Resurfaced Anne Heche podcast reveals she warned Portia DeRossi off dating her ex Ellen DeGeneres by telling her ‘Red flag!’
- Heche made the remarks on a June 2021 edition of her podcast Better Together with Heather Duffy
- Heche was in a relationship with DeGeneres, 64, from 1997 thru 2000
- Late actress knew de Rossi, 49, from their time on the series Ally McBeal
- She said de Rossi told her she wanted to pursue relationship with DeGeneres
- Heche said she told de Rossi, ‘Red flag, red flag, red flag!’
- DeGeneres and de Rossi earlier this week celebrated 14th wedding anniversary
- Heche died at 53 this month from injuries she suffered in an August 5 car crash
Anne Heche revealed she warned Portia de Rossi off dating her ex-girlfriend Ellen DeGeneres a year before she died, a resurfaced interview shows.
The actress, who passed away on Sunday after a fireball crash in LA earlier this month, said it would be a ‘red flag’ for her to get with the talk-show host.
The 53-year-old also launched a broadside at DeGeneres, slamming her for always driving around in Porsches that were ‘stupid’.
The resurfaced clip, which featured on her podcast Better Together, comes days after Heche’s life support machine was turned off in an LA hospital.
She had been left brain dead and in a coma after she plowed her car through a house in LA during a cocaine-fueled bender.
Details: The late Anne Heche said last year on her podcast Better Together with Heather Duffy that she had ‘warned’ Portia de Rossi, 49, not to get romantically-involved with her ex-girlfriend Ellen DeGeneres, 64
DeGeneres and de Rossi were snapped at the 2021 People’s Choice Awards held at Barker Hangar on December 7, 2021 in Santa Monica, California
Heche was in a relationship with DeGeneres from 1997 thru 2000. They were snapped at the 1998 Golden Globe Awards
The 53-year-old suffered horrific burns during the collision and was recorded being dragged out of the mangled wreck by firefighters after it burst into flames in Los Angeles around 11 am
In a June 2021 edition of her podcast Better Together with Heather Duffy, Heche revealed she had warded de Rossi, 49, off DeGeneres, 64.
She told listeners ‘Portia even asked me about Ellen’ and told her ‘I’m gonna go after Ellen.’
She said she told the actress she would not receive any notoriety from the relationship during a time when there were few same-sex couples in showbusiness.
Heche said she told de Rossi: ‘You won’t be the poster child, girl, because guess what, that poster child has already been taken; and by the way, it wasn’t a great spot.
‘But, yours ain’t gonna be any easier. And I’m telling you now, like, red flag, red flag, red flag!’
Heche added: ‘I realized that Ellen drove a Porsche… and then she married one. All she used to do was drive Porsches and she collected them and I just thought it was so stupid because they were so loud.’
Heche said that she told de Rossi that she would not receive any notoriety from the relationship during a time there were few same-sex couples in show business
Heche said she told de Rossi of dating DeGeneres, ‘Red flag, red flag, red flag!’
Heche, who was in a relationship with DeGeneres from 1997 thru 2000, was acquainted with de Rossi as they both appeared on the Fox series Ally McBeal.
She noted that de Rossi was a guest at her 2001 wedding to to ex-husband Coleman Laffoon.
It was not the first time Heche took a pop at her ex-girlfriend. Last October she told Page Six the relationship with DeGeneres negatively impacted her career.
She said she ‘didn’t do a studio picture for ten years’ in the wake of the romance, which went public after they went to the premiere of her movie Volcano in 1997.
‘I was fired from a $10 million picture deal and did not see the light of day in a studio picture,’ Heche said.
She added the ‘repercussions that happened’ to her also helped create ‘a part of the change’ toward inclusion of the LGBTQ community.
DeGeneres and de Rossi earlier this week celebrated the 14th anniversary of their wedding.
DeGeneres took to Instagram and said, ‘It’s good to be loved. It’s profound to be understood. I love you, @portiaderossi. Happy 14!’
Los Angeles County Medical Examiner-Coroner on Wednesday ruled the actress passed away from inhalation of smoke and thermal injuries.
A photo before the August 5 crash shows Heche moments before the second accident at the wheel with a bottle of vodka in the cup holder
The actress was seen being rolled to an ambulance the day of the accident
Heche can be seen being removed from the scene on a stretcher and taken toward a waiting ambulance
An interior shot shows the Mini Clubman’s airbag had blown out along with most of the decor being burnt through following the crash
The office also said the 53-year-old suffered a ‘sternal fracture due to blunt trauma’ in the horror smash on August 5.
Sternal fractures are most commonly found in patients who chest struck the steering wheel in car accidents.
Heche also suffered a ‘severe anoxic brain injury’ caused by a lack of oxygen, according to a statement released last week on behalf of her family and friends.
A full autopsy report was still being completed, the coroner’s office said.
Heche’s life support machine was turned off on Sunday after she suffered horrific burns in the collision in her Mini Clubman.
She was declared legally dead on August 12 after being in a coma for a week before being taken off life support two days later. She was kept on life support until her organs could be donated.
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