Melissa Etheridge and Tammy Lynn Michaels expecting twins
Musician Melissa Etheridge, 43, and her wife, actress Tammy Lynn Michaels, 31, announced that they are expecting twins sometime this fall. Tammy is carrying the babies.
In a statement posted on Melissa’s web site, the couple said: "To answer the obvious question: we used an anonymous donor from a bank. These are our first two babies conceived together, but not our first time mothering together."
Melissa has two children (Bailey, 9, and Beckett, 7) from a previous relationship with Julie Cypher.
In anticipation of their arrival, Melissa and Tammy also said that "the twins will be a joyful addition to our loving home. We are a blessed family, and ask that no gifts be sent. Any gifts we receive we will donate to a local women’s shelter. However, well wishes are more than welcome!"
Melissa and Tammy have been together for five years and held a commitment ceremony in September 2003. They currently reside in California.