Etheridge: No Money for Tammy Lynn

By Advocate.com Editors

Originally published on Advocate.com July 04 2010 11:45 AM ET

Melissa Etheridge filed paperwork Friday to officially dissolve her domestic partnership with Tammy Lynn Michaels. Now court documents reveal Etheridge is seeking joint custody of their children and asked the court not to award financial support to Michaels.

“i gave up my managers, agents, contacts, all that good stuff, because i stepped directly into potty training a small boy, and carrying around a small girl on my hip,” Michaels wrote on her blog Saturday after posting a poem in which she says she was blindsided by finding the paperwork had been filed.

“i was always the house wife after that,” she continues. “the only thing i hated about it was not bringing in money- i have made my own money since i started babysitting at 10, and having a newspaper route at 11. having no steady paycheck killed me for those years with her. and now it's really killing me. the other week i had to borrow money from a friend. two weeks ago i had to scrape together $1.25 to pay for gas. i know she doesn't want to give me money. trust. i'm borrowing cash left and right from people to get through this summer, and feed my kids, with a stomach full of ulcers, thank you.”