Ellen DeGeneres finally broke her silence o96ver Anne Heche's fatal car crash. Portia de Rossi's spouse answered some questions about her former partner after being out and about in Santa Barbara, California, on Monday, August 8.
Reporters couldn't help but ask Ellen DeGeneres about Anne Heche's situation. The two were famously in a relationship for three years, from 1997 to 2000.
The famed talk show host told Daily Mail they weren't in touch with each other, so she had no idea how her former girlfriend was doing.
"We are not in touch with each other, so I would not know," she said. However, she later added that she didn't want anyone "to be hurt."
For context, Anne Heche recently made headlines after crashing her blue Mini Cooper into an apartment building in the Mar Vista area of Los Angeles, California. After trying to drive off the scene, she later crashed into another house while driving at high speed, resulting in her car burst into flames.
According to reports, she was inside the car for about 30 to 60 minutes before the firefighters extinguished the fire. She was reportedly rushed to the hospital after suffering severe burns on her body.
Aside from Ellen DeGeneres, HollywoodLife added that Anne Heches' other exes also voiced their support for the 53-year-old actress. James Tupper, who she dated from 2006 to 2018, shared a photo of her and their child, Atlas. In his caption, he said his thoughts and prayers for this "lovely woman, actress and mother" and confessed their love for her.
Alternatively, Thomas Jane, with whom she had a relationship in 2019, also told Daily Mail that he offered his thoughts and prayers for her. Calling her one of her generation's true talents, he knew she could "pull through" from this dire situation.
BBC reported Anne Heche is still in a coma, her representative confirmed. A spokesperson told the PA news agency that previous reports about her being in stable condition were "inaccurate."
Shortly after the incident, she reportedly "became unconscious, slipped into a coma and was in critical condition." She also has a "significant pulmonary injury" that requires her to have mechanical ventilation attached to her and burns that need surgical intervention.
An LAFD report claimed it took the 59 firefighters 65 minutes to "access, confine and fully extinguish" the flames in her car. Though the cause of the crash is yet to be determined, there are reports she may have been drinking alcohol after seeing what seemed to be a bottle of liquor next to her inside the vehicle.