Heche, Laffoon marry

· Sep 5, 2001 Tweet

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – Actress Anne Heche, once part of America’s most prominent lesbian couple, has married a cameraman she reportedly met while making a documentary about former girlfriend Ellen DeGeneres, her publicist said.
Heche, 32, who starred alongside Harrison Ford in the 1998 film “Six Days, Seven Nights,” married 27-year-old Coleman “Coley” Laffoon Saturday in Los Angeles, publicist Brad Cafarelli said.

Cafarelli said 75 friends and relatives of the couple attended their intimate “celebration and ceremony” on the grounds of a 1920s-era villa. He said the couple will honeymoon after Heche conducts a 10-city book tour to promote her autobiography, “Call Me Crazy.”

Heche, who split with DeGeneres in August of last year, reportedly met Laffoon while he was working as a cameraman on a documentary about DeGeneres’s stand-up comedy tour.

Heche and DeGeneres instantly became America’s most prominent lesbian couple when they went public with their love affair in the spring of 1997.

That announcement came shortly after DeGeneres’s character came out of the closet on the ABC series “Ellen,” making her the first openly gay lead character on U.S. network television.

DeGeneres, 43, is now set to star in a new sitcom slated to premiere on CBS this fall.

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This article was published Sep 5, 2001 at 12:00 am and last updated Sep 5, 2001 at 12:00 am

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