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Tammy Lynn Michaels
Originally posted 09/26/2014 12:45PM
As Breast Cancer Awareness Month approaches, two of music's most high-profile survivors are speaking out about winning their battles with the disease.
Originally posted 01/18/2011 05:40PM
Melissa Etheridge may have found new love with Linda Wallem, but her ex Tammy Etheridge doesn't seem to be so thrilled by the new relationship.
Sharing her side of the story in a lengthy post on her blog Tuesday, Tammy says she moved out of the marital home in Nov. 2009 but wasn't sure it was a permanent split. "One never even said one was breaking up with me," Tammy writes.
"I trusted there was no one else," she continues in a series of poetry-style stanzas. "I didn't know there was someone moving in as I was moving out."
Originally posted 10/12/2010 03:00PM
Melissa Etheridge's attorney may claim "[Tammy Lynn Michaels] is being completely supported by Melissa and has been since they separated," but Michaels is arguing otherwise.
"Pays all the bills not entirely true," Michaels writes on her blog. "Pays all the bills she chooses to pay [and] pays all the bills her people thinks are important enough to pay is more accurate."
Michaels, 35, says she's been left with no meal money by Etheridge, 49. "When I went to get cash just last week [to eat] ... not enough funds," she wrote.
Originally posted 10/02/2010 10:00AM
Nearly six months after announcing her split from longtime love Tammy Lynn Michaels, Melissa Etheridge is ready to enter the dating world again.
"You gotta be fearless about these things," she told PEOPLE at Hard Rock's Pinktober Breast Cancer Awareness program launch this week.
The rocker, 49, has been choosing to focus on love instead of fear to get through the past year. "There is no fear when you choose love," she explained. "The more you choose love, the more love is in your life. It gets easier and easier."
Originally posted 07/15/2010 06:00PM
In detailed new court papers, Melissa Etheridge says she cherishes every moment she can spend with her kids between her tour dates this summer. So, she was shocked when she traveled to Boston on July 6 to see 3-year-old twins Johnnie Rose and Miller – only to be served with court papers from her ex instead.
"[She] used our children as pawns," the rocker, 49, says in court papers released Thursday in her increasingly bitter split with Tammy, 35.
In other papers released Thursday, Tammy revealed her finances as she continues to seek support from Etheridge.
Originally posted 07/08/2010 08:00PM
Are Melissa Etheridge and Tammy Lynn Michaels headed for a custody battle?
Almost a week after the singer filed legal documents to end their partnership, Michaels also went to court to file her own papers.
But while Etheridge, 49, requested joint custody of the couple's 3-year-old twins, Michaels, 35, is seeking full legal and physical custody, with visitation for Etheridge, documents filed in L.A. County Superior Court show. Michaels gave birth to son Miller and daughter Johnnie in 2006. She is also asking the court to grant her spousal support.
Originally posted 05/24/2010 03:25PM
Melissa Etheridge may have told Oprah Winfrey that her breakup with Tammy was "as mutual as those things can be," but the singer's former partner is now publicly disagreeing.
"I did not go anywhere, honey. And you and I both know it," the former Tammy Lynn Michaels, 35, wrote on her blog Thursday. She does not mention her ex by name, but refers to her "wife" in the post. "Please stop telling the press it was mutual."
In the post titled "no more censorship for me?," Tammy writes that her relationship with Etheridge, 48, "didn't work out. You evolved. You needed to be happy – but really you withdrew your hands from family and intimacy to pluck those strings more."
Originally posted 10/30/2008 12:25PM
Melissa Etheridge has a message about California's Proposition 8, which would ban same sex marriage: It's lame!
But those aren't her words – that's how the singer's 9-year-old son, Beckett, described it.
"He, being 9 years old and very proud of his reading skills, read 'Changes California Constitution to eliminate right of same sex couples to marry," wrote Etheridge in her blog on The Daily Beast. "He looked at me, very matter-of-factly and said, 'Wow, that's lame.' "
Originally posted 10/01/2008 05:00PM
Melissa Etheridge plans to legally tie the knot with her longtime partner, Tammy Lynn Michaels.
But the couple, whose twins turn 2 this month, are still in pre-planning stages. "We're trying to find the right time now actually to go down and do it – [that] is where we're at," Etheridge said Wednesday, according to Extra.
When the pair first exchanged vows five years ago in Malibu, same-sex marriages weren't legally recognized in California. (Michaels, however, has changed her last name to Etheridge.) Earlier this year, California's Supreme Court ruled to allow gay marriage under the state's constitution.
Originally posted 04/18/2006 07:00AM
Melissa Etheridge and partner Tammy Lynn Michaels are sharing some major family news with their fans.
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