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Melissa Etheridge

Files to End Relationship

7/3/2010 11:00 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

TMZ has learned ... Melissa Etheridge has just filed legal documents with the court to formally end her relationship with Tammy Lynn Michaels.

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Etheridge filed a document called a Petition for Dissolution of Domestic Partnership in L.A. County Superior Court.

Etheridge and Michaels were registered as domestic partners in California. They had a commitment ceremony back in 2003.  There were reports they tried to legally marry in 2008 -- during the time when same-sex marriages were permitted in CA --  but they missed the window. 

In the docs, Etheridge cites "irreconcilable differences."

Etheridge is asking for joint custody of the couple's two children.  Their twins were born in 2006, after Tammy was artificially inseminated by an anonymous donor.

Etheridge's lawyer, Judy Bogen, is also asking the judge to reject any possible bid by Tammy to get financial support.

There are reports the couple split back in April.

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xfiler93    

nothing worse then two old fat lesbians!! yikes

1538 days ago
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Mike    

After 7 years of a domestic partnership, is Tammy entitled to support payments?

1538 days ago
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M3    

Again as I said before let the HOMO get marry and see
how much they like it. As a marry man to a women it is not
all fun and games.

Becareful what you ask for HOMO.

1538 days ago
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by...adios    

Dang...etheridge turned into a cow. It's funny she wants joint custody to kids in no way related to her. lol

1538 days ago
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JLS    

I think Melissa is a cheater. I also thinks she's not very nice to her partner, Tammy. Sorry, Tammy. I'd move forward and never look back. Anyone is better than Melissa.

1538 days ago
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Horndog    

David Crosby must be heartbroken.

1538 days ago
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Mia    

Cheryl O - that's exactly what I came here to comment. He's the donor they used for their kids.

1538 days ago
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Proud2BeFemale    

In about 15 years we will all see how the generation of children raised by gay/lesbians are really affected...LOL GOD help us all:)

1538 days ago
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Ginna    

No, David Crosby was the sperm donor used for the kids from Melissa's first union with Julie Cypher (who had been married to Lou Diamond Phillips before she got with Melissa Etheridge.). Honestly, I used to have some respect for Melissa Etheridge...now I just look at her as being as much a douchebag as John Edwards.

1538 days ago
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Carvey    

Why does TMZ always point out that people divorcing in California cited "irreconcilable differences" as the reason? This is a no-fault divorce state and "irreconcilable differences" is the only reason you can cite for divorce in California. Are you sure you're a lawyer, Harvey?

1538 days ago
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tomm    

I'm on team Tammy. Melissa is full of herself and thinks she is "Alice Gore". Wants to 'save the world' and also promote her music, which all sounds the same as 'come to my windooooow'.

Tammy said Mel was all about wanting to be on stage and get attention from fans. Tammy should get full custody and take Mel to court for $$$, she is the one who carried the kids and takes care of them.

1538 days ago
12.

T    

WHO CARES!!!!!!

1538 days ago
13.

Rose    

David Crosby is the biological father of Melissa's two children with her former partner, Julie Cypher. The children with Tammy are by anonymous donor.

1538 days ago
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Janey    

I am disgusted by the fat comments.

Also disgusted that Melissa is trying to get out of paying financial support.

I believe in gay marriage. You can't live as a married couple and expect to walk away without meeting your financial responsibilities to you spouse.

1538 days ago
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Amber    

wow...people on here can be down right mean

1538 days ago
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