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Melissa Etheridge's Ex

Files for Custody

7/8/2010 7:50 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Melissa Etheridge's former domestic partner, Tammy Lynn Michaels, has filed legal docs asking for full custody of their twin children.

TMZ broke the story ... Melissa filed for dissolution of their domestic partnership. In Melissa's docs, she filed for joint legal and physical custody.

But now, Tammy has thrown down the gauntlet, asking for full legal and physical custody.  Tammy carried the twins to term, after being impregnated by an anonymous sperm donor.

Tammy, just like Melissa, says in her docs irreconcilable differences as the reason to end their partnership.

Tammy is also asking for spousal support.

Last thing ... it looks like Tammy made a mistake.  She filed a dissolution of marriage rather than a dissolution of domestic partnership.  The two did not qualify to marry during the time that they established their union.


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what, tammy lynn cannot support her own kids??

shocker, suck it from someone who has a few bucks.




1533 days ago


Hope there is a big protest against Melissa the day of the court hearing for this!
Best of luck Tammy with the custody, child support and spousal support. AFter 9 years with this woman you deserve it without question.

Melissa oh gosh, just hypocrite, you are the biggest one I have ever seen. Gay Marriage, Gay Relationships+Children=== Support.

1533 days ago


Melissa is creating a pattern of making families and abandoning them. She is a dog. And to deny Tammy spousal support; That is cold.

1533 days ago


I don't know why she's asking for custody. Melissa ain't gonna open up those legs for any guy. that's why she had her girlfriend get pregnant. Hell, I have as much chance of getting custody as her. Melissa has no rights to the child because under california law, she's not married nd she sure as hell didn't give birth. She haven't a clue as to what real women go trough. This is what happens when you try to step in the shoes of men.

1533 days ago

Oh no!    

First off TMZ, David Crosby is da daddy of the two kids.

Second, this just goes to show you how whacked out lezbos are. Screw 'em, but don't marry 'em.

1533 days ago


To Poster #21, by Oh no,

David Crosby is not the daddy of Tammy's kids. He was the donor for the 2 kids Melissa had with her first gf. Melissa does support and has joint custody of those kids.

How sad that Melissa and Tammy ended up like this. Ladies...where did the love go?

1533 days ago


Yep, here we go, round and round again. I hope she takes Melissa to the cleaners AND BACK! So much for gay unions and marriages, huh!

1532 days ago


After watching the real L word on HBO and befriending some lesbians, WHY THE HECK DO THEY HAVE KIDS WITH SOMEONE!

Someone said,"What does one Lesbian give to another on their second date...........a house key".

Lesbians are as promiscuous as pretty boy college frat boys.

Good to see homosexuals are as screwed up as us heterosexuals in relationships.

1532 days ago


"full custody of their twin children."
WHAT ???
What has this country become?
This is two gay queers trying to fight over which one gets the kids who should not have been with them in the first place anyway.

1532 days ago


David Crosby should claim the kids, he would be better for the kids than either of these two

That might work if he was the father of the children. He's not. He was the sperm donor for the children that Melissa had with Julie Cypher.

1532 days ago


Melissa is like Jerry Lee Lewis. But with a vagina.

Team Tammy!

1532 days ago


i think melissa left tammy for crystal bowersox... crystal is young enough to make her some more babies.

1532 days ago


"Melissa has to many children by to many women"


1532 days ago


Go Tammy!! I hope she gets full custody of the kids she gave birth to, she's the one who gave up her career for 9 years to raise these kids and be a mother to them! Doesn't mean Melissa can't get visitation rights, but who when there's no legal marriage is going to say Melissa has a right to visitation (did she adopt the kids?), if she didn't adopt the kids in her name and Tammy gave birth that's bye bye Melissa lol!!
I do think the alleged way Tammy found out their split had been announced, by seeing it on tmz was completely callous and uncalled for by someone who claimed at one time to love her!! Shame on you Melissa Etheridge!!

1532 days ago

Shelly Smith    

Tammy is still the biological MAMA!!! Not Ethridge!!!! Sorry About her LUCK!!

1532 days ago
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