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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.

Melissa Etheridge, Tammy Lynn Michaels Picture

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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Melissa and Tammy Etheridge have broken up after nearly nine years and tow children together, the couple's rep said in a statement Wednesday.

The long-term partners decided to part ways this year: "Melissa and Tammy Etheridge are saddened to announce that they are now separated."

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The former couple added in a joint statement: "We ask for consideration and respect for our family as we go through this difficult period."

Melissa Etheridge and Tammy Lynn Michaels exchanged vows in Malibu in September 2003. She then went by the name of Tammy Etheridge.

Tammy gave birth to their children – son Miller and daughter Johnnie Rose – in 2006, after Etheridge was diagnosed with breast cancer.

The Grammy-winning singer is also mother to two older children, Bailey, 13, and Beckett, 11, with her previous partner Julie Cypher.

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Following in the footsteps of Ellen DeGeneres and Portia de Rossi, Melissa Etheridge and longtime partner Tammy Lynn Michaels are planning to marry.

"Yes, we have four children and we're trying to find the right time," the singer, 47, and her partner, 33, told celebrity gossip TV program Extra.

Tamera Mowry, Adam Housley

Etheridge and Michaels first exchanged vows in Malibu in 2003. Now that gay marriage is legalized in California, the couple will make it official.

In 2006, they welcomed twins Miller Steven and Johnnie Rose. Etheridge has two children from a prior relationship with Julie Cypher: daughter Bailey Jean and son Beckett. Their biological father is rock legend David Crosby.

Congrats to the lesbian lovers on their long-awaited legal nuptials!

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Isaiah Washington may hate gays, but not all of them hate him back.

Lesbian actress Tammy Lynn Michaels, partner of rocker Melissa Etheridge, is the first (and thus far, only) voice from the entertainment world's gay community to come out and defend the Grey's Anatomy pariah.

Melissa Etheridge, Tammy Lynn Michaels Picture

In her blog, the star of Popular and The L-Word writes, in free, stream of consciousness Rosie O'Donnell-style verse, that the Washington she knows - the one whose kids play with her and Etheridge's kids - "is not that man," in treatment for anger management.

Writes Michaels:

he is not a bad man ...
i forgive his words,
because truth be told
i do not believe
the word
faggot
lives in his heart

Try telling that to T.R. Knight. Regardless, Washington can use every bit support he can get. Rumor has it that his job is still not safe after his gay slur regarding his Grey's co-star.

But it's nice to see he's got the backing of someone like Michaels. Hey, if we're giving that lush Tara Conner a second chance, maybe there's hope for Washington.

On an unrelated note about same sex celeb couples, Tammy and Melissa are running neck and neck with Ellen DeGeneres and Portia de Rossi atop The Gossip's favorites now that Reichen Lehmkuhl broke up with Lance Bass.

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 »
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