TMZ

Our TV Shows

Got a Tip?

Call TMZ at (888) 847-9869 or Click Here

Melissa Etheridge's Ex Shut Down In Court

7/12/2010 9:20 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Melissa Etheridge's ex, Tammy Lynn Michaels, doesn't need $25,000 immediately since Melissa is footing the bills ... this according to an L.A. County Superior Court judge.

0711_melissa_etheridge_tammy_lynn_michaels_exd_getty
Tammy's lawyer wanted the judge to order Melissa to immediately pay 25k to his client, whom he claims is destitute.  The lawyer wanted another 25k from Melissa for legal fees, but Melissa's attorney, Neal Hersh, convinced the judge Melissa was paying for everything -- housing, food, schools, the works -- so Tammy's claim that she can't afford to live is bogus.

TMZ broke the story ... Melissa filed to end their domestic partnership, and Tammy then filed, claiming the two were married and she wanted the marriage dissolved.

The next hearing is set for September.

0709_split_footer

56 COMMENTS

No Avatar
1.

Chris    

Melissa's on the hook for child support, spousal support, the house, the cars, EVERYTHING. She wanted gay marriage equality, she got it!

1565 days ago
2.

My New Name    

So are they operating under the impression that Melissa is simply a money pit?

1565 days ago
3.

tracker    

MILLISA IS NO GOOD JUST LIKE ROSIE ODONNELL.THEY HAVE WIVES UNTIL THEY SPLIT THEN WELL WE REALLY AREN,T MARRIED SO I DON,T HAVE TO PAY.THEY ARE LOSERS......

1565 days ago
4.

AM    

Why does Melissa look like a cross between Corey Feldman and Grandpa Munster?

Tammy Lynn is a dumb and a liar to think Melissa wouldn't bring proof. I know she's hurt but sheesh!

1565 days ago
5.

growup    

How could Tammy Lynn's claim be "bogus" when they lived as a married couple and Tammy was the one who quit her job to stay at home with the kids?! Melissa has some explainin' to do!

1565 days ago
6.

FABIO    

She deserves half of whatever Melissa is worth.

1565 days ago
7.

Aaron Salmon    

Somebody is lying!

1565 days ago
8.

justsaying    

God is sad because they are lesbian. Melissa's parents are sad because they'll never see a grandchild and their blood lines stop with her. The Devil is happy because they are lesbians. And men are glad that that don't have to put up with either one of these finger poking, c*nt licking, wannabe men. Well.......at least two of the four a happy.

1565 days ago
9.

KO    

All this time I thought ME was a sincere and honest person. She has four children. Did she shut Julie down when asked for support for there two children. Unfortunately, ME needed a younger woman to make her feel whole! That said, cancer came and this sweet woman said, and i paraphrase "In sickness and in health" with the flowers! ME is a woman who has let fame taint the most important relationships, that when her career is done will comfort her. Good luck with the fame and money for now! People like you usually die alone! I really like your music. But I don't like you as a person! Good luck being alone!

1565 days ago
10.

Pretty LL    

if they were married and Tammy Lynn really was a stay at home mom then Melissa needs to help her out. if Melissa wants to be married, she needs to play by the same rules everyone else does.

1565 days ago
11.

PhilipMarkum    

*** MELISSA ETHERIDGE IS A ****TY HUMAN BEING. ***

1565 days ago
12.

Big Daddy    

LMBO AM Grandpa Munster, and Corey Feldmen. I scrolled back up, and your right!!! hahahaha

1565 days ago
13.

AAudrey    

She looks like KENDRA! just sayin...

1565 days ago
14.

vindog    

Something is smelling a little fishy here. LOL

1565 days ago
15.

jdjdjd    

Homo relationships never work... it's an abnormal lifestyle and factually unhealthy.
Not to mention nasty, and yeah stop spreading all these STD's around ya queers!

1565 days ago
| 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | Most Recent | Next 15 Comments

Around The Web