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Anne Heche and her Men in Trees co-star, James Tupper, recently bought a new home in West Vancouver, where he’s living with the actress.

It’s a situation he says feels a little like heaven.

The Hollywood Gossip feels a little like puking.

“We are just exploring our relationship and it has been going very well,” Tupper tells the Vancouver Sun. “Where is it going? I don’t know. Ask me again in a year.”

As for their relationship and current situation, James Tupper says, “Canadians are so respectful, they really leave us alone a lot. We have experienced nothing but generosity and openness.”

Before returning to work on Season 2 of the ABC show about a big city therapist in a small Alaskan town, Tupper and Heche spent some quality time together.

Specifically, they spent three-and-a-half months in Los Angeles with Homer, Anne Heche’s 5-year-old son.

Homer’s father is Coleman Laffoon, also known as Coley Laffoon, a camera guy who is involved in a bitter dispute over child / spousal support and custody.

The gist: He says Heche is mentally unstable, while she says he is addicted to gambling and strippers and spanking it to online sex photos.

“He is unbelievable,” Tupper says (of Homer, not Laffoon).

“We had a cast baseball game on the weekend and he came off and slugged it over the short stop. He has got a preternatural swing.”

It was while shooting the show that James Tupper and Anne Heche first became friends who, he says, kept very clear boundaries.

“In that friendship, we kind of discovered we saw the world in a somewhat similar way,” says Tupper, originally from Nova Scotia. “I think we both made decisions that were based on the relationships we were in. “

Despite rumors that Heche again likes girls, their friendship eventually blossomed into something more, and the couple started dating last January, Tupper confirms.

“I wish people could meet her in person,” the smitten star says. “She has such a sparkle, such a love for people. She works so hard. She is so dedicated to all the good things.”