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Melissa and Tammy Etheridge Split

Melissa-etheridge-tammy-lynn-michaels  After nine years together and seven years of marriage, rocker/lesbian icon Melissa Etheridge and wife actress Tammy (née Michaels) are U-Haulin' to separate residences.

The couple has been through breast cancer, the birth of one child and adoption of another, and both the legalization and banning of gay marriage in the state of California.  Melissa's rep issued the standard Hollywood joint statement: "We ask for consideration and respect for our family as we go through this difficult period." 


No word on custody arrangements for the kids. Melissa Etheridge has two children from a previous relationship with Julie Cypher.


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This makes me sad.


Me too. That's a lot of kids involved.

Suzy Q

Celebrity Gay Divorce Plague, Victim #2.


Slight correction to your mention of their kids: Melissa had two children with partner Julie. Tammy later gave birth to twins while married to Melissa, so there was no "adopted one", unless it was some archaic law where a lesbian mom has to adopt her own wife's bio children. I'm being technical and pissy, I know, but the legal status of the non-birth-giving lesbian parent is a sore spot of mine. And I'm straight.

And I am very sad to learn that these two are spliitng.

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