Tammy Lynn Michaels and Melissa Etheridge split

melissa-etheridge-tammy-lynn.jpgRocker Melissa Etheridge and her partner of nine years, "Popular" queen bee Tammy Lynn Michaels announced their separation on Thursday (April 15). The couple held a commitment ceremony in Malibu in 2003, and Michaels has been going by the name Tammy Etheridge since.

In a statement, Etheridge's rep says, "Melissa and Tammy Etheridge are saddened to announce that they are now separated." The couple has two children, son Miller and daughter Johnnie Rose, conceived via anonymous sperm donor and delivered by Michaels.