Wednesday 17 October 2018

Revenge star James Tupper splits with Anne Heche after 10 years together

(L-R) Actor James Tupper and Actress Anne Heche attends Hallmark Hall of Fame's
(L-R) Actor James Tupper and Actress Anne Heche attends Hallmark Hall of Fame's "One Christmas Eve" Premiere Event at Fig & Olive Melrose Place on November 18, 2014 in West Hollywood, California. (Photo by Ari Perilstein/Getty Images for the Hallmark Hall of Fame)
(L to R) Guest, James Tupper, and Anne Heche attend HBO's Post Emmy Awards Reception at The Plaza at the Pacific Design Center on September 17, 2017 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Matt Winkelmeyer/Getty Images)
Anne Heche and James Tupper attend HBO's Official Golden Globe Awards After Party at Circa 55 Restaurant on January 8, 2017 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Joshua Blanchard/Getty Images)
Anne Heche and James Tupper attend The Hollywood Reporter and SAG-AFTRA Inaugural Emmy Nominees Night presented by American Airlines, Breguet, and Dacor at the Waldorf Astoria Beverly Hills on September 14, 2017 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Rich Fury/Getty Images for THR)
(L-R) Actor James Tupper and Actress Anne Heche attends Hallmark Hall of Fame's "One Christmas Eve" Premiere Event at Fig & Olive Melrose Place on November 18, 2014 in West Hollywood, California. (Photo by Ari Perilstein/Getty Images for the Hallmark Hall of Fame)

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Anne Heche has split from James Tupper.

The 48-year-old actress and her 'Men in Trees' co-star have gone their separate ways after more than 10 years together, but still "care very much" for one another.

The former couple have vowed to work together to raise their eight-year-old son Atlas, as well as 15-year-old Homer, Anne's son from her marriage to Coleman Laffoon.

Anne said in a statement: "James and I have shared a great life together and have many wonderful memories. We've enjoyed working together, most recently on 'The Brave', where he joins us for our two mind-bending finale episodes.

(L to R) Guest, James Tupper, and Anne Heche attend HBO's Post Emmy Awards Reception at The Plaza at the Pacific Design Center on September 17, 2017 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Matt Winkelmeyer/Getty Images)
(L to R) Guest, James Tupper, and Anne Heche attend HBO's Post Emmy Awards Reception at The Plaza at the Pacific Design Center on September 17, 2017 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Matt Winkelmeyer/Getty Images)

"Relationships change and grow; we're taking time for that. We care very much for each other and plan to continue raising our two beautiful boys in love and harmony. Thank you for allowing us privacy as our family evolves."

According to Us Weekly, Anne has filed a petition to seek joint custody of Atlas, and "reasonable visitation" rights for both parents.

She is also asking the 52-year-old actor pay her legal fees during a court battle.

Despite having been together for over a decade, Anne - who was previously in a relationship with Ellen DeGeneres - and James never married, and the actress previously described herself as "eternally engaged" and in no hurry to tie the knot.

She said: "I've already said yes. When I'm 60 I'm happy to walk down the aisle."

And for every year they never married, James - who was previously married to Kate Mayfield - presented Anne with a new ring.

Anne Heche and James Tupper attend The Hollywood Reporter and SAG-AFTRA Inaugural Emmy Nominees Night presented by American Airlines, Breguet, and Dacor at the Waldorf Astoria Beverly Hills on September 14, 2017 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Rich Fury/Getty Images for THR)
Anne Heche and James Tupper attend The Hollywood Reporter and SAG-AFTRA Inaugural Emmy Nominees Night presented by American Airlines, Breguet, and Dacor at the Waldorf Astoria Beverly Hills on September 14, 2017 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Rich Fury/Getty Images for THR)

She previously said: "Well, he's given me a ring every year so I don't want to stop that. I have quite a collection.

"Besides, I've been married before and so has he. I don't know what either of us would gain or what would change that would benefit us."

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