Thomas Jane who starred opposite Anne Heche in 2009 before becoming couple decade later pays tribute
Actor Thomas Jane, 53, who has both starred in several films with Anne Heche and dated the actress, has paid tribute to his ex who is currently in intensive care at a Los Angeles hospital.
Heche, also 53, was speeding down a residential street in the Mar Vista area of the city before losing control of the Mini Clubman she was driving, racing through a hedge and crashing into a family home, before setting them both on fire. stuck.
“Although Anne and I are no longer an item, today’s tragic news was devastating to me and everyone who loves her. My heart goes out to Anne and her two sons. As of now, Anne is stable and is expected to continue. My thoughts and prayers are with Anne, one of the true talents of her generation. Thank goodness no one else got hurt,” Thomas Jane told DsilyMail.com.
Jane and Heche were only engaged in 2020 and had even bought a house together at one point.
Anne Heche and Thomas Jane worked on HBO’s Hung from 2009-2011, where they played a divorced couple
The pair first became friends ten years ago when they played exes on the HBO series Hung for two years. They are pictured here in February 2020 when they were officially a couple
A photo from earlier on Friday shows Heche behind the wheel just before the second accident with a bottle of vodka with a red cap in the cup holder.
Heche was driving her blue Mini Clubman in the Mar Vista area of Los Angeles when she pulled into a garage of an apartment complex
The horrific crash caused the car to explode in flames before Heche was towed away by firefighters and taken to hospital by ambulance.
The pair had known each other for over a decade and starred as a bitterly divorced couple on the HBO series Hung which ran from 2009-2011.
Jane played a single father who managed to make ends meet by becoming a male prostitute.
At the time of filming, both were involved with other people. Heche was with actor James Tupper while Jane was with fellow actress Patricia Arquette.
Nearly a decade later, Heche and Jane would once again work side by side while playing a married couple in the Netflix indie thriller The Vanished.
At the end of 2019, the couple went public with their romance, although they are no longer together.
Heche shares son Atlas with her ex James Tupper. They were married from 2008 to 2018.
She was previously married to Coleman Laffoon and finalized their divorce in 2009. They share 20-year-old son Homer.
And Heche was in a relationship with Ellen DeGeneres from 1997 to 2000.
Jane shares daughter Harlow, 19, with ex Patricia Arquette. They were married from 2006 to 2011.
Kiss kiss: The two looked so happy when they were photographed at the Hollywood China Night Oscar viewing party in February 2020
Thomas Jane and Anne Heche at the 2010 Hung Season Premiere
Their exes: Thomas and Patricia Arquette on the left in 2005. And Anne with James Tupper on the right in 2009
A resident estimated that Heche’s car was traveling at nearly 160 km/h. The video ends seconds later with a loud crash
A native of Aurora, Ohio, Heche most recently starred in the action photo 13 Minutes, in which she starred alongside Thora Birch, Amy Smart and Will Peltz.
She went through a very public divorce in January 2018 from her ex-husband James Tupper. The couple were together for 10 years and share a son, Atlas, 13.
She was known for her romance with Ellen DeGeneres in the 1990s.
She took the talk show host to the premiere of her movie Volcano in 1997. She claimed the act put her on Hollywood’s “blacklist.”
“I haven’t taken a studio photo in ten years,” she told Page Six. “I was fired on a $10 million photo deal and haven’t seen the light of day in a studio shot.”
Heche noted that her relationship with DeGeneres “wasn’t a long-term love affair;” the two were snapped in 2000
After her and Ellen broke up, she was found incoherent and babbling in the California desert.
She stumbled into a stranger’s house before being transported to a hospital – hours after breaking up with the comedian.
“I was told to go to a place where I would meet a spaceship. To get on the spaceship, I was told to take a dose of ecstasy,” Heche explained.
“Fresno was the culmination of a journey and a world I thought I had to escape to find love.”
Shortly after the couple broke up, the director tied the knot with Coley Laffoon, while the talk show host started a relationship with her now wife Portia de Rossi.
Heche’s divorce from the cameraman was finalized in 2009, two years after they initially ended their romance.
The blonde later began dating Men In Trees co-star James Tupper in 2007, before splitting up in 2018.
Heche has also been open about her battles with substance abuse before.
‘I drank. I smoked. I’ve been on drugs. I had sex with people. I did everything I could to get the shame out of my life,” she said ABC news in 2001.
The ex-files: Heche married cinematographer Coley Laffoon a year after they split, but their divorce was finalized in 2009 (pictured in 2004)
she told her choices were because of a painful childhood where she was sexually abused by her father, Donald Heche.
“I’m not crazy, but it’s a crazy life. I grew up in a crazy family and it took 31 years to get the crazy out of me.
‘I had a fantasy world that I ran into. I called my other personality Celestia. I thought I came from that world. I thought I was from another planet. I think I was crazy.’
“He raped me, put his dick in my mouth, stroked me, put me on all fours and had sex with me,” Heche said of her father’s abuse.
“I think it’s always hard for kids to talk about abuse because it’s just a memory. I didn’t have a tape recorder with me… I didn’t set anything in stone… Anyone can look and say, “How can you be sure?” And that’s one of the most painful things about it. You don’t,” Heche said in the 2001 interview.
Heche also revealed that she had herpes as a young girl, but did not know if her mother knew she was being harassed by her father.
“I had a rash, I had sores, I had welts on my nose and on my lips.”
Heche said she doesn’t describe herself as straight, gay or bisexual. “I would never limit myself to saying I’d be with a man or a woman,” she said.
Anne Heche and James Tupper are pictured together in 2009 in Los Angeles, left. Tupper and Heche are in the picture together in 2017, right