An advanced relationship. Anne Heche’s former accomplice James Tupper claimed that the late actress, who died with no will, left him her property.
According to court docket paperwork obtained by Us Weekly, the Big Little Lies actor objected to a court docket’s resolution to place Heche’s son Homer Laffoon in command of the property in September 2022. Homer is the Walking and Talking actress’ solely son together with her ex-husband, Coleman “Coley” Laffoon.
Prior to Heche’s dying at age 53 following a automotive crash in August 2022, the Ohio native and Tupper dated for over a decade. The pair met in 2006 on the set of their movie Men In Trees whereas Heche was nonetheless married to Coley and commenced courting the next 12 months. Coley and the Birth actress finalized their divorce in March 2009, the identical 12 months she and Tupper welcomed their son, Atlas.
After a divorce and a high-profile relationship with Ellen DeGeneres within the late Nineteen Nineties, the Emmy Award winner joked that she was having fun with being “eternally engaged” to Tupper throughout a May 2011 interview with The Telegraph.
“Well, he’s given me a ring every year, so, I don’t want to stop that. I have quite a collection,” she advised the outlet on the time. “Besides, I’ve been married before and so has he. I don’t know what either of us would gain or what would change that would benefit us.”
Heche added that regardless of not being married on paper, her relationship with the Revenge alum was “obviously working out pretty well.”
Five years later, nevertheless, the couple known as it quits and the Volcano actress filed a petition to determine custody of their son and baby assist. The ensuing proceedings weren’t at all times cordial, with Heche looking for to acquire her former accomplice’s full monetary information together with his tax data, belongings and appearing contracts.
During a February 2020 listening to on the matter, Tupper’s authorized consultant Laura Wasser claimed that the Psycho actress was willfully delaying a decision within the case.
“I think if she is not seeing numbers that she likes, she asks for additional information. [A] credit card statement for Mr. Tupper in 2019 is not going to help Ms. Heche either reduce her income or increase his,” Wasser mentioned on the time.
She continued: “My issue here, your honor, is when we try to comply to what should be a relatively simple [case] … for some reason, Ms. Heche continuously directs [her attorney] Ms. [Teresa] Lin to do things that will not resolve the case.”
Despite their disagreements, Tupper posted a tribute to the Six Days, Seven Nights actress whereas she was in a coma in September 2022. Just hours earlier than Heche’s dying was confirmed, the Mercy alum shared a photograph of his former accomplice by way of Instagram, writing, “Love you forever 💔.”
Scroll by means of for a glance again at Heche and Tupper’s ups and downs through the years: