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Melissa Etheridge and Tammy Lynn Michaels are at odds over ... well, what are they NOT at odds over would be a better question. The longtime lovebirds are engaged in a full-scale legal war surrounding their former union.

The legality of which is currently in question.

Melissa Etheridge, Tammy Lynn Michaels Picture

According to legal papers, the Grammy-winning singer claims she's battling Tammy over child custody (the pair has two daughters), visitation, child support, spousal support, division of property and attorney's fees.

Short story: Some lawyers are billing a lot of hours!

Perhaps most significantly, Melissa (now reportedly dating Tammy's BFF Linda Wallem) says they were never actually, legally, married, and that a non-binding commitment ceremony entitles Tammy to ... well, a lot less than a marriage.

Tammy says they were married. How there's confusion about that, we have no idea, but clearly these two don't see eye to eye on many things lately.

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Reliable sources have confirmed that Melissa Etheridge really is dating Linda Wallem, the creator of Nurse Jackie and former best friend of ex-wife Tammy Lynn Michaels.

That's awkward. But it's not nearly as awkward as the way in which Michales learned that Etheridge was being unfaithful, as explained in a new poem Tammy has posted on her website, titled "speak, spread walk the talk." It tells the story of a mis-labeled box of dildos.

Writes Michaels:

i moved out november 23rd 2009
she said it would help
i was convinced it would
too and i trusted there was
no one else
i didn't know
there was someone moving in
as i was moving out

indeed

three weeks later a box of new toys
was delivered and her assistant brought
it to my rental house as a mistake
i opened it
and that's when i felt something was up

i called her
"i have your new dicks on my kitchen counter?"

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The split between Melissa Etheridge and Tammy Lynn Michaels just got a lot messier.

While the two continue to argue over financial issues, the singer's personal life has now come into focus - and it's a hurtful image for Michaels.

The National Enquirer reports that Etheridge is dating Linda Wallem, a producer on Nurse Jackie and someone who was in Tammy Lynn's wedding party when she married Melissa.

"Linda has been talking constantly on the set about how she and Melissa are in love and how they're in a committed relationship," a source tells the tabloid.

Etheridge and Michaels got married in 2003 and Wallem was right there with them, this friend says, adding:

"In lesbian terms, Linda was the 'best lady.' Now she's taken Tammy's place."

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Through the use of poems, Tammy Lynn Michaels has spent the last few weeks going off on Melissa Etheridge. She claims the singer left her and the couple's children in poverty, scarcely able to afford food on a daily basis.

Asked if this allegation was true, Etheridge simply tells the latest issue of Us Weekly: "No, it's not."

Could she elaborate?

"A woman is always entitled to speak her mind, and that's the way she speaks her mind," the artist said of her ex's strange blog posts. "It's always one person's perspective, and one person's perspective through hurt and fear, and anger. You're going to get a pretty dark picture. We're working things out, how about that?"

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Tammy Lynn Michaels says ex-wife Melissa Etheridge has screwed her and the couple's children out of money.

Etheridge, conversely, has seemingly proven in court that this isn't the case.

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THG is not here to take sides, at least not in this important matter. But we are here to give Michaels props for the most creative way to publicly air one's grievances. Tammy Lynn has taken to her blog to post the following poem:

"pays all the bills"
not entirely true

"pays all the bills she chooses to pay"
"pays all the bills her people thinks
are important enough to pay"
is more accurate

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Over the past couple weeks, Tammy Lynn Michaels has penned a couple blog entries that painted Melissa Etheridge in a very poor light.

The most recent poem claims Michaels does not have a dollar to her name, a statement that comes soon after this former actress filed for full custody of her and the singer's children.

However, newly released court documents show that Tammy might be exaggerating her situation - and asking for unrealistic demands from her partner of nine years.

In the papers, Etheridge says Michaels is using their twins as "pawns," citing a July 6 visit to Boston where the pair had agreed Melissa would spend time with the kids. Instead, she received a text message from Michaels (It stated: "My plans changed, sorry."), along with the custody filing.

As for Tammy's claim that she's broke and Etheridge refuses to support her and the kids, these documents also reframe that argument.

The singer's lawyer told a judge Monday that his client has been giving Michaels $2,000 a month and paying all of her household expenses. But this isn't enough for Tammy's lifestyle.

She wants an increase in spousal support, along with $4,300 in child support payments. For what purposes? Michaels listed her monthly expenses in court:

  • $6,000 for rent.
  • $1,500 for groceries.
  • $800 for eating out.
  • $50 for laundry and cleaning.
  • $5,000 for clothes.

Yes, these are her monthly expenses. It's a bit hard to feel sympathy for someone that spends $2,300 each month on food and $5,000 each month on clothing.

Last week, a judge shot down the actress' demand for $25,000 to cover her attorney fees and another $25,000 for daily living.

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First, Tammy Lynn Michaels was "blindsided" by her break-up with Melissa Etheridge.

Then, she was denied $25,000 in court this week to help her cover the legal fees of their split and upcoming custody battle.

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Now, the scorned mother of two has penned a poem on her official website. It's titled ulcers to gallbladder to pancreas to liver and then...? and, well, here it is:

a dillar
a dollar
a trick or treat
hollar
need some help
need some honesty
need some real
call 'er
no answer


gallbladder
pancreas
liver
ulcers
MRIs
ultrasounds
gotta get it done
on pennies now?
somethings going on

gotta get a job
with barf bag in hand?
and leave my twins with who?
and with what babysitting money?

a dillar
a dollar
a trick or treat
hollar

this too shall pass
cuz i believe in miracles
and
miracles look like rainbows.

oh. and we have to be out of our rental in 45 days.
man, i love a challenge.

It's unclear what rhyme scheme this is in, but it's apparent Michaels is suffering. Please give her some money, Melissa. At least to save us the pain of reading more of these missives.

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Round one of the Melissa Etheridge/Tammy Lynn Michaels split has gone to the singer.

Following Etheridge's motion to dissolve her partnership with Michaels, the latter filed for full custody of the pair's children and stated that her ex has not been supporting her or the kids "financially and otherwise."

However, a L.A. County Superior Court judge shot down Tammy's request for $25,000 this week, as Etheridge's attorney convinced the court his client is, indeed, footing the bills for her family.

"[Tammy] is being completely supported by Melissa and has been since they separated," Neal Hersh told People. "She’s being well-provided for and then some, as are the children, which are Melissa’s first priority."

Hersh says these expenses include $2,000 a month, along with household bills and a car lease. Tammy's legal team doesn't dispute these facts.

Steven Knowles says "Melissa is paying various sundry expenses," but adds that his client and her three-year old twins are "destitute... It doesn’t put money in her wallet. Literally she has no cash."

Etheridge and Michaels were together for nine years. Sadly, it seems this break-up will get uglier before it gets any better.

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Tammy Lynn Michaels says she was "blindsided" by her break-up with Melissa Etheridge.

But she's gathered herself together enough to fight back and file for full custody of the pair's twin children, Johnnie and Miller.

While Etheridge asked for joint legal and physical custody when she initially filed for dissolution of their domestic partnership, Tammy has taken the battle a step farther: she wants full custody, reports TMZ.

Michaels carried the twins to term, following a donation by an anonymous sperm donor.

Tammy has also asked the court for spousal support.

Both sides of the former couple cited "irreconcilable differences" as the basis for their split. They became domestic partners in August 2005 and things will likely get uglier before they get better.

Tammy's lawyer says his client has $4 to her name and: "Melissa has not been treating Tammy or the children as if they are a wife and children, financially and otherwise."

There is a major hiccup, however: Etheridge and Michaels were never technically married. Therefore, the former is not on the legal hook for a single penny once the partnership is dissolved.

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It's not a happy Fourth of July for Tammy Lynn Michaels.

The day after singer Melissa Etheridge filed papers to official end their partnership, Michaels took to her blog and said she was "blindsided" by the decision. She wrote:

gentle waves / no noise for awhile / or maybe gentle voices and / SMACK!!!!!!!!!!!! / FILE FOR DIVORCE!!!!!! / even though we both promised / agreed / handshook / pinkyswore / no filing until after the tour / in the fall.

Her broken promises / told to me by/headlines / i'm raising the kids / doing what i can / second set of yours.

Etheridge cited "irreconcileable differences" as the reason for their break-up. She asked that the court not to award Michaels, who gave birth to the couple's kids in 2006, any financial support.

Michaels may needs to hit up Elin Woods for a loan.

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