres and de Rossi were photographed at the 2021 People’s Choice Awards held at the Barker Hangar on December 7, 2021 in Santa Monica, California

Heche said she told de Rossi that she would not gain notoriety from the relationship at a time when there were few same-sex couples in show business

Heche said she told de Rossi that she would not gain notoriety from the relationship at a time when there were few same-sex couples in show business

Last October, Heche told Page Six that the relationship with DeGeneres had a negative impact on her career, as she “didn’t do a studio picture for ten years” following the romance, which went public as a couple after the premiere of her film Volcano in 1997.

“I got fired from a $10 million deal and didn’t see the light of day in a studio picture,” Heche said, adding that the “backlash that happened to her” also helped “a To create part of the change” towards the inclusion of the LGBTQ community.

DeGeneres and de Rossi celebrated the 14th anniversary of their marriage earlier this week. Taking to Instagram, DeGeneres said, “It’s good to be loved. It is profound to be understood. I love you @portiaderossi. Happy 14!’

On Wednesday, officials from the Los Angeles County Medical Examiner-Coroner ruled in a report that Heche’s death was accidental and the result of “inhalation and thermal injuries” sustained in an August 5 car accident at a home in Mar Vista, California, had suffered.

Heche said she told de Rossi about dating DeGeneres:

Heche said she told de Rossi about dating DeGeneres: “Red flag, red flag, red flag!”

Heche was in a relationship with DeGeneres from 1997 to 2000.  They were snapped at the 1998 Golden Globe Awards

Heche was in a relationship with DeGeneres from 1997 to 2000. They were snapped at the 1998 Golden Globe Awards

Heche suffered a “ruptured sternum from blunt trauma” in the crash, according to the report, which listed her date of death as April 11.

Heche was “peacefully taken off life support” on Sunday, her representative Holly Baird said.

The actress is survived by son Homer, 20, from her previous marriage to Laffoon, 48, and son Atlas, 13, with former partner James Tupper, 57.

Authorities at the Los Angeles Police Department sank a probe into the crash after her death, as investigators said a blood sample taken showed evidence of narcotics.

Heche had won a Daytime Emmy Award for her work on the soap opera Another World and went on to appear in a number of high profile late ’90s films including Donnie Brasco, Wag the Dog, Six Days Seven Nights and Psycho.