After 9 years of being together, Melissa Etheridge filed legal documents to formally end her domestic partnership with Tammy Lynn Michaels on Friday.
In a Petition for Dissolution of Domestic Partnership, Etheridge cites "irreconcilable differences" and has requested joint custody of their 3-year-old twins.
More shockingly, Melissa has asked the court to NOT award financial support to Tammy, which came as a huge blow.
And of course Tammy didn't waste any time blogging about her reaction to the news, writing:
no noise for awhile
or maybe gentle voices
FILE FOR DIVORCE!!!!!!
even though we both promised
no filing until after tour
in the fall
her broken promises
told to me by
i'm raising the kids
doing what i can
second set of yours
could you stop blind sighting me?
unless it's another art form you're working on?
Tammy also says that without a "steady paycheck" coming in, she's been left flat-broke by Melissa and has even had to borrow money from neighbors. She writes:
i gave up my managers, agents, contacts, all that good stuff, because i stepped directly into potty training a small boy, and carrying around a small girl on my hip. both excellent souls. and i was a very huge part in raising them for many many years while She with the Guitar focused on her Guitar.
i was always the house wife after that. the only thing i hated about it was not bringing in money- i have made my own money since i started babysitting at 10, and having a newspaper route at 11. having no steady paycheck killed me for those years with her. and now it's really killing me. the other week i had to borrow money from a friend. two weeks ago i had to scrape together $1.25 to pay for gas. i know she doesn't want to give me money. trust. i'm borrowing cash left and right from people to get through this summer, and feed my kids, with a stomach full of ulcers, thank you. no stress here. :-)
how's that spiritual tour coming along?
so now…. to open the lap top…. and read the headlines…. when i just spoke to the fame crawler yesterday…. she could have mentioned it….. and hmmm…. wants some custody of kids…. interesting…. but no $ support for me… interesting as well…. so so so interesting, there, melissa. practicing what we preach is always hard for americans, i think. (is that why you and rick warren got along so well? ) oh, the nights of promises….'tammy, if i ever leave you, it's because i'm crazy, and you have to come find me and get me and save me!!! we have to be together forever!' (remember that one, lucky?)
Come on, Melissa! Throw Tammy a bone already!!
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