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Melissa Etheridge SETTLES Her Domestic Partnership Battle With Her Ex

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Melissa Etheridge Tammy Lynn Michaels settle

Divorce is tough and so is the end of a domestic partnership.

Melissa Etheridge has been battling her ex-partner Tammy Lynn Michaels for the last two years over custody and financial support, but the two have FINALLY settled!

Sources are reporting that the feuding former lovers reached a settlement on Monday night, in which they'll share joint custody of their kids and Melissa will give Tammy more than the $23,000 she's getting now.

We don't know how MUCH more Melissa will be giving her ex, but we're happy that these two have decided to give peace a chance and come to an amicable decision.

Now that their separation is in order, we wish both these lovely ladies the best as they continue to search for love!

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5 comments to “Melissa Etheridge SETTLES Her Domestic Partnership Battle With Her Ex”



  1. 1

    Stories like this make me crazy! Could her ex make more than $23,000 a month on her own? No. But because they were once a couple, she's entitled to a huge piece of her ex-partner's income. Sure, some money should be paid for their child, but why so much? If you're with someone, you share income. You split from someone, you choose to not be with them anymore. You longer have sex with them. But apparently, the one who makes the least money still wants to get paid. The person with the most money has to pay to make you go away. I call foul. Not fair.



  2. 2

    It sounds like a fortune, but 23K/mo is $276K a year. Not that much, given Melissa's earnings of 2 million a year, or 178K/month.



  3. 3

    I could live very nicely on one tenth of that amount combined with my Social Security.

  4. Mark says – reply to this


    4

    Tammy receiving more that $23K can mean
    $23,225.00 and only last for one more year. Seems pretty clear who LEAKED THIS SIDE OF THE SETTLEMENT. Ugh.

    However, the end result is that they can remain GREAT parents to their children with peace and warmer things around the corner.

  5. 1stBeStrong says – reply to this


    5

    It is good to hear that they have come to an agreement. I don't blame Melissa for holding out & giving just child support, since Tammy refused the joint settlement. Now they both have what they wanted. Question though: If Tammy has been in a relationship almost since the split (her words) when does Melissa no longer have to give her more than just the child support? If it was a divorce in the str8 world, once you got into a 2+ year 'relationship' in most states it would be 'common law marriage' TX it is 6 months! I just am wondering what determines when Melissa will be off the hook for supporting Tammy and not just their children.
    Curious, not my business, I know. But it pertains to more and more LGBT relationships now days. With or without children.