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Poor Tammy! Melissa Etheridge's Ex-Wife Bemoans Being Broke

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Tammy Lynn Michaels blogs about Melissa Etheridge leaving her without money or food

This is so sad! If true, how could Melissa Etheridge be so cold?!

Tammy Lynn Michaels, Melissa's former partner and mother to their two children, posted a heart-wrenching message on her blog over the weekend that just tore us to bits.

In her own sort of prose, she explains how her financial situation has left her and her children hungry and depressed. Her lack of money is, of course, due to the bitter war between her and Melissa over their assets and what not. In her post, she points the finger blatantly at her former lover for all of her troubles.

She writes:

just a cornucopia of thoughts.

"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

when i went to get cash
just last week
for the three of us to eat
nothing

today i was shopping for birthday decor
4th next sunday!
little cash for lunch?
nope- not enough funds
no food

"pays all her bills"
not entirely true

my medical bills?
yes- insurance covers it all
for a small monthly fee
the house? i didn't pick it out
they did
the kids' education?
she chose the private schooling
i'm fine if they're in public

using my kids as pawns? in boston?
never
i had a choice to come to LA
-see so many thing were bleeding
and i took the choice
her lawyer lies about
me using the kids as pawns -
he should have looked at the schedule
before we left LA- Boston was tentative-
and the silence from her regarding my actions
breaks me, as she lets the world think
(again) something else is true
than what is and was.

she plays the games with her lawyer now
by being quiet.

i sit here quietly watching her people
launch campaigns against me on the 'net
smudgin' and sludgin'
but they don't know nothin'
what i came into the relationship with
commercial cash and television stashes
working here and there in the marriage

and now some sit in tiny judgement
not knowing how much is fact
how far it goes back
how much is fiction
and how much is opinion.

but i can tell you i've turned from that machine hungry hungry too many times now– and i might never trust another soul again.

and i don't think i know what love is, or a promise. and romance? smoke and mirrors, ladies!!! smoke and mirrors! don't fall for it! it's all a line up for bull that'll leave you with saggy boobs and stretch marks in the end.

and to be honest?

what the fuck is marriage all about anyway? i thought i did everything i was supposed to do. support support support. love family, be there, love, right? all for naught or have i still everything to learn about love? and that was nothing? or the letting go of this is THEE LESSON of loving. argh.

someone told me that chemotherapy just messes with a brain chemistry, changes the brain, the person, and makes them just in general different. they might b meaner, or illogical, often imbalanced, or whatever. but they just don't come out the same. hardly ever, i am told. and they can't help it. it just is.

and i think about that alot too.
posted by Tammy, midwestern girl/Mom

So sad! What a broken family!

We really feel bad for Tammy and the kids for all they are obviously going through. We just hope a solution to all these issues can be found and that everyone can more on with their lives happily, healthily and well tended to.

A family, no matter how broken, is still a family!

[Image via WENN.]

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50 comments to “Poor Tammy! Melissa Etheridge's Ex-Wife Bemoans Being Broke”



  1. 1

    I doubt her kids are going hungry. This sounds like a ploy for a public pity parade.



  2. 2

    (music) Sometimes its hard, to be, a woman……..



  3. 3

    "…and I might never trust another soul again."

    She shouldn't. I really feel for Tammy, but this is what happens when you come to love, trust and rely on someone too much. I'm not saying there are NO trustworthy and loyal souls…but they're rare. She needs to let go of her anger toward Melissa and turn that energy inward toward building herself up. And she should NEVER give herself over to someone again to the point that she's relying on them to eat.



  4. 4

    Chick needs a shrink. What an effing weirdo! You pay ta play, honey! And get your kids shrinks, too - they're gonna need it stat!

    SICKENING - all of it.



  5. 5

    STFU up ya lesbo! Why is is Melissa's responsibility to pay all of your bills and you aren't responsible for any? I doubt your kids are going hungry, you just aren't accustomed to a "lower" lifestyle, you want to live as if you are rich. Get a job and stop whining. All the other single moms are doing it, why can't you?



  6. 6

    Well….she can get a job. OR sue for child support. OR get food stamps. OR SOMETHING! There's always something you can do. When you have kids, you just make it happen. Anyways…maybe she'll try a man next time…



  7. 7

    HUH? This woman was an actress. Didn't she have money from her career?
    Melissa ain't doing her right, but come one Tammy. GET A FUCKIN' JOB!!! You are an actress. Call your agent and get some work. Even if it is voice-over work.

  8. fiona says – reply to this


    8

    She needs to stop whining publicly. Write a book, you parasite, and at least make some money from your loss.
    Real moms buck up, work at anything, and don't let their kids suffer from a divorce. Get a job!

  9. chiro says – reply to this


    9

    I'm sorry but i'm not buying her load od malarchy!!!! Broke to her is like having less than $10,000 in her checking acccount. Then take the kids out of private school! No more name brands! I'm sorry but people survive off of alot less. I know, how about she get off her FAT ASS and get a job!!!!!! Does she want cheese with that whine?!



  10. 10

    Sorry but not buying this shiz… Anyone who spills that much info on a public site has issues! Which could be why they aren't together anymore…. Deal with this matter in private. This is definetly a cry for attention. She is mad her relationship ended and is now trying to get back at Melissa for breaking her heart…. A women scorned. Even if she did cheat on her and dump her… Its between them not for the word to hear about.



  11. 11

    Kids go hungry please another Oksana



  12. 12

    gay, straight, crooked, happy, old, young…relationships end. It happens. It sucks but who pays for her Internet service, and why is she blogging rather than working? Why is she blogging anyway, talk about self-serving and whiny and pathetic!!!! Has she no PRIDE? She got dumped; it happens to lots of us. It's no fun but….jeez, she is setting herself up for lawsuits, it seems to me, slamming her ex-partner. "What is marriage about" blah blah, like no marriage ever ended, HAHA! Like no one ever lied or cheated or "moved on." I can't stand Ethridge but one can see why she wanted to get free of this whining woman!



  13. 13

    At first, I felt sorry for her, because it was really starting to sound like she was getting fucked. But now, after her incessant blog bitching, it's starting to sound like she's full of crap. Is she really trying to say that her and her children literally have no food to eat? Put the mansion on the market ASAP, downgrade to a $500,000 home and provide food. Shut up, already and fix the problem.



  14. 14

    I'm with others here by saying that perhaps she should, you know, get a job. Melissa shouldn't have to pay for everything Tammy needs, just because they were once married. It just sounds like someone isn't willing to do whatever job is necessary to get food on the table. I highly doubt the kids and her are starving, and she's just doing this so Melissa gets embarrassed and pays up more. If Tammy truly loves her kids and cares for them, she'd get a damn job to pay for what they need. Sometimes, you have to sacrifice your ego and pride in order to support your family. Sure, Melissa should pay her child support, but she shouldn't have to fork over money to pay for everything Tammy desires.



  15. 15

    Apparently gay marriage means nothing to Melissa. I remember her demanding her "rights" and it was all bullshit.



  16. 16

    Definitely a pity party…



  17. 17

    This is only one version of the story. How do we know Tammy isn't making things up to discredit the Melissa? We don't.



  18. 18

    I am 1000 % in favor of Tammy. I watched my mom go through this when we were little. Lots of money, all the trappings, and no food and no money for clothes. Selling off things little by little, working her asssss off to restart a career during inexplicable heartbreak and turmoil. When the "spouse" pays some bills, they pay direct - i.e., to the insurer, to the school, etc. Tammy can't just pull the kids out of school and save the money. Also, how do you all know she isn't doing everything she can to earn money? Restart her career? Find a new one? Not before, during or after her relationship with Melissa did I ever have the impression that this girl / Tammy wasn't a hard-working, self-sufficient person. And, now she's got her twins and losing the two other children of Melissa that Tammy has been raising. So sad. Melissa wants equal rights, well then - step up to the plate and pay for them. I didn't think anything could turn me from being an Ethridge fan, but this has done it. She is a souless deadbeat, who walked out on her family and is hiding behind lawyers - and destroying a woman who did nothing but love, support and carry her through cancer. Melissa is an Assh*le.



  19. 19

    THIS IS WHAT HAPPENS WHEN YOU CHOOSE THE GAY LIFESTYLE. MELISSA IS A WOMAN, SHE IS NOT A MAN, AND SHE IS NOT THE FATHER OF TAMMYS KIDS. TAMMY KNOW THIS AND THEREFORE, IF SHE DID NOT WANT THIS TO HAPPEN SHE SHOULD HAVE MARRIED THE FATHER OF HER KIDS, NOT SET UP SOME PERVERTED, MAYBE YOU SHOULD GET A JOB. BUT AT LEAST LEARN YOUR LESSON AND START LIVING A MORAL HETEROSEXUAL LIFESYLE



  20. 20

    "TWO MOMS" IS NOT A FAMILY. A FAMILY IS A MOM, A DAD AND THEIR TWO KIDS. IF TAMMY HAD OBEYED THIS RULE AND NOT LIVED A SINFUL LIFE SHE WOULD NOT BE IN THIS POSITION. BUT ON THE POSITIVE SIDE SHE IS NO LONGER LIVING A SINFUL DEPRAVED LIFESTYLE. SHE NEEDS TO SUPPORT HER KIDS NOW SO SHE NEEDS TO GET A JOB, WRITE A BOOK OR BARE HER BREASTS FOR PLAYBOY



  21. 21

    FROM THIS PIC, IT IS OBVIOUS THAT TAMMY HAS TWO HUGE MONEY MAKERS ON HER CHEST. SHE SHOULD USE THEM TO GO FIND A MAN AND START UP A DECENT LIFESTYLE



  22. 22

    HEY TAMMY,
    HAVE YOU EVER THOUGHT,
    ABOUT GETTTING A JOB ,
    AND A MAN,
    TO SUPPORT YOUR KIDS,
    WHY NOT?



  23. 23

    Uh…tell it to the Marines.



  24. 24

    I like how she starts out as a crazy poet with no sense of prose yet ends on an out and out rant.



  25. 25

    if you want the world to know all about your private life just say it in plain English and stop rappin' . this is starting to look a little "Michael Lohan'ish"



  26. 26

    WAHT DOES THE BIBLE SAY? "THE WAGES OF SIN IS DEATH". TAMMY LIVED A SINFUL LESBIAN LIFESTYLE AND NOW AS A RESULT SHE AND HER KIDS ARE STARVING. MELISSA IS A WOMAN, SHE IS NOT A MAN AND SHE IS NOT THE FATHER OF TAMMYS KIDS AND TAMMY KNOWS/KNEW THIS AND SHOULD NOT HAVE EXPECTED FOR MELISSA TO BE THE FAUX "DAD" OF HER KIDS.



  27. 27

    I DON'T THINK SHE ABANDONED HER KIDS FINANCIALLY. SOUNDS LIKE BULLSHIT TO ME.



  28. 28

    If someone was paying my medical insurance, putting a roof over my head and putting my kids through private school, I would not be whining on the internet. Get a fucking job, loser.



  29. 29

    Get a job you carpetmuncher!

  30. barb says – reply to this


    30

    do you really believe melissa is letting her children are going hungry, please. Get a job and share time with kids. Why tell the world. Take care of your kids and shut up.



  31. 31

    TAMMY HAS AMAZING CLEAVAGE



  32. 32

    BEING GAY IS PROOF OF BAD MORAL CHARACTER. SO IF MELISSA IS GAY IS IT NO SURPRISE THAT SHE WOULD ALSO LET CHILDREN STARVE, OR THROW PUPPIES INTO A RIVER? NO!



  33. 33

    PEREZ YOU ARE WRONG. SHE IS NOT MELISSAS "EX-WIFE" . MELISSA IS A WOMAN, NOT A MAN, AND TWO WOMEN IS NOT A LEGITIMATE "MARRIAGE"



  34. 34

    Did Tammy apply at Wal-Mart or the Gas Station on La Brea?



  35. 35

    Try getting a job and earning some money. I seem to recall she was a working actress once. Perhaps she can try doing this again. At the very least she can much to Nevada and get a job at the "Bunny Ranch". If she still looks as good as she does in the picture I would be willing to pay for a go at her. Either that or she can try having a real marriage to a man and learn how to cook, clean, and do laundry to keep him happy and her wealthy.



  36. 36

    Didn't Melissa campaign about how she pays HUGE AMOUNTS IN TAXES and she deserves to be treated like the MAN OF THE FAMILY that she is?



  37. 37

    so easy to just complain about it, and hope to get enough publicity where melissa will come and shut her up with more money in her mouth. if it gets so bad as she described it, get a job! what a loser. it's no wonder she got dumped.

  38. chewi says – reply to this


    38

    Fuck this. Get a job. Problem solved.

    And take this experience as a very important lesson: NEVER, EVER, EVER put yourself in a position to be financially dependent on ANYBODY. EVER. If you a true to this lesson in life, money will never be an issue in your next relationship(s). Period.

    And quit your fucking whining.



  39. 39

    Is is only me that thinks when you read this "poetry" that she seems like a silly little girl and kills whatever credibility she may have in this issue with her lame attempts at writing lyric and verse!

    If I had to keep reading these dumb ass verses…I'd feel like I did a good thing too by dumping you.

    Act like a grown-up, make statements like an adult, and get the lawyer Oksana used against Mel Gibson.

    You seem like a childish idiot….rightly or wrongly!



  40. 40

    I have seen too many times the parent responsible for raising the kids, rather than making the money, suffer inexcusable finanical distress throughout a divorce. Melissa, you should be ashamed of yourself. I don't care what your partner did or did not do, give that woman the money she needs to raise those kids and give her plenty of extra spending money. No one deserves the treatment that she is receiving. Clearly it is a control issue for you, Melissa, and this is your way of controlling her. It is shameful. You have plenty of money to go around. Give her more money than you think she needs to raise your children and you will also give her the peace of mind to mourn the loss of her family. She can't get to that point because she is terrified at the loss of all financial stability. We women know. We understand. We have seen others go through it and we have lost all respect for men who have done the same thing to their wives, the very wives that supported them and their careers, the wives that loved their children and raised them to be good people. I am losing all respect for you, Melissa. You are a woman I once admired greatly for so many reasons. No matter how angry you are, you are responsible for your actions, you have the chance to do the right thing, and you can do it now before the women out there watching you lose all respect for you.



  41. 41

    HOMOSEXUALITY IS A FORM OF DEMONIC POSSESSION. DONT LIVE THAT SINFUL LIFESTYLE



  42. 42

    Re: lambert_lover – EXCEPT FORTHE FACT THAT MELISSA IS A WOMAN AND IS THEREOFRE NOT THE FATHER OF TAMMYS KIDS AND IS NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR THEM. IT SERVES TAMMY RIGHT FOR ENTERING INTO A PERVERTED RELATIONSHIP. NEXT TIME START A LEGIT FAMILY WITH A MAN TAMMY!!!!



  43. 43

    get a job and stop complaining. wth is with the way this lady writes? is it supposed to be a poem?



  44. 44

    Re: gimpus maximus! – LOL She needs to shut the hell up before she's cut off completely.



  45. 45

    I think I read this right - Mel is paying for the house, the healthcare, and the private school. This chick is bitching about food money? And she's willing to have the kids go to public school so she can pocket the private school cash for herself each month? What is it with some women? They get divorced and think they deserve to be spoon-fed for the rest of their lives. Stand on your own two feet.



  46. 46

    She is feeling what a lot of wives feel when their husbands leave them for younger women.



  47. 47

    I WANT TO RUB MY UGLY FACE IN TAMMY'S CLEAVAGE



  48. 48

    give tammy a reality show- she deserves the pay packet and frankly she paints a very modern picture of family and a gay parent raising her family.tammy has a heart and soul and should be given a chance.



  49. 49

    get a job bitch

  50. ass says – reply to this


    50

    Perez, you don't know the real story here, you really need to shut the fuck up.