Anne Heche has two children in her family, both sons of her ex-boyfriends. Their eldest son, Homer Laffoon, is 20 and Atlas Heche Tupper is 13.
The 53-year-old actress was seriously injured when she crashed into a garage, backed up and then swerved into another house, causing her car to explode. The crash occurred around 11 a.m. on Friday, August 5, 2022 in Los Angeles. She was intubated and in critical condition in the hours following the crash.
NBC Los Angeles reported that it took 59 firefighters to put out the blaze and that the crash caused structural damage to a home after their blue Mini Cooper drove 30 feet into the building. Photos of the aftermath showed the extent of the damage.
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Heche and Coleman “Coley” Laffoon had a son, Homer. Homer turned 20 on March 2nd.
“Freshly minted 20 year old Homer Laffoon holding his little brother in the morning light,” Coleman Laffoon wrote on Instagram. “There is much that is unsettling in the wide world, but there is also much that is beautiful and wonderful to be found. Perhaps this moment can be as good a memory for you as it is for us. Happy bday son. Loving You!”
Laffoon also shared a photo with his children on his own birthday.
“Celebrating 48 and feeling good. Dear my family and friends – thank you for sharing this life. Great pic @alexilaffoon and great hang @brentasana,” he wrote.
Heche’s ex-husband, Coleman “Coley” Laffoon, is a real estate agent who also previously worked as a cameraman for Ellen DeGeneres, according to his IMDB profile. Laffoon remarried in 2015. His wife Alexandra “Alexi” Laffoon is his business partner in his real estate business, according to his Instagram profile.
Laffoon shared a link to a 2020 Los Angeles Times article on his Instagram page, which said he and his wife had become the listing agents for Jack Black’s Hollywood Hills home. It was listed for $1.995 million, the article said.
Coleman Laffoon and his wife have two daughters together, Zoey Marine and Emmy Lou, according to IMDB. The couple also has a baby boy, he wrote on Instagram.
“Best ever,” he wrote, sharing a photo of their son.
Laffoon often shares photos of his wife and family. He shared a photo of Alexi Laffoon on Instagram and wrote her a sweet birthday message on May 9, 2022.
“Wish the beautiful Alexi a happy birthday with me. Here she is gorgeous and free and looking forward to a date with her husband,” he wrote. “A round birthday on the coast of the mighty Pacific. My heart is full and it looks like yours is too. Thank you for being our friend!”
Atlas Heche Tupper was born in 2009 to Heche and her ex-boyfriend James Tupper. Tupper is a Canadian actor best known for his role as Jack Slattery on Men in Trees. According to Hollywood Life, Tupper and Heche met on the set of the ABC television series.
The outlet reported that Heche and Laffoon were still married at the time.
“Eyebrows were raised when Anne filed for divorce from Coleman and soon began dating James,” reported Hollywood Life. “The couple moved in together in 2007 and confirmed they were expecting a child in December 2008.”
The outlet reported that Atlas’ life was kept private. Heche and Tupper never married but dated for more than 10 years and split in 2018, Hollywood Life reported.
Heche said in a 2001 interview with ABC News that she was sexually abused by her father, Don Heche, beginning when she was a toddler and ending when she was 12 years old. At the time of the interview, Don Heche had been dead for almost 20 years.
She told ABC News that the sexual abuse sparked mental health issues.
“I’m not crazy,” Heche told ABC. “But it’s a crazy life. I grew up in a crazy family and it took me 31 years to go crazy.”
Donald Heche died of AIDS in 1983, and Anne Heche told ABC that he claimed to be a devout Christian but lived a double life.
“I had a fantasy world that I fled to. I named my alter Celestia,” Heche told ABC. “I thought I was of this world. I thought I was from another planet. I think I was crazy.”
Nathan “Nate” Heche died in a car accident just months after her father died, according to the New York Post. Anne Heche believes her brother’s death was suicide, the outlet reported.
According to his obituary, he died on June 4, 1983.
“Nathan was born on April 21, 1965 and died on June 4, 1983,” reads a memorial to Heche. “Nathan is buried in Rose Hill Cemetery in Albion, Indiana, USA.”
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