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Melissa Etheridge Domestic Partnership War


5/22/2012 10:17 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Melissa Etheridge has FINALLY settled her 2 year war with domestic partner Tammy Lynn Michaels ... TMZ has learned.

The former couple hashed out an agreement last night as part of court-ordered mediation. 

The settlement covers both partner and child support.  As TMZ first reported, Tammy had been receiving a total of $23,000 a month from Melissa, but claimed she was barely scraping by and that Melissa could afford to pay more since she was raking in $177,882 a month.

Sources connected with the couple tell TMZ ... under the terms of the settlement, Tammy will net more than the $23,000 a month, though we don't have the exact figure.

As for who gets the 5-year-old twins, Johnnie Rose and Miller Steven, we're told Melissa and Tammy will share joint custody, with adjustments when Melissa goes on the road.

Lawyers for both sides could not be reached for comment.


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V Kint    

Who gets the Subaru?

862 days ago

V Kint    

Who gets the Subaru?

862 days ago

IceGypsy can a person have issues scraping by on $23k/m Give me a break!

862 days ago


Gay people trying to legalize marriage and this bitch melissa making a mockery out of it.....two lesbians that should not be allowed to marry since they change partners every two or three months is melissa and rosie.......between these two lesbos....divorce cort will be a rotating door for these two!

862 days ago

Big D    

As a straight male that has been through a divorce, it brings a tear to my eye knowing that the gay and lesbian's can share the joy's of divorce also....hahahahaha

862 days ago


There are still pending matters with the assets such as: 1. pair of addidas high top sneakers, white 2. 17 sorftball trophies, various 3. 1995 Chevy Blazer 4. Acustic guitar, used 5. One window pane with glass and frame/ film set variety 6. 4 assorted thumb rings

862 days ago

Tigers Wood    

Kids are very expensive to raise now days.

862 days ago


I once heard Melissa Etheridge on a talk show with her last partner referring to the kids as "my kids". Funny, that relationship ended badly too. M.E. is a first class bitch and bully. Luckily she doesn't have full custody. She wants others to have her kids and then behaves VERY BADLY, i.e. psychotic. I KNOW THIS.

862 days ago


Child support, yes. Partner support? Not. Is Tammy Lynn disabled or something? Bad back, perhaps?

862 days ago


Beotch, you ca't live on $23,000/month? I only make slightly more for the whole year! Come live in reality sometime, crap like this makes me sick. I don't care who's at fault, fact is anyone could live on that money unles maybe you're snorting or shooting it up. Although if you're doing that much you should be dead by now.

861 days ago


These degenerates sadly enough where not satisfied with their abnormal life style but had to
bring innocent children into the picture, they
will have to answer for their behavior

861 days ago


scraping by on 23k a month!??!! Are you joking me?? I may not have kids but i survive pretty damn comfortably on a SMALL fraction of that per month. Just because you cant go out for $300 dinners every night. Frick celebrities annoy the **** out of me.

861 days ago


how does melissa rake in over a million a year? She hasn't had a hit in a decade - the poor kids having to put up with such angry beavers!

861 days ago


Tammy receiving more that $23K can mean
$23,225.00 and only last for one more year. Seems pretty clear who LEAKED THIS SIDE OF THE SETTLEMENT. Ugh.

However, the end result is that they can remain GREAT parents to their children with peace and warmer things around the corner.

861 days ago
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