Melissa Etheridge

Melissa Etheridge

American singer-songwriter
Acclaimed singer/songwriter and rock & roller due to her confessional lyrics and raspy, Janis Joplin-esque vocals.
BornMay 29, 1961
HometownLeavenworth, Kansas, United States of America
Net worth$25 million
Height5'2" (1.57m)
SpouseLinda Wallem (m 2014 - present)
PartnerJulie Cypher , civil partnership started , 2010 , Tammy Lynn Michaels
ChildrenBeckett Cypher
ParentsJohn Etheridge , Elizabeth Williamson
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Top Stories

Melissa Etheridge on Helping Celebrities Come Out, Love, Grief—and How Her Wild Parties Inspired ‘The L Word’

  • Daniel Knighton/GettyOnce upon a time, in the ’90s, the rock star Melissa Etheridge had a house above the legendary Chateau Marmont in Los Angeles—and arguably the better parties happened around her pool. Yes, the famous lesbians of that era hung out together, Etheridge recalled to The Daily Beast laughing—herself, k.d. lang, Rosie O’Donnell, and Ellen DeGeneres: all famous and out, or on the verge of fame and headline-making comings-out.“A crazy thing happened,” recalled Etheridge. “My partner

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Melissa Etheridge says grief over son Beckett's death is 'endless'

Melissa Etheridge opened up to The Daily Beast about her son Beckett, whom she shared with ex Julie Cypher (with sperm donated by David Crosby), succumbing to his opioid addiction in 2020 at the age of 21.
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MOVIES & TV SHOWS

Ahead of the Curve
Ahead of the Curve
1h 38min
2020
Mary Janes: The Women of Weed
Mary Janes: The Women of Weed
1h 25min
2017
Melissa Etheridge: A Little Bit of Me Live in LA
Melissa Etheridge: A Little Bit of Me Live in LA
2020
The Legend of 420
The Legend of 420
1h 27min
2017
Melissa Etheridge: A New Thought For Christmas
Melissa Etheridge: A New Thought For Christmas
2014
A Home for the Holidays With Rascal Flatts
A Home for the Holidays With Rascal Flatts
2012
The 12th Annual A Home for the Holidays
The 12th Annual A Home for the Holidays
2010
Beyond Chance
Beyond Chance
1h
1999

Albums

Brave and Crazy
Brave and Crazy
1989
Message to Myself
Message to Myself
2007
Live
Live
1988
One Way Out
One Way Out
2021
As Cool As You Try
As Cool As You Try
2021
For the Last Time
For the Last Time
2021
One Way Out
One Way Out
2021
Medicine Show
Medicine Show
2019
Wild And Lonely
Wild And Lonely
2019
Faded by Design
Faded by Design
2019
Memphis Rock and Soul
Memphis Rock and Soul
2016
I’ve Been Loving You Too Long (To Stop Now)
I’ve Been Loving You Too Long (To Stop Now)
2016
Respect Yourself (People Stand Up)
Respect Yourself (People Stand Up)
2016
Hold On, I’m Coming
Hold On, I’m Coming
2016
Little Bit of Me: Live in L.A.
Little Bit of Me: Live in L.A.
2015
Monster
Monster
2015
This Is M.E.
This Is M.E.
2014
Take My Number
Take My Number
2014
Uprising of Love
Uprising of Love
2014
4th Street Feeling
4th Street Feeling
2012
Falling Up
Falling Up
2012
Icon
Icon
2011
Broken Heart Sun
Broken Heart Sun
2011
I Run for Life
I Run for Life
2010
Fearless Love
Fearless Love
2010