Over the years, Anne Heche has made a name for herself in various movie and TV projects — but it was her role as a mother that quickly became her favorite part to play.
Ohio native, Heche, was the first to expand her family when she gave birth at home to son Homer in 2002. Heche Coleman LaffoonAfter having their first child, they gave up after three years. The Another WorldThe alum continued his journey James TupperAtlas, their son, was born in 2009.
After separating from Tupper for nearly a decade, Heche opened up about being a single mom to two young boys.
“It’s exactly like they say: girls like to sit and color and they are sweet and they let you comb their hair. Boys — my boys and every other boy I know — are active, active, active,” she said during an interview with Breezy Mama2013. “I play all these things I never thought I would play. Anything that they love with a ball. Boys love to cuddle and be loved. When they’re tired, boys love to cuddle with their mamas. That’s the blessing of boys.”
As her children grew older, the Emmy winner continued to lavish praises on them. In honor of her youngest son’s 13th birthday, Heche took to social media to praise his impact on her life.
“Atlas is a TEEN-AGER? With the children being separated from their parents in the nonsense of hatred and war, I weep, I shared my tears last night,” she wrote via Instagram in March 2022, referring to the war in Ukraine. “Today I celebrate both of my sons for each of their monumental Birthdays. #13 #20 #loveourchildren #endthewar.”
Two months later, Hech shared a photo of her posing with her boys, writing via Instagram, “#luckiestmom.”
August 2022 Us WeeklyIt was confirmed that Return to ParadiseStar was involved in a car accident. Los Angeles Police Department reported that a Mini Cooper driver fled the road after it reached an intersection. The vehicle collided with a house, igniting itself in flames.
Heche’s representative told Us that their client was “currently in stable condition,” adding: “Her family and friends ask for your thoughts and prayers and to respect her privacy during this difficult time.”
Later that month, the rep said that Broadway star became ill from the health scare. “At this time she is in extreme critical condition she has a significant pulmonary injury requiring mechanical ventilation and burns that require surgical intervention,” the statement read. “She is in a coma and has not regained consciousness since shortly after the accident.”
Less than one week after the accident, a spokesperson for Heche’s family confirmed that she would likely not survive after sustaining serious burns.
“We want to thank everyone for their kind wishes and prayers for Anne’s recovery and thank the dedicated staff and wonderful nurses that cared for Anne at the Grossman Burn Center at West Hills hospital,” the statement read. “Unfortunately, due to her accident, Anne Heche suffered a severe anoxic brain injury and remains in a coma, in critical condition. She is not expected to survive.”
TheI know what you did last summerStar died August 12, 2022, at the age of 53 after being declared brain-dead.
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