Tweeted by Melissa Etheridge 6/26/13: “I look forward to exercising my American civil liberties and getting fully, completely and legally married this year to my true love of over three years, Linda Wallem.”
CongTweeted by Melissa Etheridge 6/26/13: “I look forward to exercising my American civil liberties and getting fully, completely and legally married this year to my true love of over three years, Linda Wallem.”
Congratulations and best wishes to Melissa and Linda!!!
Melissa announces wedding plans after Prop 8 was defeated……..
‘Lets hear it for the general progress of the human mind. With a beautiful sweep of sweet justice’s blind hand we move forward,’ Etheridge added. ‘We correct the laws made hastily out of fear.’ Melissa has been in a relationship with the creator of TV’s “Nurse Jackie’ since 2010. Prior to Linda, Melissa was in a relationship with Tammy Michaels.
Michaels gave birth to the couple’s twins, Johnnie Rose and Miller Steven (who were conceived by sperm doner David Crosby) in 2006, but they split in 2010 and became embroiled in a furious alimony row that saw Etheridge brand the union a ‘domestic arrangement.’
Michaels insisted the pair had been married barring the legal framework, and she certainly seems to have had a point given the couple’s very public wedding.
Prior to Tammy Michaels, Etheridge had a long-term partnership with Julie Cypher, and their relationship occasionally received press coverage. During this partnership, Cypher gave birth to two children, Bailey Jean, born February 10, 1997, and Beckett, born November, 1998, fathered by sperm donar David Crosby
Melissa continues to inspire with her music and her activism. Her children can be proud of her for her accomplishments and her love of them.