Melissa Etheridge Marries ‘Only One’ Linda Wallem
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Melissa Etheridge married partner Linda Wallem on Saturday evening at the San Ysidro Ranch in Montecito, California, confirms People magazine.
The I’m the Only One singer married her only one just days after they both celebrated their 53rd birthday.
According to Us Weekly, the couple married during an outdoor ceremony at the foot of the Santa Ynez Mountain range with family and friends in attendance, including Rosie O’Donnell, Chelsea Handler, and Whitney Cummings.
Etheridge wore a grey suit as she performed a song she wrote for her new bride.
The day before, while celebrating their birthdays, Etheridge posted a hint about the upcoming nuptials.
Linda and I had a great birthday yesterday. Now, just a little rehearsal for something we will be doing tomorrow…pic.twitter.com/rn3zLyLkbQ
— Melissa Etheridge (@metheridge) May 30, 2014
Etheridge announced their engagement during a phone interview with CNN soon after the U.S. Supreme Court repealed the Defense of Marriage Act, which gives legally married same-sex couples the same rights as heterosexual couples.
True love…so blessed. "By the power invested in me by the state of California…" Thanks pic.twitter.com/rWftMxdxQv
— Melissa Etheridge (@metheridge) June 1, 2014
“It is about family and I love my four kids. I called my now-fiancée. I’m looking forward to marrying my partner … in the state of California,” she said. “Love is love and America is beautiful.”
— Melissa Etheridge (@metheridge) May 31, 2014
The couple began dating in 2010. Etheridge has four kids — twins Johnnie and Miller, 8, with ex-girlfriend Tammy Lynn Michaels, and daughter Bailey, 17, and son Beckett, 16, with ex Julie Cypher.
“It is about family and I love my four kids. I called my now-fiancee. I’m looking forward to marrying my partner of three years,” she said during a phone CNN interview on June 26. “I’m going to get married in the state of California. I woke [the kids] up this morning telling them the Supreme Court ruling on DOMA. . .I love everybody out there. It’s a great day.”
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