Melissa Etheridge Marries Longtime Love
Rocker ties knot with Linda Wallem
By Polly Davis Doig, Newser Staff
Posted Jun 1, 2014 9:13 AM CDT
Melissa Etheridge, left, and Linda Wallem arrive at the 6th Annual Go Go Gala at the Bel Air Bay Club in this Nov. 14, 2013 file photo.   (Photo by Richard Shotwell/Invision/AP, File)

(Newser) – Melissa Etheridge waded back into marital waters yesterday, marrying partner and Nurse Jackie creator Linda Wallem in a Montecito, Califo., ceremony that took place just two days after the couple turned 53, reports People. "A gorgeous, perfect, beautiful day to get married," tweeted the rocker, whose four kids all took part in the ceremony. Pals including Chelsea Handler, Jane Lynch, Rosie O'Donnel, Whitney Cummings, and Peter Facinelli were there to watch. Etheridge performed a brand new song for her bride; a guest called it "such a magical moment." The couple have been together since 2010, but Wallem was Etheridge's "best man" in her 2003 wedding to ex-wife Tammy Etheridge.

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Jun 2, 2014 9:16 AM CDT
Marrying her "Best Man" is too funny. What makes headlines is fascinating, my wife and I never got mentioned when we were wed by any news organization. Perhaps they did not get the news from my pastor or friends attending. Sounds a little creepy with the former marriage and "Best Man" information.
Jun 1, 2014 12:29 PM CDT
I hope it lasts longer than her other relationships. She has 4 children with 2 different Women as it is. Maybe 3rd times a charm.