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Melissa Etheridge Reveals Brad Pitt Could Have Been Her Kids' Sperm Donor

Melissa Etheridge revealed that Brad Pitt could have been the sperm donor for her two children with former partner Julie Cypher!

“Well actually, [Brad Pitt] was such a good friend of mine, and we did consider it,” the 54-year-old singer-songwriter told Australia’s Studio 10. “And yet, I looked and I saw how badly he wanted children and I thought, ‘I don’t want to share this with someone who really, badly wants children because my children don’t need another parent – they have two.’”

“Of course, my teenagers now are like, ‘I could have had Brad Pitt [as my dad]!’ My son said, ‘I could’ve been amazingly handsome!’” Melissa continued jokingly.

“It’s one of the reasons why David Crosby and his wife are so perfect – because they had children,” Melissa continued (David ended up being the sperm donor of kids Bailey and Beckett). “They were looking to do this as a gift. And my children are lovely and gorgeous anyways.”

Melissa Etheridge Gets Married to Linda Wallem!

Melissa Etheridge has tied the knot to her partner Linda Wallem, according to People.

The singer and her partner both celebrated their 53rd birthdays two days ago and then got married on Saturday (May 31) at the San Ysidro Ranch in Montecito, Calif.

In attendance at the wedding were Melissa‘s four kids – Bailey Jean Cypher, 17; Beckett Cypher, 15; and twins Miller Steven Etheridge and Johnnie Rose Etheridge, 7. Celeb guests included Chelsea Handler, Rosie O’Donnell, Jane Lynch, Peter Facinelli, Whitney Cummings, and Sia.

Melissa wore a grey suit while Linda wore a white dress. The singer even performed a brand new song that she wrote specifically for her longtime love and that has never before been played live.

Congratulations to the happy couple! More Here! »

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Melissa Etheridge Files For Divorce, Leaves Tammy Lynn Michaels Blindsided & Broke

After nine years together, singer Melissa Etheridge filed for divorce from actress Tammy Lynn Michaels on Friday (July 2), citing irreconcilable differences.

Melissa, 49, is asking the court not to award financial support to Tammy, 35, but seeking joint custody of their 3-year-old twins, Miller and Johnnie. (Tammy gave up Hollywood to raise the kids in Indiana. Melissa has been on the road, performing her “Fearless Love” concert tour.)

Here’s what Tammy had to say about being blindsided by the divorce news via her blog:

i am wondering if it’s an art

gentle waves
no noise for awhile
or maybe gentle voices


even though we both promised

no filing until after tour
in the fall

her broken promises
told to me by

i’m raising the kids
doing what i can
second set of yours

could you stop blind sighting me?

unless it’s another art form you’re working on?

have a good concert.

Click inside to read Tammy‘s other VERY TELLING blog entry…

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Melissa Etheridge & Longtime Partner Split

Rocker Melissa Etheridge and her partner of nearly nine years, Tammy Etheridge, have split up.

Melissa and Tammy Etheridge are saddened to announce that they are now separated,” Melissa‘s rep told People.

“We ask for consideration and respect for our family as we go through this difficult period,” the two added.

Melissa and Tammy exchanged formal vows in a Malibu ceremony in 2003. The two are the parents of three-year-old twins from an anonymous sperm donor; Tammy also supported Melissa through a battle with breast cancer starting in 2004.

Melissa Etheridge Flip-Flops on Rick Warren

Legendary rocker Melissa Etheridge has come away with a different opinion of pastor Rick Warren after speaking with him recently. President-elect Barack Obama has chosen the Orange County mega-pastor to deliver the invocation at his swearing, which has dismayed many Hollywood liberals. Previously, actor Alan Cumming had taken to HuffPo to voice his opinion.

also shared on HuffPo, “I received a call from Pastor Rick, and before I could say anything, he told me what a fan he was. He had most of my albums from the very first one. What? This didn’t sound like a gay hater, much less a preacher. He explained in very thoughtful words that as a Christian he believed in equal rights for everyone. He believed every loving relationship should have equal protection. He struggled with proposition 8 because he didn’t want to see marriage redefined as anything other than between a man and a woman. He said he regretted his choice of words in his video message to his congregation about proposition 8 when he mentioned pedophiles and those who commit incest. He said that in no way, is that how he thought about gays.”

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