Melissa Etheridge News Archive
It's been decided!
Tammy had been fighting with her ex and was attempting to block their 6-year-old kids from going on tour with their music star of a mother by filing an emergency request to change their child visitation agreement in July.
Her main arguments were that their kids would be exposed to naked breasts at Melissa's concerts, pot smoke backstage and on the tour bus, plus she wanted to have the kids get vaccinated which Melissa wasn't for.
But the judge decided in favor of the American rock star and now their kids can hit the road with their guitar wailing mommy!
Have fun, y'all!
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These two just can't stop fighting!
Tammy Lynn's lawyer is asking the court to make Tammy the sole parent to make medical decisions for their 6-year-old twins, Johnnie Rose and Miller Steven.
The reason for her wanting the twins to be vaccinated is because they are
The battle over the children continues!
Melissa Etheridge and Tammy Lynn Michaels have been caught up in a nasty fight over their young twins ever since they split in 2010, and even though it seemed settled now that Melissa is headed back out on tour it ain't getting any nicer.
While Melissa wants to take the kids out on tour, Tammy thinks it's the worst idea possible!
Not only is Tammy worried about the kids being on tour because they don't have a ton of vaccinations including ones for Diphtheria, Tetanus, Measles, Mumps, Chicken Pox, but she's also worried
On Sunday, Melissa Etheridge was spotted enjoying an afternoon of F-U-N at the Round Meadow Elementary Carnival in Calabasas with her twins Johnnie Rose and Miller Steven!!
The singer looked to be in great spirits now that her custody battle with ex Tammy Lynn Michaels is dunzo!
We’re SO glad this beautiful family was able to come to an amicable resolution, because these kids deserve nothing but the BEST, and it seems like they’re finally getting that!!!
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Usher isn’t the only singer dealing with a raging child custody legal battle!!!
But unlike the Ursh, Melissa Etheridge and Tammy Lynn Michaels have FINALLY resolved their ongoing legal drama!
About. Effing. Time!!!
After what seemed like an eternity mixed in with a side of cigarette burning, both sides have reached an agreement, as part of a court mandated mediation.
The ladies have agreed to share joint custody of their five-year-old twins Johnnie Rose and Miller Steven!!!
Tammy is also laughing all the way to bank, as she’s set to receive an undisclosed increa$e in spousal and child support payments, up from $23,000 per month she’s already been getting.
Must be niiiiiice!
We're glad these two put their differences aside for the betterment of their kids!!
And if they can do it, so can Usher and his baby-momma Tameka Foster!!!
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Melissa Etheridge and Tammy Lynn Michaels have been battling in court since their separation in 2010, and things are only heating up.
However, Tammy is speaking out about her side of the story and claims that her ex essentially made a big deal over nothing. In a recent interview, she explained:
"Miller was about three-years-old. He was inside, playing with my [then] girlfriend. And I was outside, thinking about cleaning the car, and so, I had opened the door of the car. He came up from around and behind me. I didn't even see him come up because the door was open … I felt so terrible. But it was the tiniest thing and Miller didn't care. He was like, "Whatever. Can I help clean the car?"
Accidents certainly do happen, but we can understand how ANY parent would be concerned if they found a cigarette burn on their child's arm. Regardless of the burn, we think Tammy should quit smoking around those kids because of dangerous second-hand smoke.
As far as her financial demands go, Tammy feels that she deserves more than $23K in child support a month because she "gave up the job that was $25,000 a week, not $23,000 a month." Essentially, her thought process is that if she would have continued her acting career, she could be making at least $100,000 a month.
She continued to assert that the amount of money she is receiving may ultimately be a gay rights issue, considering straight wives would be entitled to 50% of their husbands' income. While commenting on the issue, Tammy said this:
"It's the law. When we were together, there were a lot of things said and shared between us. And a lot of things were promised. I'm standing here saying: 'You wanted to fight for gay rights; you wanted everything to be fair. You wanted to stand up for all of us? Because now I'm an 'us,' the gays that wanted to have gay rights and equality and not look like dip s–ts.'"
She actually raises a VERY good point. If this world truly was an equal one, Tammy would be receiving half of Melissa's $178,000 monthly income, wouldn't she?
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It's a form of expression almost excessively used by angry teens and people in rehab; but sometimes poetry is used to
make us laugh at you define yourself in court!
Lucky for us, Tammy has responded to Melissa's accusation… with a poem!!
In the brilliant piece of writing, Tammy explains that she was standing "20 feet away" from the kids, while taking part in her "bad habit" when her 3-year-old son playfully attacked her. Here's an excerpt from the poem:
"how does one know
that her amazing son
with strong and luscious arms and legs
would try to play
Invisible Monster Tackling Mommy
Well, that explains everything! LOL!
Now we understand how she may have mistakenly burnt her child. However, now we have a new question: WHY A POEM???
Treat yourself to the entire
ridiculous masterfully written poem… AFTER THE JUMP!!