Melissa Etheridge's Post-Breakup Outing

7/16/2010 8:20 PM PDT
For the first time since filing legal documents to end her domestic partnership with Tammy Lynn Michaels two weeks ago, Melissa Etheridge emerged in Manhattan on Friday.

Earlier this week, an L.A. County Superior Court judge ruled Melissa did not have to pay her ex an additional $25K because the Grammy-winning singer is paying for all of Tammy's and their children's bills. Both Melissa and Tammy are fighting for custody of their twins.

The next hearing is set for September.