Heche, husband separate after five years of marriage

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Actress Anne Heche and her husband are separating after five years of marriage, her spokeswoman said Wednesday.

"They have requested that they be allowed their privacy at this time," publicist Lisa Kasteler said in a statement.

Heche, 37, and Coleman Laffoon, a motion picture cameraman, were married in September 2001 and have a 4-year-old son, Homer.

The couple met while working on a documentary about Ellen DeGeneres' return to stand-up comedy.

Heche had a high-profile relationship with DeGeneres for more than three years. They announced their separation in August 2000.

Heche currently plays a relationship guru who relocates to Alaska in the ABC television drama "Men in Trees." Her film credits include "Wag the Dog," "John Q" and "Donnie Brasco."
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