Anne Heche weds, closes the door on her
By Jocelyn McClurg, USA TODAY
Actress Anne Heche made a commitment to
heterosexuality Saturday by marrying the cameraman she met
while working on a documentary about her ex-lover, comedian
Heche, 32, and Coleman "Coley" Laffoon,
27, were married in a villa near L.A. in a ceremony attended
by 75 friends and family members, her publicist, Brad
Cafarelli, said Sunday.
Heche's wedding comes just days before
the release of her memoir, Call Me Crazy, and an
interview with Barbara Walters to be broadcast Wednesday on
On Monday, ABC released excerpts,
including Heche's revelation that she spent the first 31 years
of her life suffering from mental illness triggered by sexual
abuse by her father.
Heche says she was "insane" and believed
she was two people. Celestia, her other personality, was from
another planet and spoke a different language directly with
God, Heche says.
Heche says she was sexually abused by her
father from the time she was a toddler until she was 12.
Donald Heche, a choir director in a Baptist church who
frequented gay bars, died of AIDS in 1983.
The actress says she was insane during
her three-year relationship with DeGeneres, which ended last
year. She says she regained her sanity about a year ago, after
she was found wandering in Fresno, Calif., in a confused
state, shortly after her breakup with DeGeneres.
"I'm all here," Heche says of her current
mental state. "I could not be more elated with my life."
Cafarelli said Heche and her new husband
will honeymoon after she finishes a 10-city book tour.