Who Is Cynthia Heche? Sister Of Anne Heche

by Pragya Fri May 19 2023 Updated On Mon Jun 12 2023

Cynthia Heche is the sister of the late American actress Anne Heche. She was born on August 26, 1961, to her late parents, Nancy and Donald Joe Heche

She had four siblings. She died due to a heart defect. 

About Cynthia's Sister Anne 

Anne was a professional actress. She was famously known for her role as Maggie Pistone in the crime drama movie Donnie Brasco

She has done many movies, series, and theater throughout her acting. 

She was raised by her parents in Aurora, Ohio. She had four siblings, three sisters and a brother Nate Heche

She died on August 11, 2022

Cynthia Heche's sister, Anne Heche.
Cynthia Heche's sister, Anne Heche. Source: Instagram

Was Anne Married?

Anne was not married and was dating at the time of her death. She had married once in her lifetime, and it was with Coleman Laffoon

They tied the knot in 2001 and shared a son named Homer Heche Laffooon

Anne and Coleman were married for five and a half years, but after that, she filed for divorce, which got approved in 2009.

Anne also shared a son named Atlas Heche Tupper with her boyfriend, James Tupper, whom she dated for over a decade after ending her first marriage. 

Anne Heche with her sons.
Anne Heche with her sons. Source: Instagram

Anne's Dating Life

Anne was bisexual by her sexuality, so she dated both men and women. In the 1990s, she was in a relationship with Lindsay Buckingham

They dated for a year before breaking up. After that, she got into a relationship with Steve Martin for two years. 

In 1997, Anne started dating Ellen DeGeneres. When Anne and Ellen were dating, they were noted as the world's first gay super couple. 

However, their relationship didn't last long, as in 2000, they ended up breaking up, and it was a messy breakup.

Anne also dated Thomas Jane in 2019 for over a year. 

Age And Net Worth 

Her sister Anne died at the age of 53 years old. She had a net worth of $4 Million.

Anne Got Raped

Anne was one of Hollywood's best actresses and had a successful life. 

But she faced lots of issues in her childhood. 

Her father sexually assaulted and raped her for many years. 

She shared her story through her book and mentioned that she got herpes disease because of her dad. 

Her dad died of AIDS in 1983 at the age of 45, and at that time, Anne was just 14 years old. He was one of the first people who was diagnosed with AIDS.

After she learned about her father's diagnosis, she got scared that she also had AIDS because her dad forcefully made a sexual relationship with her. 

After Anne opened up about her father raping her, her mother and sisters got apart because they didn't believe her.

Anne's Mom Didn't Like Her Sexuality

Anne was homosexual by her sexuality, and she dated both men and women during her life. However, her relationship with Ellen was not hidden from anyone. 

Anne accepted who she was and opened up about her sexuality with her mom.  

Anne told her mom that she fell in love with a woman, and after knowing about Anne's lesbian relationship, she disgraced her daughter. 

Anne's mom Nancy is a very religious woman who believes same-sex relationships are immoral. 

Nancy couldn't accept her daughter being homosexual. When Anne shared about her father abusing her, Nancy didn't trust her, and because of all their issues, Anne and Nancy parted away. 

Before Anne's death, she made it very clear that she had no intention of making things okay with her mom. 

Anne Got An Alter Ego

Anne's childhood was full of struggles as her dad abused her. 

In one of the interviews, she revealed her dad's mental illness and claimed that she inherited that same mental illness, Schizophrenia, from her dad. 

She revealed that she developed an alter ego in herself named Celestia, who she believed to be a half-sister of Jesus

She didn't know what happened to her, but she claimed that the alter ego helped her escape her struggles as she believed she was from another planet. 

Her alter ego made her create her world that she was from heaven and god was trying to be in touch with her from her. 

She created a whole new world inside her mind and trusted it was confirmed; however, in the interview with Barbara Walters, she claimed it was her mental delusion.

Cause Of Anne's Death 

Anne died on August 11, 2022, after she got into a car accident. It was known that she drove her car in one of the houses in Los Angeles

One of the neighbors called 911 to inform them about the accident and even told them that the car was on fire and there was smoke. Within 5 minutes, Anne received help, and she was rushed to the hospital. 

She was kept on the ventilator as her condition was critical, but there were chances of survival. 

However, she didn't survive, as she suffered from severe lung damage, brain injury, and burns during the accident. 

She was charged with driving under the influence, but the charges were dropped as soon as her death was confirmed. 

The reason behind her death was the inhalation of smoke and the fatal injury she suffered from the accident.

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