A year before Anne Heche's death, she had been writing the memoir "Call Me Anne," where she revealed some details about her romance with Ellen DeGeneres in the 1990s. As one of the first openly gay couples in Hollywood at the time, the late actor unveiled what it felt like back then.
The Hollywood Reporter published some excerpts from the posthumous book, which is a sequel to her 2001 memoir "Call Me Crazy." After being called names, Anne Heche seemed to doubt herself but still fought for the love she believed in.
The award-winning star claimed she was "labeled outrageous" for falling in love with a woman. Personally, she didn't identify herself as a lesbian-she "simply fell in love."
"It was, to be clear, as odd to me as anyone else," she wrote. She couldn't describe how she felt either, and both the terms gay and straight didn't feel right for her.
She sometimes thought that the world alien might be the best fit to describe her as she had no idea "what, why, and how" she fell in love with a person without looking at their gender. Heche added she would have loved to answer questions about it, but no one dared to ask.
With that said, she felt happy that she was able to tell everyone about it through her upcoming memoir. Sadly, her relationship with DeGeneres, which lasted for three years, resulted in her being blacklisted in Hollywood at the time her career was booming, per HollywoodLife.
Alternatively, DeGeneres mourned the death of her former girlfriend. In a tweet, she called the time of Heche's demise a sad day and sent all her love to Heche's kids, family, and friends.
Meanwhile, Jarred Weisfeld, the New Jersey-based Start Publishing president, told the AP, via Entertainment Weekly, that he signed a deal with Heche in May. She then turned it into a manuscript before her death.
She was declared brain dead on August 12 after suffering major injuries from a fiery car crash in Los Angeles. She was 53.
Aside from her romance with DeGeneres, "Call Me Ann" will also delve into her relationship with her "Six Days, Seven Nights" co-star Harrison Ford, who became her mentor. She even talked about her encounter with the producer Harvey Weinstein, her relationship with God, and other personal stories, prompts, and poems. "Call Me Ann" will hit the bookshelves in January 2023.