Heche Is Pregnant, Ellen Is Mum
Anne Heche promoted her new memoir, “Call Me Crazy,” and touted her new husband, Coleman “Coley” Laffoon, 27, a cameraman she married last Saturday, during an interview with Barbara Walters that aired on ABC’s “20/20” Wednesday night. The actress, 32, also told Walters that she was not pregnant at the time of the interview, but then later called the TV journalist to divulge that she is, indeed, three months pregnant. Among other revelations, Heche said that the sexual molestation she suffered as a toddler at the hands of her gay father, the late Donald Heche, caused her to escape into a “fourth dimension” fantasy world in which she convinced that she was from another planet. “He raped me . . . he fondled me, he put me on all fours, and had sex with me,” says Heche, who admitted that the abuse is only “in my memory.” In discussing her former partner, comedian Ellen DeGeneres, Heche said that the two met on Oscar night 1997. “She was radiating,” Heche said of DeGeneres, 43. “I had never seen anybody so lit up.” They consummated their passion that very night. “Up until that point, that was the best sex I’d ever had,” remarked Heche, who said that this was her first lesbian experience. Also on Wednesday, DeGeneres, promoting her new CBS sitcom “The Ellen Show” and her upcoming stint hosting the Sept 16 Emmy Awards show, spoke to reporters via a conference call. Most of the questions had to do with Heche — questions that DeGeneres politely ducked. “I’m really just staying focused on what I do,” DeGeneres said. “My life is back on track now, and I’m really grateful and thrilled to be working again. I’ve got so much going on right now that I don’t need to be distracted. I’m just working on me.” She also said that she would never go public about her personal relationships again.