Melissa Etheridge Marries Partner Linda Wallem
Musician Melissa Etheridge and her longtime partner Linda Wallem were married on Saturday, May 31 in California.
Melissa Etheridge Marries Linda Wallem
Etheridge and Wallem wed at San Ysidro Ranch in Montecito, Calif., reported E! News. The private outdoor ceremony was attended by the couple’s family and close friends. Jane Lynch, Rosie O'Donnell, Whitney Cummings, Chelsea Handler, and Peter Facinelli were among the high-profile attendees.
For the nuptials, the singer wore a gray suit, while Wallem, who created Nurse Jackie, donned a white gown.
After tying the knot, Etheridge took to Twitter to share the news with her fans and followers and included a picture of her and her new wife on their wedding day.
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
Etheridge announced her engagement to Wallem in 2013 following the Supreme Court’s decision to overturn the federal gay marriage ban and California’s Proposition 8.
"It is about family and I love my four kids," Etheridge said on CNN at the time. "I called my now fiancée. I'm looking forward to marrying my partner of three years we've been together. 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."
Etheridge and Wallem have been dating since 2010. Etheridge has four children from previous relationships.