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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.

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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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46.

jane doe    

Maybe Melissa will go back to playing her guitar for loose change on Hollywood Boulevard in front of the Nokia Theater - while Tammy Lynn hooks up with Jodie Foster and moves to Beverly Hills!

1511 days ago
47.

Brigham Young    

AMEN!

1511 days ago
48.

Hanging to da lef    

Jane Doe; I don't think Tammy can take Jodie's humongus PENIS!!!

1511 days ago
49.

Irvinemom    

Does this mean Melissa Etheridge will want to pay her taxes now?
I'm just saying!?

1511 days ago
50.

jane doe    

If JODIE FOSTER'S PENIS is the same size as her EGO, then that would be a problem for Tammy Lynn . . .

Is it possible MELISSA ETHERIDGE IS REALLY A MAN? If it walks like a duck, and talks like a duck . . .

1511 days ago
51.

Trish    

It make me feel confused. Better days ahead.

1511 days ago
52.

Brigham Young    

Melissa Etheridge should be a Mormon...

MELISSA ETHERIDGE + MANY WIVES + LOTS OF CHILDREN = POLYGAMIST

1511 days ago
53.

Brian    

"I am 42 an never been married,but i live with my boyfriend for 17yrs. Marriage is a big step to take and a commitment not to take lightly."

If you've been living with somebody for 17 years and still aren't ready for the "big step" to marriage, the problem is you, not the institution of marriage. What on earth could you possibly be waiting for that you haven't already gotten in 17 years?

1511 days ago
54.

Gina    

Why does "beautiful" lesbian love always seem to end so ugly? Maybe its cause you can't make a silk purse out of a sows ear?

1510 days ago
55.

cp    

What is wrong with gay couple adopting or having children and raising them? THIS!!! see ur mommas fighting like the animals they r in real life. you ever see to gay men beating each other up in a jealous rage? I have and I much rather see a loving husband and wife relationship raising children in a "normal environment". Let them knock themselves out in court. They deserve all the attention since they put themselves up for critique when they came out of the closet and decided to raise kids in a loving relationship..Yea right

1510 days ago
56.

Don    

Geezus, Melissa is one ugly chick.

1510 days ago
57.

LJ    

Yeah She didn't make a mistake...her rep said she intended to file for a dissolution of MARRIAGE!

1510 days ago
58.

lisa    

that figures sounds like a desperate measure for money.sure they are legally her kids but melissa is not the daddy so who are you gonna get money from.that's seems to be what this custody battle is all about.shoulda been with a guy.what ashame they use kids as a pawn.

1510 days ago
59.

rose    

I have been a fan of Melissas from the start and thought what she wrote was true emotion and was part of the intensity of her singing and writing, but stupid me ..BUT........ she said she meant these words and lived them! i am a fan no more and seeing her on the shopping channel disgusted me! I believe that melissa used tammy and when she got bored moved on. The people that still believe melissa's innocent read the book she wrote about ten years ago.cheating isn't new for her. always waiting for the next best thing! what a hypocrite .............Tammy should get full support and full custody..........she was the woman that gave birth and care to the children while melissa was out doing her thing! the support that even melissa said that tammy gave her to get her through her cancer was part of healing and now she dumps her. just like a man! karma is a bitch.

1510 days ago
60.

b626    

Is David Crosby the donor seed of this second litter?
Or some other 'volunteer'?
Those poor kids.
All this sperm donation,daddy for hire etc
should be outlawed.

1510 days ago
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