Melissa Etheridge Breaks up with Girlfriend, and She Bites Back

Things have not been great between Melissa Etheridge and her long-time girlfriend, Tammy Lynn Michaels for some time and on Friday, Melissa ended things for good. Because the two exchanged vows in a same-sex ceremony, official papers had to be filed to dissolve the union, and that’s just what Etheridge did on Friday. But, the move did not go unnoticed, particularly by Tammy. And apparently, it wasn’t something that she saw coming. She took almost immediately to her blog to talk about how hurt she was by the sudden move, and by how she believes it was a complete blind-side on Melissa’s part. From Contact Music,

“MELISSA ETHERIDGE’s former partner TAMMY LYNN MICHAELS has expressed her shock after the singer filed papers to formally dissolve their union on Friday (02Jul10), insisting she has been “blindsided” by the news.

The former couple exchanged vows in a same-sex ceremony in 2003 and became parents to twins, conceived via an anonymous sperm donor, before they separated in April (10).

The Come To My Window hitmaker filed papers to officially end the union this week (ends04Jul10) by lodging a Petition for Dissolution of Domestic Partnership in Los Angeles County Superior Court.

Michaels is adamant she was not informed about Etheridge’s plans to make their split official, taking to her official blog to blast the move.

In a post titled, ‘Blindsiding’, she writes, “Gentle waves / no noise for a while / or maybe gentle voices and / SMACK! / file for divorce! / even though we both promised / agreed / handshook / pinkyswore / no filing until after the tour / in the fall.

“Her broken promises / told to me by / headlines / I’m raising the kids / doing what I can / second set of yours.”

I kind of thought that Melissa Etheridge and Tammy Lynn Michaels were having problems for some time so I don’t understand why she feels so blind-sided by it. I do feel badly for Tammy Lynn. She obviously was holding out hope that things would get better “in the fall” and was putting a lot of faith into the relationship. So I can see how much it would hurt to have that hope suddenly taken away.

But I still don’t think that going on your own blog and ranting about it is the way to go. If Tammy Lynn is upset that Melissa didn’t talk to her about the separation before doing it, I think Tammy Lynn should talk to Melissa about it before going and ranting to the entire world. I’m sure Melissa’s feeling quite blind-sided herself at the moment.

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