Tammy Lee Michaels is the former partner of Melissa Etheridge. These two have twins together, but became entangled in an ugly custody...

by Free Britney at . Comments

Tammy Lynn Michaels, Melissa Etheridge‘s former partner, is offering more details about her health and financial situation than most people require.

Michaels went public with the claim that she's $500,000 in debt and has no health insurance but needed surgery because her insides were “exploding.”

Tammy Lynn Michaels Photo

This despite the fact that she receives $26,000 a month in spousal and child support from the rock star for raising the former couple's two children.

And the fact that she gets half of Etheridge’s music royalties, which at the time of their 2012 settlement was worth at least another $60,000 a month.

Her troubles, Tammy says, include “ovarian cysts that rupture, and an appendix that seems to be having fits.” She also has a souvenir if you're interested:

Continue Reading...

by Free Britney at . Comments

Tammy Lynn Michaels' two-year feud with one-time domestic partner Melissa Etheridge has come to an end. Well, for this morning anyway.

The former couple, who have twin five-year-olds together, hashed out an agreement earlier this week as part of court-ordered mediation.

The settlement covers both partner and child support for Tammy.

Melissa Etheridge-Tammy Lynn Michaels

Michaels had been receiving $23,000 a month from Melissa, but claimed she was barely scraping by as Etheridge raked in $177,882 a month.

Melissa retorted that Tammy sucks as a mom, and so it went. For years.

Under the terms of the settlement, Tammy will net more than the $23,000 a month, though the exact figure remains unknown at this time.

As for who gets Johnnie Rose and Miller Steven, Melissa and Tammy will share custody, with adjustments when Melissa goes on the road.

Lawyers for both sides could not be reached for comment. Here's hoping things stay amicable between them for the foreseeable future.

[Photo: WENN.com]

by Hilton Hater at . Comments

Yes, Tammy Lynn Michaels is demanding more money from ex Melissa Etheridge. She does not believe that $23,000 per month is sufficient spousal/child support.

But Michaels says in a new interview this is not because she's greedy. It's because the singer allegedly makes $178,000 per month and it's a question of math, fairness and gay rights.

Tammy Lynn Michaels and Melissa Etheridge

"It's the law," Michaels tells After Ellen. "When we were together, there were a lot of things said and shared between us. And a lot of things were promised. I'm standing here saying: "You wanted to fight for gay rights; you wanted everything to be fair. You wanted to stand up for all of us? Because now I'm an 'us,' the gays that wanted to have gay rights and equality and not look like dip s--ts."

Continue Reading...

by Free Britney at . Comments

Melissa Etheridge has filed legal documents claiming that her former domestic partner, Tammy Lynn Michaels, is responsible for all sorts of bad stuff.

Namely accidentally burning one of their kids with a cigarette.

In her EPIC dispute with Tammy, who is seeking a substantial bump in support from the $23,000 per month she gets now, wants the judge to order both her and Tammy to go smoke-free around their twins to prevent future burns.

Melissa Etheridge and Tammy Lynn Michaels

Melissa also claims Tammy has accused her of having no maternal instinct and therefore is against striking a 50/50 joint custody deal for their twins.

Melissa says Tammy is adamant ... she did not give birth to the children just to give them away. Melissa calls Tammy an "angry and vindictive" person.

How angry and vindictive are we talking about here? Making matters worse, if that's even possible, Etheridge says Michaels once sent her an email saying:

"You have to support so many households because YOU BROKE SO MANY HOUSEHOLDS ... If you had decided to have one ounce of integrity/honesty as a person or partner, you would NOT be in this predicament. Think about it."

"They aren't leaving my care while you are on the road - a completely inappropriate place for 3-year-olds - not to mention you can't track them, have no child care, and they were bit by dogs in the house last time you had them."

Again, there are bad celebrity breakups, and there is this.

by Free Britney at . Comments

Looks like Melissa Etheridge and Tammy Lynn Michaels are still at odds.

Tammy Lynn filed legal papers saying she needs more than the $23,000 per month that her ex, Melissa, is currently shelling out for spousal and child support.

Like a lot more.

She lists Melissa's monthly income at almost $178,000 and their former standard of living at over $128,000 a month. Yes, a month. On living expenses.

Melissa Etheridge, Tammy Lynn Michaels Picture

Etheridge "has extensive resources at her disposal and a tremendous earning capacity," while Tammy Lynn says she "has limited income and virtually no savings."

The lesbian couple of nearly nine years separated in April 2010 and have two children together, five-year-old twins, daughter Johnnie Rose and son Miller.

In January 2011, Melissa began dating Nurse Jackie creator Linda Wallem, Tammy's best friend who was even in her wedding party when she married Melissa.

Yeah. There are nasty breakups, and then there's this.

by Free Britney at . Comments

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.

[Photo: WENN.com]

by Hilton Hater at . Comments

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?"

Continue Reading...

by Hilton Hater at . Comments

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."

by Hilton Hater at . Comments

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?"

Continue Reading...

by Hilton Hater at . Comments

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.

Derek Lowe Mug Shot

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

Continue Reading...

Tammy Lynn Michaels Biography

Melissa Etheridge, Tammy Lynn Michaels Picture Tammy Lee Michaels is the former partner of Melissa Etheridge. These two have twins together, but became entangled in an ugly custody... More »
Full Name
Tammy Lynn Michaels
x Close Ad