It turns out Anne Heche had some choice words for actress Portia de Rossi about her relationship with ex-girlfriend Ellen DeGeneres.
The Emmy winner and Tony nominee, who died last week following a fiery car accident that left her in a coma for seven days, warned de Rossi of the “red flags” that came with meeting the actor.
Heche sounded the warning in a clip that surfaced on his podcast, “Better Together,” just a year before his tragic death at the age of 53.
“Portia even asked me about Ellen,” Heche told listeners of her ex, who she had a groundbreaking relationship with in the late ’90s. Ellen,'” Heche recalled on the June 2021 episode of the podcast.
But Heche warned de Rossi that she wasn’t going to be the star of this romance.
“You won’t be the star child, girl, because guess what, that star child has already been taken; and by the way, it wasn’t a great place,” Heche told the “Arrested Development” star.
“But yours won’t be any easier.” And I’m telling you now, like, red flag, red flag, red flag!”
Elsewhere in the podcast, Heche joked, “I realized Ellen was driving a Porsche – then she married one. All she did was drive Porsches and she collected them and I thought that was so stupid because they were so loud.
Heche dated talk show host “The Ellen Show” from 1997 until their romance abruptly fell apart in 2000.
The actress knew de Rossi after they both landed roles in PKB’s “Ally McBeal.”
What’s more, de Rossi was even a guest at her 2001 wedding to ex-husband Coleman Laffoon.
In October 2021, Heche exclusively told Page Six that his unhappy relationship with DeGeneres ultimately resulted in his “cancellation.”
“I haven’t done a studio shot for 10 years,” she said. “I got kicked out of a $10 million photography deal and didn’t see the light of day in a studio shot.”
DeGeneres and de Rossi celebrated their 14th wedding anniversary this week.