The truth about Anne Heche’s ex-husband

Meanwhile, fans have heard that Anne Heche suffered a horrific car accident that seriously injured the actor. She fell into a coma after the crash, NBC News reported. Details about her current condition in the hospital, her behavior just before the crash, and possible legal ramifications spread like wildfire. But what was the status of Heche’s personal life before the crash?

Fans may recall that Heche was previously in a relationship with comedian Ellen DeGeneres (via Today) from 1997 to 2000. Heche even appeared in her then-girlfriend’s seminal sitcom, Ellen. Heche had a 10-year partnership with actor James Tupper and they had one son together, Atlas.

Prior to these high-profile pairings, however, the Hollywood star had also been married before. She and Coleman “Coley” Laffoon married in 2001 before finalizing their divorce in 2009. While the union gave birth to their now 20-year-old son Homer, the relationship ended pretty badly. The exes spent years in court trying to settle the terms of their divorce.

Unlike DeGeneres and Tupper, who are both highly recognizable stars, Laffoon isn’t a Hollywood guy. So who is Coleman Laffoon and how was their marriage?

Anne Heche’s ex-husband is a real estate agent

Anne Heche and Coleman Laffoon married in 2001. The couple eventually separated in 2006, with Laffoon filing for divorce citing irreconcilable differences, and the divorce was finalized in 2009. Laffoon isn’t an A-lister like some of Heches Ex, but he once worked in the entertainment industry. Interestingly, he was even on the payroll as a cinematographer for Ellen DeGeneres! So what exactly is he up to these days?

Today, Laffoon works as a real estate agent, having earned his California real estate license in 2007. He seems to be quite successful in his field as he worked on a high profile deal for actor Jack Black whose Hollywood Hills home was up for sale in 2020 for $1.995 million. Laffoon recently revealed on Instagram that he’s signed a deal for a client for a $3.2 million home!

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According to Heavy, Laffoon remarried Alexandra “Alexi” Laffoon in 2015. Alexi is also his real estate partner, and the two spend time developing and flipping properties themselves. The couple have two daughters, Zoey Marine and Emmy Lou, and welcomed a son, Wyatt Tennyson, in 2021.

When Anne Heche and Coleman Laffoon split in 2006, their divorce settlement was far from easy. In fact, it got ugly, downright ugly, since there was a kid involved.

The exes were in a nasty divorce battle

In court papers from the case (per People), Laffoon cast doubt on Heche’s parenting skills and sanity, revealing that he had “serious concerns about her mental capacity to care for Homer for an extended period of time.” Heche had previously opened up about her mental health struggles in her memoir called Call Me Crazy. However, she denied those claims and fired back that Laffoon was unwilling to get a job to adequately care for Homer.

The two were fighting over spousal support, property and custody of their son. Ultimately, the two settled for 50/50 custody of Homer in 2009 (via People), with Laffoon receiving no spousal support but Heche paying $3,700 a month in child support. Heche also had to shell out $515,000 in a lump sum cash payment. Her ex-husband also received her common property, including over $700,000 worth of stocks and assets.

Anne Heche’s ex-partner James Tupper, as well as her former boyfriend Thomas Jane, have spoken out for her during this difficult time. Taking to Instagram, Tupper said of People, “Thoughts and prayers for this beautiful woman, actress and mother tonight, Anne Heche, we love you.”

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