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
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