Will Ellen Degeneres tell all about relationship with whack job Anne Heche?

376476 01: Actress Ellen DeGeneres accompanies partner Anne Heche at the VH-1 Fashion Awards October 23, 1998 in New York, NY. On August 19, 2000, the couple issued a joint statement to the New York Daily News that they have ended their 3 year relationship. (Photo by Brenda Chase/Online USA)

Ellen Degeneres has been extremely tight-lipped regarding the demise of her relationship with actress Anne Heche. It was fairly obvious after the breakup that Ellen was basically crushed- but she didn’t give much more information on it than that. But now that she has a new book deal to write her memoir, it looks like Ellen might just spill the beans on her three years with the formerly gay Anne.

Ellen Degeneres is using a tell-all memoir to get the last laugh in her infamous split with Anne Heche.

The Emmy-winning comic recently inked a publishing deal for a new book, and insiders say the gloves are coming off!

“Ellen’s always taken the high road when it comes to divulging secrets about her years with Anne,” a publishing insider told The National Enquirer. “But now she’s ready to spill all the details.”

The 52-year-old talk-show queen – who has been married to gorgeous actress Portia de Rossi for two years – had a three-year romance with Anne, 41, in the late 90s. The “Men in Trees” star dumped Ellen and married a cameraman.

A few days after the split, Anne had a bizarre meltdown after taking the drug Ecstasy. She was found wandering outside Fresno, Calif. half-naked and shouting strange obscenities.

“When they split, Ellen bit her tongue and really did not publicly comment on her years with Anne,” the source said.

“But she’s finally prepared to tell the world how Anne used her as a Hollywood stepping stone. She’s got no problems talking about Anne’s bizarre behavior, her drug use, and the way she used men to make Ellen jealous. Ellen is using this book to settle an old score. Anne broke her heart.”

[From National Enquirer, print edition, July 5, 2010]

Heche has publicly commented on the breakup with Ellen. She once said she “changed her mind” about being gay and “closed that door.” I’m not sure that’s how it works, but if that was her thought process on the whole three-year relationship, then no wonder Ellen was so hurt. But do I believe she still dwells on it? Heck, no. She’s married to another woman, and they seem very happy. My guess is, Ellen is writing a memoir and there will be a chapter or two on Anne in the book- but I don’t think Ellen would dedicate an entire book to an ex-girlfriend. I don’t think her wife would like that too much. I know I wouldn’t.

376479 01: Actors Anne Heche and Ellen DeGeneres attend the 10th Annual GLAAD Media Awards Gala to honor Whoopi Goldberg, Melissa Etheridge and Julie Cypher April 17, 1999 in Los Angeles, CA. On August 19, 2000, the couple issued a joint statement to the New York Daily News that they have ended their 3 year relationship. (Photo by Brenda Chase/Online USA)

Anne Heche received a 'Lucy' for direction (HBO's If These Walls Could Talk I & II) at Women in Film's 7th Annual Lucy Awards for Innovation in Television at the Beverly Hilton in Beverly Hills, Ca. 9/8/00. Photo By Kevin Winter/Getty Images.

NORTH HOLLYWOOD, CA - APRIL 30: Actress and talk show host Ellen DeGeneres attends the Postal Service dedication of their new Animal Rescue: Adopt A Shelter Pet Stamp on April 30, 2010 at the Academy Of Television Arts & Sciences in North Hollywood, California. (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images)

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  1. denise says:

    hahaaahaaaa the hat!!!! Thanks for the pic.
    Wow Ellen’s age is really showing in that last pic. Notice the two kitten ears are like horns on her head in the pic?

    I don’t think Ellen should divulge any details about Anne’s “possible mental illness”. She’s got nothing to gain from this.

  2. Fluffy Kitten Tail says:

    Obviously Heche did decide to not be in a gay relationship anymore and did close the door.

    I see no reason Ellen would need to get the “last laugh” on Heche, as both have moved on with their lives, and Ellen is happy with someone else.

    I didn’t know she and Heche were together for 3 years. I thought the time was much shorter.

  3. LindaR says:

    I think Ellen looked a lot better before she got that plastic surgery done on her eyes (very obvious)and it’s too bad what years of smoking have done to her mouth. As for Anne Heche, well, it didn’t work out. Ellen should get over it. She has admitted in the past that she is usually the dumper. I guess she found out what if feels like to be the dumpee.

  4. DoMaJoReMc says:

    A) I’m surprised to hear that Ellen even smoked,

    B) I think Ellen has much more class than to write a tell-all, and

    C) We all age, some are more vain than others *cough BadBotoxGosselin cough*

  5. Q says:

    Nothing she could write would come close to the smackdown Steve Martin gave Heche in Bowfinger. Before Anne got gay and went out with Ellen, she was a soap star and got involved with Martin. When she started getting movie roles she dropped him and moved on. The female character in Bowfinger sleeps her way up and in the final scene shows up with her new girlfriend. Priceless! Few people have really committed to sleeping their way to the top as wholeheartedly as Heche.

  6. Lem says:

    temporarily gay might be more accurate

    didn’t notice at the time how quote/ unquote “pretty” Ellen was trying to be for Anne
    I imagine she’s much happier now, just being who she is

  7. Malorie says:

    That hat looks like a finger rubber like these ones -> http://www.greenlightoffice.com/office/stationery/34002-swingline-parr-rubber-finger-tip-11-0-56-diameter-rubber-amber.html

    Ellen, please, no tell-all! Be classy as I think you are!

  8. Mrs Odie 2 says:

    I’ve always been very curious about Ellen’s side of the story. Heche didn’t just throw her over for “a cameraman.” He was the guy shooting a documentary of Ellen on the road for a comedy tour. The end credits of the comedy special read, “special thanks Coley Laffoon.” Ouch. What a smack iin the face!

    And yes, Ellen and Anne were both chainsmokers of Marlboro Lights. Most actors smoke.

  9. hellen says:

    That hat with the nipples on it! Still laughing.

  10. a says:

    love the ellen with the background cat ears. if she is writing a memoir i bet she will continue to take the high road. it will definitely be nice to have portia after that mess with heche. ellen certainly deserved better.

    Q: i totally forgot about that. good for steve!

  11. Jeri says:

    The term Whack-a-Doodle was invented for Heche. I’m curious about what happened in private but Ellen has a lot of class & I’m not sure she’d go there.

    I keep waiting to hear about the demise of Anne’s present relationship. Is she working with anyone more famous then her current beau? I don’t think she’d let children slow her down.

  12. hzl says:

    I’d love to hear the story, but I agree that Ellen is way too classy to really dish the dirt.

  13. Cinderella says:

    Look where Ellen is compared to where Anne is now. Why would Ellen even bother mentioning her in the book.

  14. Whatever says:

    I’d read it. Few people bring the crazy like Anne.

  15. gen says:

    I love that everyone here seems to think so highly of Ellen. I don’t know, I just really like her & thiink that she’s a good person.

  16. ams1 says:

    ellen is the MAN! that stand up act alone where she talk/raps that salt-n-pepa song made me love her forever!

  17. lucy2 says:

    I could see her mentioning the relationship in the memoir, but I don’t see her using it as an opportunity to trash Anne.
    Ellen is at the top of her game career-wise and is happily married. I doubt she’d risk that to bash a relatively minor celeb no one has much interest in anymore.

  18. skeptical says:

    Ellen may write a memoir but I think her beautiful wife and her success are all she needs to forget the crap with heche. Maybe at most she’d mention how much it hurt to feel like she’d just been cast aside. I doubt she’d spill any secrets heche may have told her. Like others here have said.. who cares about the minor celeb heche?

    One interview i read had Ellen saying the hardest thing that had ever happened to her in her life was how she lost her career for a few years after coming out. I think she’ll focus more on that. Isn’t it a long-running joke by now that most of hollywood is in the closet?

  19. Susette says:

    @Q: I was wondering if anyone else remembered that. Steve made it a pretty open secret who the character was based on. LOL!

  20. Ron says:

    She may mention her years with Anne, but it will be nothing more than that. She would never give Anne the chance at more publicity at her expense. Ever.

  21. For Sooth? says:

    What good would that serve anyone if she did?

  22. tess says:

    Q; I loved BOWFINGER. that was a great movie with so many industry shots.

    great cast too!

  23. Jorja says:

    If Ellen is penning her memoir, she has far more interesting things to tell about than her relationship with Heche. But if she does mention her, I am sure it will be done tastefully and briefly. She is a success story and a champion for gay rights. Her brilliant career and marriage are examples for those who still struggle, and show how it can be done and done well. She deserves every accolade heaped upon her. As everyone here has said, she is class personified. Heche might be a footnote in Ellen’s story, nothing more.

  24. Twez says:

    I don’t think Heche had to ‘decide to stop being gay’ so much as ‘decide that an opportunistic relationship wasn’t getting her much publicity any more’.

  25. SolitaryAngel says:

    I have always loved Ellen; loved her standup comedy and after she came out, I hated the way the industry treated her. I’m so glad she’s happy now and has a GREAT career—hey whack-a-doodle: pay attention dear, this is called karma. You dated, dumped and hurt many good people to try to get to the “top” but nobody cares about you now. Does anyone even remember when you were last in a movie? No? HA .

  26. jc126 says:

    I doubt Ellen will tell all, too classy and probably doesn’t want to revisit old history, especially since Anne Heche was in all likelihood just pretending to be gay. I’m glad Steve Martin made it obvious who that character was based on, too – Anne H. deserved it.
    I wonder if Melissa Etheridge’s former partner, Julie Cipher, was faking the whole thing, too? She was straight, then a lesbian, then left Melissa for a man.

  27. Chris Starr says:

    I think it’s ridiculous how everyone is trashing Anne Heche. If you watched her and Ellen come out with their relationship Anne never even said she was gay; just that she was in love with Ellen. Anyone who pretended to like Heche ONLY because she was with Ellen didn’t like her to begin with. Heche’s true fans like myself know she’s an amazing actress; watch Return to Paradise the movie and you will gain respect for Anne. Personally, I’d love to hear Ellen’s side of the story because, let’s face it who doesn’t want some good nasty gossip and how boring it would be if the book just told how hard it was after Ellen came out. Anne Heche You Rock (loved your flick with Kutcher too!

  28. I can’t imagine that Ellen would do this. She has already written a couple of books and not mentioned Heche. Why now – it’s not like she needs to money or the press coverage. She has a tv show that is super popular, she is on Idol, spokesperson for Vitaminwater, Covergirl, American Express, etc. Why would she decide now is the time to reveal all especially as she seems to be madly in love with Portia.
    Heche has done what since Ellen? Homewrecking, bitter divorce, her tv show cancelled, lost custody of her first child, had a kid with the guy she had an affair with, was broke and now has a bit role on Hung.
    The best revenge is living well and Ellen has that in spades.

  29. moma says:

    i bet ellen is quite eccentric herself behind closed doors. i don’t know why everyone has her pinned as being a saint or goddess emissary of lesbians. lol
    i bet that ellen is just as crazy as anne, if not more.

  30. The Truth Fairy says:

    Heche’s father was a closeted gay who gave her herpes before dying of AIDS. It’s no excuse, but I can see how she would be confused about her sexuality and also messed up in the head.

    Also, as far as the character in Bowfinger, Martin denies that it’s her:

    “After Daisy goes through everyone in Bowfinger’s cast and crew with any influence — including Bowfinger himself — she ends up dating a woman.

    Martin, who also wrote the script, dated actress Anne Heche before she became a household name from films like Six Days, Seven Nights and the remake of Psycho.

    They broke up about a year before Heche started going out with her current paramour, Ellen DeGeneres.

    Coincidence? Yes. Or so Martin says.

    With Graham’s character, “I wasn’t making a statement about Anne Heche at all,” insists Martin during an interview at Manhattan’s swank Regency Hotel.” http://www.redknotstudio.com/compleatsteve/actor/bowfinger_7.htm

  31. mln says:

    I love BOWFINGER remember the highway scene??? BTW I remember a few years Steve Martin was a guest on Ellen and they were so nice to eachother you can tell they had bonded over their shared ex. I think if Ellen has something to get off her chest she should. Not to bash Anne but to tell her side of the story

  32. Gigohead says:

    Anne’s hat may have been the inspriation for Go Gabba Gabba’s Muno. All Anne needed was the one eye and she’s set to do children’s parties if she still has her hat. LOL!

  33. Chris Starr says:

    One other thing I would like to add is that Ellen did the same thing to Alex that Anne did to Ellen! Ellen was in a serious relationship with Alex and wala! falls head over heals for Portia Di Rossi (can’t blame her for that!) & goes to a hotel with her and dumps Alex right after she sleeps with her! I don’t blame Ellen for this anymore than I blame for Anne burning Ellen because life is short and we all move on when we fall out of love; both could have handled it better but both Ellen and Anne are nice people!

  34. Confuzzle says:

    Ah Celestia…good times.

  35. Ogechi says:

    Ellen is way too classy to reduce herself to that level.

  36. Cazzyb-uk says:

    Loving the Thimble hat, what was she thinking?

  37. Angela says:

    I think Ellen will probably just touch on the subject but nothing more !!! She’s far better than this and she’s proven that !! One more thing Ellen may have left Alex but she did it to be with the one she trully loved … Anne left Ellen to be with god knows how many other people later on … I don’t think you can compare the two situations !!!!!