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Who Is Nancy Heche And Donald Joe Heche? Meet Anne Heche Parents

By Sriyukta Pradhananga | August 7, 2022 07:14 AM

Anne Heche has had a troublesome past with both her parents and has not talked to her mother for almost two decades. After recent car crash her past life with her parents resurfaces. ( Source : Rollingstone )

Anne Heche was born to parents, American activist Nancy Heche and choir director Donald Joe Heche, on May 25, 1969. The 53-year-old actress is famous for her work in Six Days and Seven Nights and portrayed the role of Vicky Hudson and Marley Love in the soap opera Another World.

The actress was reported to be stable after her car was speeding down a residential street and launched 30 feet into a home, leaving her with severe burns.

Anne isn't the only daughter of Donald and Nancy. They raised four more children along with the actress.

The celebrity parents never had a good relationship with their actress daughter. The following article will talk about her parents and their respective careers.

  • Anne Heche was involved in a car crash near South Walgrove Avenue, Los Angeles, on August 5, 2022.
  • In an interview back in 2011, Anne said she would never be able to repair her relationship with her mother.
  • Anne had accused her father of sexual abuse giving details about it in her 2001 memoir Call Me Crazy.

Who Is Anne Heche's Mother Nancy Heche?

Nancy Heche, the 85-year-old mother of Anne Heche, is famous for her work as an activist. She was never happy with her daughter's relationship with the renowned actress and television host Ellen Degeneres and expressed her feeling in her memoir The Truth Comes Out.

Nancy Heche grew up in a Catholic family in Indiana. The actress of mother attended Methodist Church, and her family belonged to a fundamentalist Church and resided in an Amish settlement.

Nancy Heche has never sided with her daughter whether it is in topic of her sexuality or her accusation towards her father and Nancy's husband Donald
Nancy Heche has never sided with her daughter whether it is in topic of her sexuality or her accusation towards her father and Nancy's husband Donald( Source : Al )

Coming from a Christian environment, it was no shocker that Anne's mother was disappointed in her daughter after seeing her with Ellen Degeneres and said that her daughter's sexuality felt like a betrayal of an unspoken vow.

Nancy Heche met her husband Donald in high school, and the two were part of the Methodist Church. Nancy Heche was ambitious, and so was Donald, and the couple made their way out of the small village in Indiana.

Nancy was disapproving of her daughter's relationship with famous host and comedian Ellen Degeners back in 1997.
Nancy was disapproving of her daughter's relationship with famous host and comedian Ellen Degeners back in 1997.( Source : Independent )

The 85 years old lived a life of a recluse as she was out of touch with the real-life world and was called an eerily compliant wife by The New York Times in 2009.

After her husband Donal died of AIDS in 1983, Nancy Heche became a Christian therapist and motivational speaker who lectures on behalf of James Dobson's Focus on The Family.

She is a speaker of PFOX and believes that homosexuality is a sin. 

Who Is Anne Heche Father Donald Joe Heche?

Donald Joe Heche was born in 1938, with the birth date unknown. He was born and brought in a strict household, and his family was part of a Methodist church.

Donald and Nancy were high school sweethearts and married each other as they shared similar values.

Nancy Heche accused her deceased father Donald Heche of sexual abuse and said that it was due to that reason she got herpes as an infant.
Nancy Heche accused her deceased father Donald Heche of sexual abuse and said that it was due to that reason she got herpes as an infant.( Source : Reddit )

Nancy, in her memoir in 2001, accused her father of sexually abusing her as an infant. Anne caught genital herpes, which her mother insisted was only diaper rash, and refused medical treatments. She wrote in her memoir that her sexual abuse continued till she was 12 years of age.

The father of the famous actress died on March 3, 1983, at 44 years of age, after fighting long and hard with AIDS.

Only then did Nancy realize that her husband was living a secret life. A religious man by day and a gay bar hopper at night.

After her husband's death, Nancy became a motivational speaker and condemned homosexuality.

Nancy And Donald's Other Four Children

Anne wasn't the only daughter of Nancy and Donald Heche. She had four more siblings.

Out of the five kids of Nancy and Donald Heche, three of them have already passed away.

Susan Heche died of brain cancer, and Anne had no connection with her sister.

Anne Heche (L) with her sister Abigail Heche in the premier of  IRIS - A Journey Through the World of Cinema on September 25, 2011.
Anne Heche (L) with her sister Abigail Heche in the premier of IRIS - A Journey Through the World of Cinema on September 25, 2011.( Source : Gettyimages )

Cynthia died in infancy due to a heart defect, and Nathan, her only brother, died in a car crash, which Anne says was a suicide.

Abigail is the only sibling alive, and Anne shares a good relationship with her.

Abigail is a jewelry designer and has previously said that Anne's accusations toward their father might not be accurate as she had once told Abigail that her memory of the incident is vague.




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