Heche—who tragically handed away at age 53 in August—turned within the manuscript for her subsequent memoir, a sequel to her 2001’s Name Me Loopy, shortly earlier than her premature dying, The Related Press reviews. The guide is now slated for launch early subsequent yr.
Begin, an impartial writer based mostly in Hoboken, New Jersey, shared an excerpt of the memoir, which is anticipated to cowl tales involving different celebrities like Alec Baldwin, Harrison Ford, and notably, Ellen DeGeneres, who she dated within the late Nineteen Nineties as considered one of Hollywood’s first overtly homosexual relationships.“I used to be labeled ‘outrageous’ as a result of I fell in love with a girl,” the excerpt from Name Me Anne reads, per The AP. “I had by no means been with a girl earlier than I dated Ellen.” Heche beforehand opened up about being blacklisted from Hollywood because of her relationship with DeGeneres from 1997 to 2000, which she claimed was the explanation she was from her multi-million-dollar image deal on the time.
“I didn’t work in a studio image for 10 years,” the Six Days Seven Nights star said throughout her stint on Dancing With the Stars, per Us Weekly.
The excerpt from her upcoming guide continues, “I didn’t, personally, determine as a lesbian. I merely fell in love! It was, to be clear, as odd to me as anybody else. There have been no phrases to explain how I felt.”
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“Homosexual did not really feel proper and neither did straight,” she continued. “Alien is likely to be the perfect match, I typically thought. What, why, and the way I fell in love with an individual as an alternative of their gender, I might have liked to have answered if anybody had requested, however as I stated earlier, nobody ever did. I’m completely satisfied that I used to be in a position to let you know on this guide—as soon as and for all.”
In accordance with The AP, Heche beforehand talked about that her second memoir was within the works whereas showing on a podcast earlier this yr, the place she promised that “a number of the truths” about her and DeGeneres’ romance could be aired.
Name Me Anne is anticipated to launch in January 2023.