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Anne Heche's New Romance!

Anne Heche's New Romance!
Copyright 2007 Sergei Bachlakov/ ABC / ABC

ET breaks news that Anne Heche and James Tupper are a real-life couple.

Sources tell ET that ANNE HECHE has left her husband, COLEY LAFFOON, for her "Men in Trees" co-star JAMES TUPPER.

Heche's rep confirms that she and Laffoon have separated. The two were married in 2001 and have a son together. The rep issued this statement: "Actress Anne Heche and her husband Coleman Laffoon have decided to separate after five years of marriage. They have requested that they be allowed their privacy at this time."

"I always wanted to be a mom," Anne recently told ET. "I don't think you can ever imagine how much you just are in love. I tell [my son] HOMER ... I give him kisses all the time and he just has to be prepared that they are going to happen 100 times a day. "

As for having more children, Anne commented, "Right now, my baby is 'Men in Trees.'"

A spokesperson for her "Men in Trees" co-star confirms that Tupper and his wife split in November, but would not speculate on the on-set romance.

The two are currently in production in Vancouver on the hot show, which just got a new time slot after "Grey's Anatomy" on Thursday night.

"I absolutely love it," Anne says of the Canadian location. "I think it is very important to our show that we are in an atmosphere that at least portrays that we are in Alaska. I think it is a gorgeous place to shoot. It gives so many opportunities for locations. I really love being there."

Back in July when ET first interviewed the two co-stars on the set, they were already each other's fans.

"James Tupper is the leading man on this show, and if I did not get involved with him on the show, I'd be very disappointed," Anne said.

James commented, "I'm a really big fan of Anne's -- she's just wonderful."

On "Men in Trees," Anne plays a relationship coach living in the mostly male-populated town of Elmo, Alaska, where her character has an on-again, off-relationship with James.

"I have a blessed situation in my life," she told ET in July. "My husband is a stay-at-home dad. We chose to have a baby and chose to be together as a family.

"Coley and Homer go with me everywhere; that's why I wanted to do a TV show. I wanted to give my family a stable life and give them an opportunity to build a life, although mommy is an actress."

Stay tuned to ET for more on this breaking story.


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