Bauer GriffinTammy Lynn Michaels
is the wife of singer Melissa Etheridge
, but the couple announced today that they're separating. They said in a statement, "We ask for consideration and respect for our family as we go through this difficult period." Melissa and Tammy back in 2005 (Getty)
Tammy and Melissa tied the knot in 2003, and Tammy gave birth to the couple's twins, a boy named Miller and a daughter named Johnnie Rose, in 2006. No reason has been given yet for their decision to split.
Aside from being a well-known figure in the lesbian community, Michaels is a successful actress. She's probably best known to audiences for playing the role of Nicole Julian on the WB series Popular
from 1999 to 2001, but she's also made guest appearances on That '80s Show, The L Word
This year, she landed a lead role in a new lesbian comedy movie called Nicest Thing
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