Melissa and Tammy Etheridge Split

Melissa and Tammy Etheridge are separating, People reports:

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

Melissa, 48, and Tammy (formerly Tammy Lynn Michaels) exchanged vows in Malibu in September 2003. Tammy, 35, gave birth to their children – son Miller and daughter Johnnie Rose – in 2006, after Etheridge was diagnosed with breast cancer in 2004.

Etheridge is also the mother of two children, Bailey, 13, and Beckett, 11, with former partner Julie Cypher.

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  1. says

    I suppose Etheridge’s track record isn’t worse than many a straight celebrity?

    I mean, I was reading the gossip column at SFGate yesterday and I noted that the column just happened to have items on two ex-husbands of Reese Witherspoon – Ryan Phillippe and Jake Gyllenhaal – and I thought, I seem to share Reese’s taste in movie stars. Now that she’s done with them I don’t suppose — ? Mm. Just dreamin’.

  2. DairyQueen says

    Maybe this is why they didn’t get legally married in CA when they could. This could also explain why they were so outspoken about marriage.

  3. DireFates says

    “Maybe this is why they didn’t get legally married in CA when they could. This could also explain why they were so outspoken about marriage.”

    DQ, what were their views on gay marriage?

  4. Randy Novak says

    Great. Four more children being “raised” by self-absorbed adults who need constant gratification and who don’t understand that in marriage, there are not only bad days but bad *years*.

    Part of the joy of marriage lies in the bond forged by getting through the rough patches.

  5. TK96 says

    I’m with Randy.

    Jeez, Melissa. I am, or was a big fan of the music. But now 4 kids with broken homes?
    Next time, stay away from the turkey baster.

  6. FunMe says

    Doesn’t surprise me.

    Remember all the harm Melissa caused to the Prop8 cause? She kept yapping her mouth without real thought about she was saying. Truly hurting our cause.

    I wish her well with her illness, but I just hope she justt keeps quiet if she is saying things that put the gay marriage cause backwards instead of FORWARD.

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