(He, uh, responded in a library verse.) Sometimes crazy person Heche — whose father revealed he was gay before his AIDS death (and who Heche says molested her as a child and gave her herpes), and whose mother is a Christian psychotherapist … It’s nice to know that some things in life never change.
It was 1997 and the Emmy Award-winning 28-year-old had four successive blockbusters filling cinema seats: Donnie Brasco opposite Al Pacino and Johnny Depp; Volcano with Tommy Lee Jones; I Know What You Did Last Summer; and – still her greatest critical triumph – Wag the Dog with Robert De Niro and Dustin Hoffman.In 1987 she started relation with her boyfriend Richard Burgi and after four years of relation they separated in 1991.She also shared relation with Steve Martin and Ellen De Generes.Heche's sister, Susan Bergman, was the author of Anonymity, a book about her father's long-closeted life and the impact his revelation and death on their family.Heche has never claimed to be lesbian, and says that with the exception of De Generes, all her romantic entanglements have been with men, including rocker Lindsey Buckingham, actor Steve Martin, and Desperate Housewives hunk Richard Burgi. "You fall in love with a person," she has said, "not a sex." She married Coleman 'Coley' Laffoon, a cameraman she met while making a comedy special with De Generes, and later divorced him, claiming in her divorce filing that she could "no longer ignore an escalating pattern in Coley's behavior, including a particular preoccupation with sexually graphic material and masturbation." In 2000, Heche was found wandering in a rural area outside Fresno.By her mid-20s, Heche says she had two personalities, herself and "Celestia", an alien from another planet who could talk to dead people, see into the future, and was a half-sister of Jesus Christ.