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

(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.

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)
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