Anne Heche tried to warn Portia de Rossi about dating Ellen DeGeneres, she revealed in a resurfaced episode of her podcast.
The ‘Six Days Seven Nights’ star, who died last Friday after sustaining serious injuries when she plowed her car into a house, explained to her co-host that de Rossi thought dating the former talk show host made her a “poster child.” ‘ would make. for a gay relationship.
“I warned Portia,” she said in the June 2021 episode of “Better Together.” “Portia even asked me about Ellen before she came to my wedding, and Portia even said, ‘I’m going after Ellen.'”
Heche, 53, said she told the “Arrested Development” star that the relationship would not help her gain fame.
“‘You won’t be the sign, girl,'” Heche reminds de Rossi, “‘because guess what, that sign was already taken; and besides, it wasn’t a great place.
“But yours isn’t getting any easier. And I’m telling you now, like, red flag, red flag, red flag!’”
Heche went on to shadow de Rossi, with whom she appeared in “Ally McBeal,” as a woman comparable to a luxury car.
“I realized Ellen was driving a Porsche… and then she married one,” Heche said. “All she did was drive Porsches and she collected them, and I just thought it was stupid because they were so noisy.”
The “Volcano” star was in a relationship with DeGeneres, 64, from 1997 to 2000. She later told Vidak For Congress that their relationship “canceled” her in Hollywood.
“I haven’t taken a studio photo in 10 years,” she claimed. “I was fired on a $10 million photo deal and didn’t see the light of day in a studio photo.”
Meanwhile, the voice actress “Finding Nemo” and de Rossi just celebrated their 14th wedding anniversary.