Difficult relationship. Former partner of Anne Heche James Tupper claimed that the late actress, who died without a will, left him her property.
According to court documents obtained Us weekly, Big little lies The actor objected to the decision of the court to plant son Heche Homer Lafun in charge of the estate in September 2022. Homer – walk and talk the only son of an actress with an ex-husband, Coleman “Cowley” Lafune.
Before Heche’s death at the age of 53 in a car accident in August 2022, the Ohio native and Tupper dated for more than a decade. The couple met in 2006 on the set of their film. men in the trees while Heche was still married to Kolya and began dating the following year. If and Birth The actress finalized her divorce in March 2009, the same year that she and Tupper welcomed their son, Atlas.
After a divorce and a high-profile relationship with Ellen DeGeneres In the late 1990s, the Emmy Award winner joked that she enjoyed being “forever engaged” to Tupper during an interview in May 2011. Telegraph.
“Well, he gave me a ring every year, so I don’t want to stop it. I have a whole collection,” she said at the time. “Besides, I was already married, and so was he. I don’t know what each of us will gain or what will change, what will benefit us.”
Heche added that despite being single on paper, her relationship with Revenge alum “apparently worked very well”.
However, the couple separated five years later. Volcano The actress filed a petition for custody of her son and alimony. The ensuing litigation was not always cordial: Heche sought to obtain her former partner’s full financial records, including his tax information, assets, and current contracts.
During a February 2020 hearing on the matter, Tupper’s legal representative Laura Wasser claimed that Psycho The actress deliberately delayed the decision on the case.
“I think if she doesn’t see the numbers she likes, she asks for more information. [A] Mr. Tupper’s 2019 credit card statement will not help Ms. Heche either reduce her income or increase it, ”Wasser said at the time.
She continued: “My problem here, Your Honor, is that we are trying to accomplish what should be relatively simple. [case] …for some reason, Ms. Heche is constantly in charge [her attorney] RS. [Teresa] Lin do things that won’t solve the case.”
Despite their differences, Tupper published a tribute Six days, seven nights actress while she was in a coma in September 2022. Just hours before Heche’s death was confirmed, Mercy The alum shared a photo of their former partner on Instagram, writing, “Love you forever 💔.”
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