Etheridge, Michaels bitter settlement reaches end

Melissa Etheridge and Tammy Lynn Michaels

Melissa Etheridge and Tammy Lynn Michaels in happier times.


$23,000 a month isn’t enough to fill the Christmas stockings of former “L Word” actress Tammy Michaels and American rock singer-songwriter Melissa Etheridge’s twin children, apparently.

The couple, who had a commitment ceremony in 2003 and separated in 2010, have finally agreed on a domestic partnership settlement. According to TMZ, last May it was decided Etheridge was to pay Michaels $13,000 a month in spousal support and $10,000 a month in child support. Michaels attempted to throw the settlement out, however last week the judge ruled the settlement is valid and binding.


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