Melissa Etheridge: Engaged to Linda Wallem!

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Melissa Etheridge celebrated today's Supreme Court ruling overturning the federal gay marriage ban by announcing her engagement to Linda Wallem.

Phoning into to CNN this morning, which also saw the High Court strike down California's Prop 8, she revealed the good news in an interview.

Melissa Etheridge, Linda Wallem

"It is about family. I love my four kids," she said. "I called my now fiancée. I'm looking forward to marrying my partner of three years we've been together."

"I'm going to get married in the state of California. I woke [the kids] up this morning telling them the Supreme Court ruling on DOMA… I love everybody out there."

"It's a great day."

The singer also Tweeted the big news:

"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."

Etheridge and Wallem, both 52, first began dating in 2010 after Etheridge and former partner Tammy Lynn Michaels separated after eight years together.

Wallem is an actress, writer and producer who had a bit part in Sleepless in Seattle before going on to write for such sitcoms Cybill and That '70s Show.

She is co-creator of Showtime's Nurse Jackie.

In related news, longtime same-sex marriage proponent Kristen Bell proposed to Dax Shepard, her longtime love, in the wake of the SCOTUS rulings.

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