ELLEN DeGeneres' former lover Anne Heche has thrown major shade at the talk show host, who she dated for nearly four years before splitting in 2000. In a new podcast with Bret Easton Ellis, actress Anne, 47, who has been married to James Tupper since 2007, has suggested that Portia De Rossi’s career has suffered since marrying Ellen.
“She was a lead on television shows and a celebrated actress and I haven’t seen her career exploding,” said Anne. “I don’t know what happened to Portia, I can only imagine because I was in a relationship with the woman she’s in a relationship with, so I have some ideas about what happened that has nothing to do with Hollywood.”
The outburst is said to have rocked Ellen, who is notoriously controlling of her sunny image.
While the star of Volcano and Six Days Seven Nights refused to elaborate, insiders from Ellen’s circle have some ideas. A source told US Life & Style magazine, “Anne spilled what everyone in Ellen’s camp has always known – dating Ellen is tantamount to career suicide in Hollywood. If you’re with Ellen, it’s her career, and only her career, that matters. You pretty much give up your life.”