Melissa Etheridge Fun Facts, Quotes and Tweets

15th October 2015

Quote: "There's a sense of a future there, like I don't have to worry. I've had two (relationships) fail before, but when it's right and it's real, it feels good... The key, we found, is that we need to have the dedication to take care of ourselves and we do that. That's probably the sexiest thing ever!" Rocker Melissa Etheridge has finally found lasting love in her wife Linda Wallem after previously romancing actress Tami Lynn Michaels and Julie Cypher.

9th October 2014

Quote: "We kept it small... My oldest son was my best man and the maid of honour was our daughter and the ring bearer and the flower girl (were our other kids)... The wedding was officiated by my tour manager... who's worked with me for over 20 years." Melissa Etheridge on her intimate, low-key family wedding ceremony. The rocker wed partner Linda Wallem in California this past summer (14).

27th September 2014

Quote: "If I could have, I would have chosen not to go through cancer or my divorces in public. Yet you can't say, 'I'm only going to let the public see the good stuff.' Whenever I sit down with someone, I need to know that I'm not hiding anything." Singer and breast cancer survivor Melissa Etheridge on the pitfalls of fame. She endured a nasty divorce from longtime partner Tammy Lynn Michaels in 2010, when they fought over custody of their twins.

28th June 2013

Quote: "We all kinda got our own families and went our own way. It's funny we all were together and then it all went poof." Singer Melissa Etheridge admits she has not spoken to her old pal Brad Pitt or his ex-wife Jennifer Aniston in years after performing at their 2000 wedding.

21st June 2013

Quote: "I feel like to comment on somebody else's decision and their motivation and to criticise it in any way feels really inappropriate for me. And I bite my tongue because Angelina is not a personal friend and I can't speak about her experience, but doing something electively to avoid greats odds that you can have a fatal disease, not only is it brave, but I think it's pretty intelligent." Actress-turned-reality Tv star Brooke Burke Charvet, who underwent treatment for thyroid cancer last year (12), reprimands breast cancer survivor Melissa Etheridge after she insisted Angelina Jolie's decision to undergo a double mastectomy to reduce her chances of developing the disease was more "fearful" than "brave".

5th April 2012

Fact: Singer/songwriter Melissa Etheridge is working on a new stage musical with Nurse Jackie co-creator Linda Wallem. The star says, "I want to do it right and make it be something that lasts."

28th September 2011

Quote: "I went out one night and had some tequila... and I came home and I'm all, 'I can buy a car if I want to...' and I bought a car on eBay, drunk. It was a 1968 Camaro convertible - a bad a** muscle car - and I woke up the next day: 'Oh my God, what have I done...?' It was delivered to my house... I drove it around a couple of months, got a girlfriend..." Rocker Melissa Etheridge on the worst thing she has done while drunk.

27th September 2011

Quote: "I love to fish... I taught Brad Pitt how to fly fish in my swimming pool back when he had to audition... for the part of A River Runs Through It... He did well, he got the part." Rocker Melissa Etheridge gave Brad Pitt fishing tips.

22nd October 2010

Quote: "I don’t want to look like a criminal to my children anymore. I want them to know this is a choice that you make as a responsible adult." Melissa Etheridge on the reasons behind her decision to publicly fight for the legalisation of marijuana in California.

24th June 2010

Quote: "Now everyone one understands why we're not together - because we don't see things the same. She has a blog where she can put her thoughts and feelings, and I respect that." Rocker Melissa Etheridge on former partner TAMI LYNN MICHAELS' online outburst about the couple's "mutual" split. The singer/songwriter appeared on TV show Oprah and confirmed her marriage to the actress was over, but Michaels has since insisted there was nothing mutual about it, as her ex had suggested.

30th April 2010

Quote: "We were at the bar, and Bruce was talking to Paul, and he turned to me and said, 'I can't believe I'm talking to Paul MCCartney!' I thought, 'I can't believe I'm talking to Bruce Springsteen, who's talking to Paul MCCartney.'" Melissa Etheridge on an all-star meeting with her heroes at the 1999 Rock & Roll Hall of Fame induction ceremony.

29th April 2010

Quote: "I listen to her as a mother, and in that way I really appreciate her music. I was scared about my kids listening to the radio, but thankfully Taylor Swift is one of the artists that my daughter really hung on to. She's real." Melissa Etheridge gives TAYLOR SWIFT the thumbs up.

24th April 2010

Quote: "I don't know why they say there's no gay marriage; I have two ex-wives." Rocker Melissa Etheridge puts a funny spin on her recent split from partner Tammy Lynn Michaels.

20th December 2008

Fact: Melissa Etheridge showed American audiences her gift-giving spirit when she signed and donated an acoustic guitar on THE BONNIE HUNT SHOW for the host's Bonnie's Basement charity auction on, in an effort to raise money for the Robert H. Lurie Comprehensive Cancer Center.

2nd October 2008

Fact: When rocker Melissa Etheridge weds her partner TAMMY LYNN MICHAELS in the near future, it will be the second time the gay pair have exchanged vows - they staged a commitment ceremony in Malibu, California in 2003, when same sex marriages were illegal. The laws were changed in May (08) and now the couple is hoping to legally become wife and wife.

29th August 2008

Quote: “I’m actually healthier than before the diagnosis.” Breast cancer survivor Melissa Etheridge, who will take part in next month's (Sep08) Stand Up To Cancer U.S. telethon to raise awareness about the disease.

3rd December 2007

Fact: Australian pop superstar Kylie Minogue has been added to the line-up for the Nobel Peace Prize Concert on 11 December (07). The event, which also sees headliners Alicia Keys, Annie Lennox and Melissa Etheridge taking to the stage, is being held in honour of former U.S. vice president AL GORE.

15th November 2007

Fact: Kill Bill star Uma Thurman will join actor Tommy Lee Jones to co-host the Nobel Peace Prize Concert in honour of his former college roommate and ex-U.S. vice president, Al Gore. Celebrities Alicia Keys, Annie Lennox and Melissa Etheridge will all take to the stage for the concert on 11 December (07).

8th November 2007

Fact: Actor Tommy Lee Jones will co-host the Nobel Peace Prize Concert in honour of his former college roommate and ex-U.S. vice president, Al Gore. Celebrities Alicia Keys, Annie Lennox and Melissa Etheridge will all take to the stage for the concert on 11 December (07).

26th October 2007

Quote: "I think Johnny Depp is very in tune to his feminine side... We all have the male and female inside us and I think it's very attractive when you find... a man, who you can tell is not afraid of the feminine." Lesbian rocker Melissa Etheridge is turned on by the Pirates Of The Caribbean star.

25th October 2007

Quote: "I dated a few (boys)... but I'm a pure member of the church." Lesbian rocker Melissa Etheridge reveals she's "a little bit" of a virgin because she has never had sex with a guy.

25th October 2007

Quote: "I dated a few (boys)... but I'm a pure member of the church." Lesbian rocker Melissa Etheridge reveals she's "a little bit" of a virgin because she has never had sex with a guy.

24th October 2007

Quote: "They don't so much anymore, we're all getting older... They used to." Rocker Melissa Etheridge admits lusty lesbian fans no longer throw their underwear onstage at concerts.

9th October 2007

Quote: "I wish someone like George Clooney would say, 'Yeah, I'd like me some man!' Wouldn't that be hot?" Lesbian rocker Melissa Etheridge dreams of an eligible Hollywood hunk announcing he's gay.

4th October 2007

Quote: "I went to the doctor last week to get the check-up and it's all clear. I've been clear three years, which is the big one. I know, in my heart, that I don't have cancer." Rocker Melissa Etheridge is celebrating her no-cancer news.

7th September 2007

Quote: "I was wondering if anyone noticed the subtle irony... I was like, 'What is the universe telling me?' They're all looking like, 'Congratulations, loud mouth!'" Lesbian rocker Melissa Etheridge on receiving her 2007 Best Song Oscar from John Travolta and Queen Latifah, who have both been labelled closet gays in recent media reports.

26th February 2007

Quote: "This is the only naked man that will ever be in my bedroom." Gay singer Melissa Etheridge jokes about her plans for her new Oscar. The singer/songwriter claimed the Best Song prize at the Academy Awards last night (25FEB07).

26th February 2007

Quote: "I think the Oscars are, like, a gay holiday." Lesbian rocker and Oscar winner Melissa Etheridge felt at home at the Academy Awards last night (25FEB07).

16th February 2007

Quote: "Because, what do I write? Help! What do we do? 'Give a hoot, don't pollute' or something?'" Oscar-nominated Singer Melissa Etheridge found it tough penning an appropriate soundtrack to environmental movie AN INCONVENIENT TRUTH.

28th February 2006

Fact: <p>Breast cancer survivor Melissa Etheridge will replace rocker Sheryl Crow at the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo in Texas next month March (06). Crow was diagnosed with the disease last week (ends24FEB06). </p>

1st November 2005

Quote: <p>"NASCAR (US racing organisation) has asked me to sing the national anthem at one of their events. It's like cancer knocked gay out. Now I'm no longer the gay one." Melissa Etheridge insists people look at her differently now she's a cancer survivor. </p>

6th October 2005

Fact: <p>Melissa Etheridge is planning a special thank you to those who helped her battle breast cancer - she's donating her record royalties for new song I RUN FOR LIFE to breast cancer charities. </p>

12th September 2005

Fact: <p>Rocker Melissa Etheridge will produce and host a breast-cancer awareness special, WOMENROCK! which will air on America's Lifetime cable channel next month (OCT05). </p>

23rd August 2005

Fact: <p>Kanye West and Melissa Etheridge are among the stars who have signed up to appear on a new show on MTV's college-only cable network uMTV, in which they'll make impromptu appearances at colleges to teach classes. </p>

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