Thomas Jane Who Starred Opposite Anne Heche In 2009 Before Becoming Couple Decade Later Pays Tribute

Actor Thomas Jane, 53, who had both starred with Anne Heche in several films as well as dated the actress has paid tribute to his ex who is currently in intensive care in a Los Angeles hospital.

Heche, also 53, was speeding along a residential street in the Mar Vista area of the city before she lost control of the Mini Clubman she was driving, careening through a hedge and slamming into a family home, before setting both ablaze.

‘While Anne and I are no longer an item, todays tragic news was devastating to me and to all who love her. My heart goes out to Anne and her two sons. As of right now Anne is stable and expected to pull through. My thoughts and prayers are with Anne, one of the true talents of her generation. Thank God no one else was hurt,’ Thomas Jane told DsilyMail.com. 

Jane and Heche were involved with one another as recently as 2020 and had even bought a house together at one point. 

Anne Heche and Thomas Jane worked on HBO’s Hung from 2009-2011 where they played a divorced couple

The pair first became friends a decade ago when they played exes on the HBO series Hung for two years. THey are pictured here in February of 2020 when they were officially a couple 

A photo from earlier on Friday shows Heche moments before the second accident at the wheel with a bottle of vodka with a red cap plonked in the cup holder

Heche had been driving her blue Mini Clubman in the Mar Vista area of Los Angeles when she careered into a garage of an apartment complex

The horrific crash caused the car to explode into flames before Heche was dragged away by firefighters and raced to hospital in an ambulance

The pair had known each other for more than a decade and had co-starred as an acrimoniously divorced couple in the HBO series Hung which ran from 2009-2011.

Jane played a single father who made ends meet by becoming a male prostitute. 

At the time of filming, both were both involved with other people. Heche was with actor James Tupper while Jane was with fellow actress Patricia Arquette.

Almost a decade later, Heche and Jane would work alongside each other once more as they portrayed a married couple in the Netflix indie thriller The Vanished.

In late 2019, the pair went public with their romance, although they are no longer together.   

Heche shares son Atlas with her ex James Tupper. They were married from 2008 to 2018.

She was previously married to Coleman Laffoon and finalized their divorce in 2009. They share 20-year-old son Homer.

And Heche dated Ellen DeGeneres from 1997 to 2000. 

Jane shares daughter Harlow, 19, with his ex Patricia Arquette. They were married from 2006 to 2011.

Kiss kiss: The two looked happy as can be as they were photographed at the Hollywood China Night Oscar viewing party in February 2020, but the pair are no longer together

Thomas Jane and Anne Heche at the Hung Season Premiere in 2010

Their exes: On the left is Thomas and Patricia Arquette in 2005. And on the right is Anne with James Tupper in  2009

 One resident estimated Heche’s car to have been traveling at close to 100mph. The video ends seconds later with a loud crash

Heche, a native of Aurora, Ohio, most recently starred in the action pic 13 Minutes,’in which she starred alongside Thora Birch, Amy Smart and Will Peltz.

She went through a very public divorce in January 2018 from her ex-husband James Tupper. The couple were together for 10 years and share a son, Atlas, 13. 

She was well known for her romance with Ellen DeGeneres in the 1990s.

She brought the talk show host to the premiere of her movie Volcano in 1997. She claimed the act saw her being ‘blacklisted’ from Hollywood. 

‘I didn’t do a studio picture for 10 years,’ she told Page Six. ‘I was fired from a $10 million picture deal and did not see the light of day in a studio picture.’ 

Heche noted how her relationship with DeGeneres ‘wasn’t a long-term love affair;’ the two were snapped in 2000

Following her and Ellen’s breakup, she was found incoherent and babbling in the California desert. 

She stumbled into a stranger’s home before being carted off to a hospital – hours after breaking up with the comedian. 

‘I was told to go to a place where I would meet a spaceship. I was told in order to get on the spaceship that I would have to take a hit of ecstasy,’ Heche explained. 

‘Fresno was the culmination of a journey and a world that I thought I needed to escape to in order to find love.’ 

Shortly after the couple dated, the director tied the knot to Coley Laffoon, while the talk show presenter started a relationship with her now-wife Portia de Rossi. 

Heche’s divorce from the cameraman was finalised in 2009, two years after they initially ended their romance. 

The blonde later started dating Men In Trees co-star James Tupper in 2007, before they split in 2018. 

Heche has also previously been open about her battles with substance abuse.

‘I drank. I smoked. I did drugs. I had sex with people. I did anything I could to get the shame out of my life,’ she told ABC News in 2001.

The ex files: Heche tied the knot to cameraman Coley Laffoon a year after breaking up from Ellen, but their divorce was finalized in 2009 (pictured in 2004)

She said her choices were because of a painful childhood in which she was sexually abused by her father, Donald Heche.

‘I’m not crazy, but it’s a crazy life. I was raised in a crazy family and it took 31 years to get the crazy out of me.

‘I had a fantasy world that I escaped to. I called my other personality Celestia. I believed I was from that world. I believed I was from another planet. I think I was insane.’ 

‘He raped me, he stuck his d**k in my mouth, he fondled me, he put me on all fours, and had sex with me,’ Heche said of the abuse by her father. 

‘I think it’s always hard for children to talk about abuse because it is only memory. I didn’t carry around a tape recorder … I didn’t chisel anything in stone … Anybody can look and say, ‘Well how do you know for sure?’ And that’s one of the most painful things about it. You don’t,’ Heche said in the 2001 interview. 

Heche also revealed that she had herpes as a young girl, but did not know if her mother knew she was being molested by her father. 

‘I had a rash, I had sores, I had welts on my nose and on my lips.’ 

Heche said she does not describe herself as straight, gay or bisexual. ‘I would never limit myself to saying I would be with a man or a woman,’ she said.

Anne Heche and James Tupper are pictured together in 2009 in Los Angeles, left. Tupper and Heche are pictured together in 2017, right

Last night, Heche was said to be intubated and in a critical condition in an LA hospital having suffered horrific burns during the collision. 

She was recorded being dragged out of the mangled wreck by firefighters after her car burst into flames mid-morning on Friday.

She could be seen writhing around on the stretcher before she was bundled into the back of an ambulance and rushed to a nearby intensive care unit.

Shocking images also show the burnt out wreckage of her Mini Clubman as it was towed out of a hedge across the road from a school in the Mar Vista area. 

An earlier shot also shows Heche moments before the second accident at the wheel, with what appeared to be a vodka bottle sitting in the cup holder. 

Video captured by a doorcam shows the vehicle owned by the actress speeding down a Mar Vista street moments before crashing into a home, sparking the blaze.

Actress Anne Heche has been intubated in a critical condition after crashing her Mini into a garage before speeding off and smashing it into an apartment block where it exploded

The 53-year-old suffered horrific burns during the collision and was recorded being dragged out of the mangled wreck by firefighters after it burst into flames in LA around 11am

An overhead view shows the massive amounts of damage caused by the fiery car crash to Anne Heche’s Mini 

Heche can be seen being removed from the scene on a stretcher and taken towards a waiting ambulance

Smoke can be seen billowing out of the roof of the home which the LA Fire Department say has been destroyed

Firefighters dampen down the remains of the blaze as they stand on the rooftop of the home

An interior shot shows the Mini Clubman’s airbag had blown out along with most of the decor being burnt through following the crash

Pictures and video showed her looking dazed at the wheel after the first crash, with a witness capturing her with a bottle with a red top on it in her car. It is not clear what was in the container but it looked like a vodka bottle

The actress, who dated Ellen Degeneres before they split up, suffered severe burns and has been intubated but is expected to live following the horror crash

Heche had been driving her blue Mini Clubman in the Mar Vista area of Los Angeles when she careered into a garage of an apartment complex.

Locals rushed to help the stricken actress with one man demanding she get out of the car. She ignored the advice and restarted the ignition, slammed her car into reverse and sped off down the road at speed.

Pictures and video showed her looking dazed at the wheel after the first crash, with a witness capturing her with a bottle with a red top on it in her car. 

She later quickly veered off the road again, smashed through a hedge and and rammed into a nearby home in the 1800 block of South Walgrove Avenue.

The Los Angeles Fire Department said it took 59 firefighters 65 minutes to put out the ‘stubborn flames’ and ‘rescue one female adult found within the vehicle.’ 

‘The house was tons of smoke. I think they used the crane to move the car to extract the driver. It was crazy,’ an eyewitness told NBC Los Angeles. 

Aerial footage showed her with brutal scarring across her back from the fire after her top appeared to have been shredded by the heat and she writhed across the stretcher in pain.

Firefighters were able to get the flames out within about an hour, according to Fox 11 but Heche suffered severe burns in the resulting blaze and is now in intensive care.

‘If there’s somebody alive in there this is going to be a miracle’ Fox 11 reporter Stu Mandel said as he watched from a helicopter hovering above the scene. 

Jawdropping pictures from the scene showed the burnt out hull of the car as it was recovered from the hedge before being towed away by the authorities.

‘We really had a multifaceted incident here,’ LAFD Capt. Erik Scott said. ‘We had a significant traffic collision, we had entrapment of a woman inside that, we had car that erupted into fire, and then we had a home that had significant fire that is red tagged. It’s at this point destroyed.’

‘Her condition prevents doctors from performing any tests to determine if she was driving under the influence of alcohol,’ TMZ reported.

Smoke could be seen billowing from the home following the crash on Friday morning

Firefighters survey the scene with Heche’s wrecked car in the middle of the picture

Firefighters can be seen at the home where Heche’s car ultimately came to a stop, having put out the flames 

Video captured on a doorbell camera sees the vehicle speeding down the street at excessive speeds 

DailyMail.com spoke exclusively with neighbor David Manpearl who caught the incident on his doorbell camera.

Manpearl’s home office looks out to his front yard on a quiet residential street about five houses away from where Heche plowed into a home.

‘At about 10:50am I heard a car go speeding by and looked out my window where I saw the car going about 90 miles an hour. Within seconds I heard a loud crash at which point I ran outside in my flip flops because I knew someone was hurt and boy was I right.’

DailyMail.com spoke exclusively with neighbor David Manpearl who caught the incident on his doorbell camera

Manpearl who has lived in the family friendly neighborhood said he ran towards the intersection where the Mini had crashed into the home.

‘Before I approached the car, I saw the resident of the home standing barefoot in the debris. She was in shock and frantically asked me to help get her pets out of the house. I was able to get the leashes for her two small dogs and escorted her out of the side of her house. She had her two dogs with her and a tortoise.’

Manpearl explained how he then went to the car to help the driver who was wedged inside between the airbag and the seat.

‘I tried speaking with her a few times asking if she was ok but she wasn’t responding so I had to get closer. I was able to open the back door of the car and crawled half-way inside. This time when I asked her if she was ok, she said no.’

Manpearl asked Heche if she could raise her hand to see if she was ok and she said no and made some grunts. That’s when the hero neighbor felt water dripping on him only to realize another neighbor was squirting a hose at the car which had now caught on fire and was quickly spreading up the walls of the house.

‘I tried to talk to her again and noticed it was getting smokey and the flames were now on my right and my left so I quickly made my way out of the car.’

The engineer made his way to the front of the house and attempted to put out the flames with another hose but realized it was useless because the whole house was ablaze.

By now nearly ten fire trucks had arrived on the scene.

‘I was positive that the driver was dead. That she had burned up. It took at least 30 minutes for the fire department to douse the flames, extract the car and pull her out of the car.’

‘I was surprised to find out that it was Anne Heche. I think I knew she had had problems in the past.’

The owner of the home, together with all her pets, tortoise included, spent the remainder of the day at Manpearl’s house where neighbors brought her food and clothes. The LAFD said her whole house is now destroyed.

The driveway of the home was cordoned off following the accident which has left Heche in intensive care

Firefighters were able to get the flames out within about an hour, according to Fox 11 but Heche suffered severe burns in the resulting blaze and is now in intensive care

Locals rushed to help the stricken actress but she immediately slammed her car into reverse and sped off down the road

Firefighters were able to get the flames out within about an hour, according to Fox 11 but Heche suffered severe burns in the resulting blaze and is now in intensive care

‘We really had a multifaceted incident here,’ LAFD Capt. Erik Scott said. ‘We had a significant traffic collision, we had entrapment of a woman inside that, we had car that erupted into fire, and then we had a home that had significant fire that is red tagged. It’s at this point destroyed’

Officers and firefighters are pictured on the scene following the horrific crash in Los Angeles on Friday morning

Heche, a native of Aurora, Ohio , most recently starred in the action pic 13 Minutes,’in which she starred alongside Thora Birch, Amy Smart and Will Peltz

She went through a very public divorce in January 2018 from her ex-husband James Tupper. The couple were together for 10 years and share a son, Atlas, 13

Heche, a native of Aurora, Ohio, most recently starred in the action pic 13 Minutes,’in which she starred alongside Thora Birch, Amy Smart and Will Peltz.

She went through a very public divorce in January 2018 from her ex-husband James Tupper. The couple were together for 10 years and share a son, Atlas, 13. 

She was well known for her romance with Ellen DeGeneres in the 1990s.

She brought the talk show host to the premiere of her movie Volcano in 1997. She claimed the act saw her being ‘blacklisted’ from Hollywood. 

‘I didn’t do a studio picture for 10 years,’ she told Page Six. ‘I was fired from a $10 million picture deal and did not see the light of day in a studio picture.’ 

Following her and Ellen’s breakup, she was found incoherent and babbling in the California desert. 

She stumbled into a stranger’s home before being carted off to a hospital – hours after breaking up with the comedian. 

‘I was told to go to a place where I would meet a spaceship. I was told in order to get on the spaceship that I would have to take a hit of ecstasy,’ Heche explained. 

‘Fresno was the culmination of a journey and a world that I thought I needed to escape to in order to find love.’ 

Shortly after the couple dated, the director tied the knot to Coley Laffoon, while the talk show presenter started a relationship with her now-wife Portia de Rossi. 

Heche’s divorce from the cameraman was finalised in 2009, two years after they initially ended their romance. 

The blonde later started dating Men In Trees co-star James Tupper in 2007, before they split in 2018. 

More recently, Heche had been involved with fellow actor Thomas Jane. The pair had co-starred as an acrimoniously divorced couple in the provocatively named 2009-2011 HBO series Hung. 

At the time, they were both involved with other people. She with James Tupper and he with Patricia Arquette.

Almost a decade later, the pair worked alongside each other once more as they portray a married couple in the Netflix indie thriller The Vanished.

In late 2019, the pair went public with their romance, although they are not together anymore. 

‘While Anne and I are no longer an item, todays tragic news was devastating to me and to all who love her. My heart goes out to Anne and her two sons. As of right now Anne is stable and expected to pull through. My thoughts and prayers are with Anne, one of the true talents of her generation. Thank God no one else was hurt,’ Thomas Jane told DsilyMail.com.

Heche has also previously been open about her battles with substance abuse.

‘I drank. I smoked. I did drugs. I had sex with people. I did anything I could to get the shame out of my life,’ she told ABC News in 2001.

She said her choices were because of a painful childhood in which she was sexually abused by her father, Donald Heche.

‘I’m not crazy, but it’s a crazy life. I was raised in a crazy family and it took 31 years to get the crazy out of me.

‘I had a fantasy world that I escaped to. I called my other personality Celestia. I believed I was from that world. I believed I was from another planet. I think I was insane.’ 

‘He raped me, he stuck his d**k in my mouth, he fondled me, he put me on all fours, and had sex with me,’ Heche said of the abuse by her father. 

‘I think it’s always hard for children to talk about abuse because it is only memory. I didn’t carry around a tape recorder … I didn’t chisel anything in stone … Anybody can look and say, ‘Well how do you know for sure?’ And that’s one of the most painful things about it. You don’t,’ Heche said in the 2001 interview. 

Heche also revealed that she had herpes as a young girl, but did not know if her mother knew she was being molested by her father. 

‘I had a rash, I had sores, I had welts on my nose and on my lips.’ 

Heche said she does not describe herself as straight, gay or bisexual. ‘I would never limit myself to saying I would be with a man or a woman,’ she said.

‘I’m not crazy, but it’s a crazy life’: Anne Heche battled sexually abusive father to rocked to fame in the 1990s… but says relationship with Ellen DeGeneres saw her blacklisted by Hollywood

Even before Friday’s horror crash Anne Heche had lived an eventful life in front of the cameras.

The actress, 53, shot to stardom in the late 1990s when she featured in the smash hit Donnie Brasco.

Her fame only increased when she started dating talk show host Ellen DeGeneres from 1997, before they split in 2000.

She told in a previous interview how she felt shunned by Hollywood when she turned up to the premiere of Volcano in 1997.

Heche claimed: ‘I didn’t do a studio picture for 10 years. I was fired from a $10 million picture deal and did not see the light of day in a studio picture.’

Heche noted how her relationship with DeGeneres ‘wasn’t a long-term love affair;’ the two were snapped in 2000

Heche is pictured in the 1998 film Return to Paradise

Heche is seen in the romantic comedy and action adventure film Six Days Seven Night, released in 1998

Heche is seen in the 1997 thriller I Know What You Did Last Summer. The film centers on four young friends who are stalked by a hook-wielding killer one year after covering up a car accident in which they killed a man

Following their breakup, she was found incoherent and babbling in the California desert.

She stumbled into a stranger’s home before being carted off to a hospital – hours after breaking up with the comedian.

Heche has stated that all of her other romantic relationships have been with men.

The ex files: Heche tied the knot to cameraman Coley Laffoon a year after breaking up from Ellen, but their divorce was finalized in 2009 (pictured in 2004)

After reportedly leaving DeGeneres for Coleman ‘Coley’ Laffoon in 2000, on September 1, 2001, Heche married the cameraman whom she met the previous year on DeGeneres’ stand-up comedy tour. They share a son.

Laffoon filed for divorce in February 2007, after five years of marriage. The divorce was finalized in 2009.

Heche reportedly left her husband for Men in Trees co-star James Tupper and in December 2008 she got pregnant with their first child. Tupper and Heche separated in 2018.

Heche has also previously been open about her battles with substance abuse.

‘I drank. I smoked. I did drugs. I had sex with people. I did anything I could to get the shame out of my life,’ she told ABC News a September 2001 interview.

She said her choices were because of a painful childhood in which she was sexually abused by her father, Donald Heche.

‘I’m not crazy, but it’s a crazy life. I was raised in a crazy family and it took 31 years to get the crazy out of me.’

Heche’s first starring role came in the 1998 romantic adventure Six Days, Seven Nights, where she appeared opposite Harrison Ford, portraying a New York City journalist ending up with a pilot, played by Ford in a deserted island following a crash landing. Six Days, Seven Nights received mixed reviews

She was cast in the film one day before her same-sex relationship with Ellen DeGeneres went public.

Although Heche was cast in a second starring role shortly thereafter as Vince Vaughn’s love interest in the 1998 drama Return to Paradise, she felt that her relationship with DeGeneres destroyed her prospects as a leading woman.

Her 1998 films remain the only theatrically released films in which she played a leading role.

Heche was chosen by People as one of the 50 Most Beautiful People in the World in that year.

Most of her roles in the early 2000s and 2010s were in independent films and television dramas. She also took on a role on Broadway in a play.

She has also featured in I Know What You Did Last Summer (1997), Six Days, Seven Nights (1998) and Return to Paradise (1998).

Anne Heche and James Tupper are pictured together in 2009 in Los Angeles, left. Tupper and Heche are pictured together in 2017, right

James Tupper, left, with son Atlas Heche Tupper, Anne Heche and Homer Laffoon are seen in Los Angeles in August 2012

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