Just got an alert from TMZ which is reporting that Melissa Etheridge has just filed legal documents with the court to formally end her relationship with Tammy Lynn Michaels.
The former couple had held a wedding ceremony when they became domestic partners in 2003, but did not marry during the brief time that same-sex marriage was legal in their home state of California.
In the docs, Etheridge cites “irreconcilable differences” and she is asking for joint custody of the couple’s two children born in 2006. Melissa shares custody of her two older children from her relationship with Julie Cypher.
The split took place just before the release of Etheridge’s latest album. Tammy has gone public with the information that the break-up was not the mutual parting of the ways that Melissa seemed to indicate.
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