Anne Heche Said Ellen Helped 'Cancel' Her in Final Interview About Ex

Video footage of Anne Heche speaking damningly of her ill-fated relationship with Ellen DeGeneres has received renewed attention since her untimely death.

Heche was critically injured after her Mini Cooper crashed into a home in Los Angeles on August 5, setting it on fire. TMZ also shared footage showing that Heche's vehicle had reportedly hit an apartment complex's garage shortly before the crash.

Footage captured from doorbell cameras at the time caught what appeared to be Heche's car traveling at a high speed in the moments before the collision, in the neighborhood of Mar Vista.

One week after her subsequent hospitalization, Heche, 53, passed away on August 12, with her representative saying in a statement that the mother of two would be "deeply missed" by those whose lives she had touched.

Anne Heche's podcast about Ellen DeGeneres resurfaces
Anne Heche is pictured left on November 18, 2020 in West Hollywood, California. Ellen DeGeneres is pictured right on July 10, 2016, in London, England. Heche's 2021 podcast episode, during which she spoke candidly about her relationship with DeGeneres, has resurfaced in the days since her death. Amy Sussman/Getty Images;/Anthony Harvey/Getty Images

Since the incident, a wave of attention has been paid to episodes of Better Together, the podcast that Heche hosted with her friend Heather Duffy Boylston.

In one particular episode, which premiered on YouTube on June 28, 2021, Heche spoke candidly about her relationship with DeGeneres, whom she dated between 1997 and 2000. She also shared reasons for why she split with the comedian.

The podcasting duo discussed reports that DeGeneres was heading to Africa, prompting Heche to quip: "Finally, she's [far] enough away that I'm starting to be able to breathe again. It's like fresh air a little bit... You know what I feel like with Ellen in Africa? I feel a little bit like a new man."

During the discussion, the pair alleged that DeGeneres banned Heche from her hugely popular The Ellen DeGeneres Show, allegedly making networks and studios reluctant to hire her because of her hindrance in promoting projects.

"We're finding now, people coming to us, and we're getting information about how she blocked you in ways that we had no idea," Boylston said to Heche of DeGeneres. "What we're finding is that that show was held over apparently your head as a tool for going out.

"If you're on a show, if you're in a film, they've got to go through the Ellen Show to promote it. And guess what? Ellen blocked you from the show, and everybody knows that—so much so that friends of ours who have gone on the show have told us that they have been told specifically in the green room before they go on the show not to bring up your name."

Boylston went on to say that "people are coming forward that I'm speaking with and saying, 'Well, our hands were tied with the Ellen Show.' And if you think about all the studios, the TV shows, the films that considered you and then though, 'Oh wait, there's that Ellen c***block that we have to consider. Let's just hire Mira Sorvino."

"That's right," responded Heche, before imagining an alleged stance that DeGeneres would have taken. "You have her in your movie, you have her in your show, you ain't gonna get promo on mine."

"We didn't realize that until the show was canceled, because then people were coming forward," Boylston said. "Because they were afraid to."

Heche then stated that she was "the original canceled and I'm going to be the original uncanceled. I am uncanceled today, I am finished with that. This is what I say: Goodbye, watch out, you're f***ed."

When asked directly by Boylston why she broke up with DeGeneres, Heche said: "Well, I think you know the answer to that question. I think we could probably whittle it down to one thing: If we live in love and kindness, and that is my destination and my dream for us all, I would say that was not her goal."

Ellen DeGeneres and Anne Heche
Ellen DeGeneres and Anne Heche are pictured together in July 13, 1999, in Westwood, California. Their relationship ended in 2000. Frank Trapper/Corbis via Getty Images

After suggesting that DeGeneres' public image was not authentic, Heche added: "I hope you like your money, because that's why I broke up with you. Do you like sitting on your piles of cash? Because, guess what, it gets you exactly where you are. And by the way, baby, it's what you wanted then and I hope you're liking it now."

"I broke up with her because her goal was to have a lot of money and mine was to find love," Heche went on. "Hers was, I want 60 billion. Good luck, our forks are never going to meet. The further we stay on with this, the further we will be apart."

Heche added of the comedian: "I mean, let's get back to some serious s***. She was a b****."

Amid Heche's hospitalization following her car crash, DeGeneres, 64, was spotted exiting a restaurant in Santa Barbara, California, when she was approached by a reporter who asked if she had spoken to the Men in Trees star.

"We are not in touch with each other, so I wouldn't know," she told the Daily Mail cameras regarding Heche's condition, before wishing her the best. "I don't want anyone to be hurt," she said.

A representative of DeGeneres told Newsweek that the comedian "only wants the best for Anne's family during this very difficult time."

Shortly after Heche's death was announced, DeGeneres took to Twitter to share a statement that read: "This is a sad day. I'm sending Anne's children, family and friends all of my love."

The duo announced their split in a statement to the New York Daily News.

"Unfortunately, we have decided to end our relationship. It is an amicable parting, and we greatly value the 3 1/2 years we have spent together," their statement read. "We hope everyone will respect our privacy through this difficult time."

Despite their cordial message, DeGeneres said their breakup came as a shock.

"She walked out the door, and I haven't spoken to her since," the comedian claimed to The Los Angeles Times in 2001. "I don't have the answers."