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.