Coleman Laffoon
Birth Date:
May 27, 1905
Birth Place:
Cincinnati, Ohio, USA
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Anne Heche's Ex


Cameraman-turned-real estate agent Coleman Laffoon is known for his marriage to actress, screenwriter and director Anne Heche, which lasted from September 2001 to the early 2007 when they formally separated. The couple were involved in a long running court battle over spousal and child support. Their divorce was eventually finalized on March 10, 2009.   

Cincinnati, Ohio Native

Childhood and Family:

Coleman Laffoon was born on October 7, 1973, in Cincinnati, Ohio. He is the son of Polk Laffoon IV, vice president of corporate relations for newspaper giant Knight-Ridder. He attended the University of Florida.

On September 1, 2001, Coleman married actress Anne Heche (born May 25, 1969) after she had a same-sex relationship with comedian Ellen DeGeneres (from 1997 to 2000). The couple welcomed a baby boy, Homer Heche Laffoon, on March 2, 2002. Coleman and his wife formally split up in late January 2007. He filed for divorce on February 2, 2007. Following a long running court battle over spousal and child support, Coleman and Laffoon finally reached a divorce settlement on March 4, 2009. Their divorce was finalized on March 10, 2009.

Real Estate Agent


Coleman Laffoon received special thanks credit on the TV documentary “Ellen DeGeneres: The Beginning” (2000). He went on to serve as assistant camera on the television documentary “Ellen De Generes: American Summer Documentary” (2001). It was during this period that he met future wife Anne Hech and began dating her after she broke up with DeGeneres. Laffoon and Hech were married from September 2001 until they separated in early 2007.

On November 24, 2007,  Laffoon obtained California Real Estate License (Salesperson).

In 2010, Laffoon worked as real estate agent at Rick Hilton's firm, Hilton & Hyland.


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